Trafalgar Square Trailer 0002 IPS Trafalgar Square Trailer Stage Jan 2023 LS Show 02Massive 15m IPS Stage provides focus for Lunar New Year celebrations

Organised by the London Chinatown Chinese Association (LCCA) and working for event experts EnTEEtainment Ltd, we delivered staging and structures for the Lunar New Year event including our impressive smartStage 180 Trailer stage in the iconic Trafalgar Square, London. The stage played host to colourful live performances and speeches with a spectacular pyrotechnic display to mark the end of the festivities.

Our brilliant onsite team moved the 15m Trailer Stage carefully moved into position between the lions at the base of Nelson’s Column and had everything ready for operation in less than a day. The IPS smartStage 180 is one of the largest mobile stages that can fit in this location, and the quick build time allows production maximum time to load in and the quick de-rig meant the Square was cleared within a few hours of the event finishing. 

Trafalgar Square Trailer 0000 IPS Trafalgar Square Trailer Stage Jan 2023 LS Rig 02 

This was the first time the IPS 15m trailer had been in the square, and the “neat finish of the stage fitted elegantly with the bright branding of the occasion” commented Jane Russen, IPS Sales Manager who has lots of experience working in this location, continuing “The stage looked great, and dressed in large banners and lanterns provided an ideal centrepiece for the event”.

Careful planning and precise measurements from IPS Technical Coordinator Dan Ainsley ensured that everything went smoothly onsite, and all the requirements that come with working in a Grade 1 listed location in central London were addressed.

“I knew it would fit” said Ainsley talking about the installation, “but there were a series of elements that all had to be completed in sequence, and to very precise measurements for it all to come together correctly” Needless to say, Dan and the IPS team ensured that everything all went to plan for the event.

Trafalgar_Square_Trailer_0001_IPS_-_Trafalgar_Square_Trailer_Stage_-_Jan_2023_LS-Build_01.jpgIPS also supplied a Front of House structure, Camera Platforms, and a series of Projection structures around the square to provide secure weatherproof locations that enabled the bold imagery to be shown all the way up Nelson’s Column. 

The event represented a great start to the year of the Rabbit, and an ideal way to extend the sentiments of wishing happiness, peace and prosperity to all.


There are some more photos from the event on our facebook page here:

We also got some press coverage from our lovely friends at ETNow News and Stand Out Magazine.

Check out more details about the trailer stage here, and look here for our full range of Stages and Structures. Summer dates for 2023 are booking fast, so get in touch with our team to discuss any event requirements.