Vodafone 5G


Vodafone HQ, Newbury

Vodafone HQ, Manchester




  • Project Delivery
  • Budget Ownership
  • Leading the on-site team
  • Supplier appointment
  • AV, Lighting, Rigging, Set, Staging, Power and Crewing

Project Overview

In September 2019 Vodafone launched their 5G network, and I was asked to work with Senior Producer Neil Warburton to deliver the production. 

The Newbury HQ was the main venue which required a large ground supported truss structure, blackout to make a ‘theatre box’, full lighting, audio visual and staging. The key to this event was to go from a stage which had the basic appearance of a standard conference stage, to a reveal of a hologram provided by Musion, where a young football fan would meet her idol Steph Houghton. 

In the Manchester HQ footballer Steph Houghton was filmed, and both live video and audio was sent over a 5G network to the video system in the Newbury HQ. 

The key challenge with this project was taking the Newbury HQ and turning into a large fully blacked out theatre venue. This was achieved by designing a bespoke ground support truss which sat just millimeters from the roof.