The Royal Albert Hall Space Spectacular has Lift Off with Jands Vista

The Royal Albert Hall Space Spectacular has Lift Off with Jands Vista

UK – Space Spectacular, the annual space-inspired music co-production between the Royal Albert Hall (RAH) and promoter Raymond Gubbay, needed a spectacular lighting and effects show to live up to its name. With limited time to set up and programmed the extensive rig, RAH’s Lighting Design Manager, Richard Rhys Thomas, was able to put together a stunning show in only a few hours using a Jands Vista L5 Console.

Presented by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Anthony Inglis, Space Spectacular, a voyage through a galaxy of favourite music from deep space and beyond, ran for three shows over two days and featured the classic John Williams themes from Star Wars, Superman, E.T., and Close Encounters – where a space ship even descends over the hall – as well as many more iconic classical, film and TV pieces by composers including Holst, James Horner and David Arnold.

Richard’s space-inspired creative lighting design used the Royal Albert Hall’s core rig complemented by a range of additional fixtures, and included moving lights from Robe, Clay Paky, Vari-Lite and ETC; numerous mirror balls, including one which was 1.5m in size; as well as pyrotechnics and lasers.

Photo copyright: Paul Sanders

Space Spectacular returns to the Royal Albert Hall for three more performances in May 2018. For further information, or to buy tickets, go to

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