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The Vaults – London

Creating a real-time reactive wireless audio application, giving visitors a unique immersive theatrical experience.

Recursive designed, developed and installed a dynamic, automated, ‘hands-free’ and audio delivery and tracking system for a first of its kind live performance of Disney’s Fantasia in the heart of London underneath Waterloo station. Set inside a series tunnels, guests are invited to dance with a funky hippo, walk in a dark prehistoric wasteland, to seek out the fairies in a enchanted forest, sneak into the Sorcerer’s lair and experience the eerie majesty of Bare Mountain.

The Vaults production team approached Recursive to assist them in delivering a real-time, user tracked, audio system that would allow guests to freely wander through the immersive theatrical environment whilst listening to the Fantasia soundtrack fully synced with the dancers and actors within each space.

The system needed to be able to work with 600+ users simultaneously in a very challenging environment of Victorian underground tunnels with a busy rail network running overhead, and allow on screen content to be accurately driven based on the users location.