GL events UK has partnered with Fremantle Media, the creators of BBC’s hit show The Greatest Dancer, to deliver seating for the show. The event infrastructure company was asked to create the foundations of the live show’s set, so it could be filmed in front of a live and enthusiastic audience.
The build was large and all-encompassing, consisting of a mixture of tiered grandstand and flat-floor seating, with staging for cameras, to allow over 1,100 spectators to watch the show as it was filmed live in front of them. The tiered grandstand seating was built using GL events UK’s premium seats, each installed with higher sightlines and set within a stand infrastructure that was created using marine plywood and an anti-slip surface covered with carpet, to ensure the stand was almost noiseless.
As part of the show, the audience was given the chance to vote on whether they were enjoying the dancers’ performances or not. This required technology to be installed on each chair; GL events UK’s seating allowed the space for the audience to sit comfortably, even with the addition of this technology, a key component of the original brief to the company.
Commenting on the event, Dave Gregory, Technical Manager, The Greatest Dancer, said: “It’s been a really smooth process from start to finish. GL events’ seating is brilliant quality, and the room they allow for the audience is so generous that we were able to add our voting technology and still give our fans a comfortable and enjoyable experience.”
“The build and dismantle also worked really well and was testament to GL events’ ability to work flexibly with us as a partner. Together we really delivered for the show.”
Chris Mansell, Director of Seating and Stadia at GL events UK, added; “This was a really interesting brief for us to be a part of and we’re delighted that it was a combination of the quality of the product we delivered and also the quality of our project management that led to a pretty seamless project. It’s important to us to keep on delivering for our customers to the very highest standards.”