Category: EVENTS

UCLH – Rainbow #weareyourNHS

We were very proud to have produced this voluntary installation for the NHS at University College London Hospital,  donating our time and materials to such a great cause so close to all our hearts! Working with Early Hours Ltd, we designed, produced and installed this display in a couple of days.

The group of leading London hospitals wanted to respond to the public’s incredible support during the global Covid-19 pandemic with their own rainbow symbol of thanks and reassurance as they continue to provide care for all patients.

We hope that it can bring a tiny touch of joy and raise morale amongst the staff, patients and public and judging by the feedback on social media this has!

You can support the fantastic team of doctors, surgeons, nurses and staff caring for ALL patients seeking treatment and care by visiting

Photo credit: Binky Nixon

LaFayette – Kings Cross Nightclub

Fashion Awards 2019 – Royal Albert Hall

We were grateful to be involved again with Done and Dusted and to provide the set for the London Fashion Awards 2019 at The Royal Albert Hall.

This years stage design by Stufish was a black and white theme celebrating new creatives alongside some of the biggest names in fashion.

This event saw our team install over 150m of elliptical catwalk circling the entire Royal Albert Hall in just 10 hours.

Hillsong – London O2

We provided this 24m wide stage complete with integrated LED dance floor for The Hillsong Church Conference at the London O2 arena.

Block 9 – IICON Touring Project

IICON debuted their new stage at Glastonbury 2019 and impressed the organisers, press and public with it’s huge presence! This 65ft “anonymised head” was one of Illusion’s most ambitious projects to date – constructed out of 79 individual panels of cnc’d plywood, laser-cut steel and hard coated in Polyurea, this structure is now on a global tour (which takes 8 trailers to transport!)

Fashion Awards 2018 – Royal Albert Hall

Secret Cinema – Romeo & Juliet

This was by far the largest job Illusion has ever undertaken, but the most rewarding outcome! This job involved building a life size replica of the infamous Sycamore Grove stage, which is a truly iconic location from the 1996 Baz Luhrmann film. We also built the Capulet’s Mansion, Montague’s Mechanics and various other staging platforms and towers. The overall spectacle was definitely a sight to behold.


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Secret Cinema – Blade Runner

This was an interesting and enjoyable job for Illusion, recreating elements of the cult classic film ‘Blade Runner’. This included Taffey’s Club, China Town and a Subway train Carriage bar. The challenging part was making all the elements of China Town able to withstand an indoor rain effect, and the end result looked amazing!


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Blade Runner 2049 – Promotional Event

This was an exciting project for Illusion to recreate elements for the new Blade Runner 2049 film promotion. We built and painted concrete walls, Bibi’s bar and vending machine fronts.

Secret Cinema – Star Wars

This was a fun project for Illusion as we were tasked with recreating the iconic Cantina bar from the original Star Wars film. Using references from the film we had to replicate the bar in as much detail as possible and the resulting immersive experience was a great success.


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