Kidtropolis 2017 – Case Study


Following the success of Summer in the City and our working relationship with MCM Expo, we were asked to provide the stage features for Kidtropolis by Simon Pilling (Event Director).

This busy show aimed at children was hosted at ExCel and incorporated two main stages and many features befitting of the demographic. OBS supplied the AV throughout the show along with operators for each stage and exhibitor AV.

Stage 1 hosted performances from Flawless, Naomi’s Wild and Scary, The Sooty Show amongst many others. OBS provided the staging, flown lighting and PA, draping and large LED screen.

Stage 2 was slightly smaller in size and hosted Peppa Pig, Basil Brush and many more. OBS installed staging, ground supported lighting and ground stacked line array PA.

We also worked with exhibitors on the show floor to assist with their AV requirements including the supply of staging, screens and PA systems.


Simon Pilling kindly remarked: “Basically, awesome thank you and that’s an independent comment from two Kidtropolis directors. I approached you nearer the event after a recommendation. You arranged a site visit after an initial plan to see you in action which was very beneficial. You were accommodating and suggested that equipment alterations based on the layout would assist with reducing costs without affecting the quality. This was really appreciated.

On site, build up went well, especially with the different halls available at different times and talent bringing in their own sets. Talent commented on how easy it was to work with you.

On site team Chris and Ed, thank you. There were times you worked above and beyond – it was noticed.

Basically, an awesome team, thank you.

Hope to work with you again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you.”