Variety The Children’s Charity, Gala - Case Study

The Brief

Turn the Peninsula at the Docklands into an Oriental wonderland. With a live band, a floor show, a dancefloor on the agenda to really light up the night.

Our brief was first and foremost to “avoid corporate”, create action, engagement and entertainment. The required outcome was glamour.


The Challenge

The naturally dark venue posed a bit of a challenge. Our job was to create the stage and the backdrop for the live band, create the “wow” factor around the floor show, light up the dancefloor just right to get the people dancing and create engagement.


The Pro Light & Sound Solution

With the Oriental theme front of mind, we used fairy lights and draping to create a pergola-like effect on the ceiling. Further draping around the room added colour and warmth.

There was a lot of well-placed general lighting to light up the room and a dynamic lighting display specifically catering to the floor show.

To create engagement, we put up integrated screens and added a live Instagram feed that allowed the guests to contribute to the entertainment, get engaged and participate.


The Result

Variety – The Children’s Charity raised double the funds from the previous year. The venue looked incredible and the guests had to be pushed out.


The Products

  • Digital Audio Desk
  • Digital Projector
  • Oriental Lighting
  • Fairy Lights
  • Intelligent Lighting
  • Draping
  • Rigging
  • Projections
  • Projector Screen
  • Live Camera Feed To Screen


The Credits

Event Manager: Janet Connoly, Variety Victoria

Stylist: Pro Light & Sound

Audiovisual: Pro Light & Sound

VenuePeninsula, Docklands
Event TypeCharity Gala

Alice McShane

Film Festivals Coordinator, Palace Cinemas Head Office

“We couldn’t get people to leave, they wanted to party all night. The place looked absolutely stunning! It was really beautiful. The Astor was gorgeous, thank you so much”

Melanie Barone

Event Manager, NAB

“One of the things that I enjoy most about the service that Pro Light & Sound offer is that I am never presented with a problem — only a solution”

Jason Coleman

Artistic Director & Choreographer, Ministry of Dance

“The team totally understood me… adding life to the show… Truly Magical! I was thrilled by how professional Pro Light & Sound were.. Fantastic job!”

Genevieve McCaskill

Events Executive, Emerald Group Investments

“I wanted to personally thank you and your team for an amazing job at my event. I’m pretty happy I’ve got a perfect circle in terms of a dream team of suppliers that I can rely on to bring home an extraordinary event. You’re on speed dial for the next one!!!” 

Petar Levar

Learning & Development Lead, IXOM

“The soft launch was a success and your team from Pro Light & sound were sensational. I look forward to working with Pro Light & Sound in the future”

Monique Dowling

Executive Assistant & Events Manager, Fox FM Southern Cross Austereo

“Hello our favourite AV friends, can’t thank you enough for all your recent efforts in our functions this end of the year – your staff have been nothing short of a pleasure to deal with and the AV / staging / lighting always looks sharp!”

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