Central Hall Westminster Teams Up with White Light to Launch New Hybrid Events

27th Jul, 2021

Central Hall Westminster (CHW), the flagship London site of Central Hall Venues, has teamed up with AV production partner, White Light (WL) to launch new packages for hybrid meetings and events.

The comprehensive packages are designed to help organisers negotiate the maze of post-pandemic events in 2021 and beyond.

The new dedicated packages combine three key components for a successful event; the technical equipment needed for both the live and hybrid elements alongside an online distribution platform. The versatility of the spaces at CHW, which differ enormously in size, scale and layout, give planners the flexibility needed for a true hybrid event.

The streamlined packages include options for small to large-scale live audience capacities up to 2,000; silver, gold or platinum packages based on the event organiser’s preferred range of camera perspectives and level of audience interactivity; and platforms which range from simple embed solutions to a custom-built dedicated microsite. 

Central Hall Westminster already has a long history of providing the setting for live streamed events and those with a hybrid audience including NATO Engages: Innovating the Alliance Conference in December 2019. The launched packages are designed to provide the event organiser with everything needed to put on a successful hybrid event at the venue.

For hybrid meetings, which bring together participants in the room and at remote locations, packages are designed for Central Hall Westminster’s smaller spaces for any number up to a total of 20 people. Meanwhile,  hybrid event packages which are delivered to two sets of audiences simultaneously, those present in the room and those watching online, have been designed for up to 120 people in the venue’s smaller rooms, 400 in the medium-sized spaces and up to 2,000 in the venue’s iconic Great Hall.  

Paul Southern, Managing Director of Central Hall Westminster, comments: “Digital and hybrid events are now a vital part of the events industry and will continue to be so from now on.  The impact of the pandemic has seen a shift in the future of the events landscape, so it is vital that we adapt to this and help our clients negotiate their way through a new way of holding events where meaningful interaction and engagement can occur with both in-person and remote audiences simultaneously. Our aim is to make holding a hybrid event at Central Hall Westminster easy and stress-free.”

Jonjo Glynn, WL’s Venues Director, added: “We are now approaching the six-year anniversary of our residency as Central Hall’s in-house production service partner. During this time, we are proud of the investments we have made to enhance the technical infrastructure by installing state-of-the-art lighting, audio and video systems throughout. This has all helped make a Grade II* listed building one of the most technically modern and environmentally friendly historic venues in the UK.”

Further information about Central Hall Westminster’s hybrid packages can be found on its website at: https://www.c-h-w.com/hybrid-events-chw/

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