Royal Albert Hall – José Carreras

6mm LED Screen Solution - José Carreras

As part of the SFL Group, Production AV supplied the LED screen to the Royal Albert Hall for José Carreras in his first headline appearance since 2008 to premiere A Life in Music. Using our Desay 6.25mm LED panels, we built a 12m x 2.7m screen that was flown above José and his performing orchestra as the centre piece for Carreras to visually tell his incredible life in music story.

Opera Performance 6mm LED Screen Solution

6mm LED Screen - José Carreras

Arriving for an early load in at 7am, the Production AV team had the screen fully rigged and operational by 10:30am which allowed the sound technicians free access to setup the orchestra’s positions. Two Nova MCTRL660 Processors were used to manage the screen with one being set up to act as a backup to the main processor. Control was set up a floor below the stage where an ImagePro II Dual was used to feed content to the screen. The show was in the evening and a technician was on site the entire time monitoring the screens which worked perfectly throughout. Below is an audience member’s picture of the special night.

Our thanks to SFL for choosing us as the LED Supplier and we look forward to the next time the Royal Albert Hall needs an audiovisual solution.

Fantastic LED Screen for Nutcracker On Ice

Production AV supplied the Nutcracker on Ice in the Royal Albert Hall with a Desay 6.25mm LED Wall.

The festive spectacular jointly promoted by the Royal Albert Hall and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, welcomed the Imperial Ice Stars to the rink, chose a spectacular 13.6m x 5.4m 6mm pitch screen as a centre piece for the performances provided by SFL group members, Production AV.

Desay 6mm Inddor/Outdoor LED Screen provided by Production AV for the Nutcracker on Ice at the Royal Albert Hall

High Resolution 6mm LED Screen

As part of the SFL Group, Production AV supplied the screen to the Royal Albert Hall for the run of performances over the festive period. A tight build schedule required that the screen build dovetail with the construction of the 4000sqft Ice rink and setting up for the orchestra. This was achieved to deliver the ground supported screen within the required schedules and with no issues. With the screen boasting over 1.8Million LED pixels, the content was fed to the screens over Lightware Modex fibre optic systems, and switched by a Barco E2 system. The tightly scripted show content was run from Apple MacPro machines running QLab, all equipment supplied from the SFL Group inventory.

Our thanks go to Mike Kane who looked after the screen for the successful run of shows.

Desay 6mm Indoor/Outdoor LED Screen provided by Production AV for the Nutcracker on Ice at the Royal Albert Hall

Promenading our new LED


DigiLED 3.9mm LED Screen Investment

The BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall was the first outing for our new 3.9mm pixel pitch, digiLED HRi3900 LED screen where it took pride of place, flown as the central 7m x 3m screen.

Integrated Team Work

The scale of the venue, and required location of the screen means that only the brightness and intensity of the LED will give the required hi-resolution images. Working as part of  SFL Group, Production AV supplied the LED screen delivered to site with technicians for the build and operation of the screen during the events.

SFL Group, who are the Royal Albert Halls’s preferred AV supplier, furnished the venue with four large projector screens powered by Barco HDX-W20 Flex 20k Lumen and Christie LHD 7k lumen projectors. The resulting quality of the images gave a cinematic quality that added to the ambience and ensured that the audience all had the best view in the house. Craig Lawrence, SFL’s Video & Projects Director, commented, “We were all blown away with the quality and performance of this new digiLED product.The fanless design, fantastic low brightness performance and great calibration make for a brilliant screen. ”

From flying to ground support, our new LED has been busy on corporate events as backdrop for awards ceremonies, as well as on television shows where it’s versatility has been utilised as 1m wide columns. Find out more about our LED Screens.