Time-lapsing Christmas at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

THEATRE Royal Drury Lane recently underwent a festive transformation for Christmas 2021, which we were delighted to time-lapse for LW Theatres.

The historic theatre has only recently reopened after a two-year £60 million project to completely restore and reimagine the existing building for the modern-day.

Through close liaison with the Theatre Royal team, our engineering team installed our camera system within an adjacent pub – the perfect position from which to capture in full the dressing up of the iconic façade – just in time for works starting.

Then, with the intensive decorating works being carried out by two dedicated teams across the two days, our remote monitoring team were on-hand to meticulously micro-manage all camera system setting and timings throughout – culminating in the visually stunning launch night – ensuring every detail was captured for best results.

Time-lapsing Christmas at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Christmas decorations on the frontage of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

In addition to this remote time-lapse capture, when the frontage decorating was complete, we carried out in-situ video and filming work to help us enhance and provide further detail for the final edit.

With all capture completed, our team of editors provided a rapid turnaround to produce the final edit showcasing the full project. This meant the finished video was quickly available to be used for the theatre’s promotional purposes, including across their social media channels.

We, at Time-Lapse Systems, are delighted to have captured the Christmas transformation at this special time of year at the prestigious Theatre Royal Drury Lane, for the LW Theatres group.

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