TAIT Opens London Office

TAIT is making its long-standing presence in London official, by opening a central-London office (from left): Gemma Hodgson, Ben Brooks and Mark Dakin

Creative engineering group TAIT has had a UK presence for some time, thanks to acquisitions of Stage Technologies, Delstar, Brilliant Stages, and Kinesys. Now, the company announced the opening of a London office in early 2024.

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TAIT’s current UK locations include “super-factories, equipped for heavy entertainment engineering, in Wakefield in West Yorkshire, and Haverhill in Suffolk, as well as training and R&D facilities in Hampton.

The new office will “establish TAIT’s presence in central London, a significant growth market as well as a gateway to Europe,” according to the press release announcing the new office.

TAIT boasts 20 offices worldwide. The team delivers live experiences across concert touring, permanent and touring theater, cruise ships, performance venues, brand, as well as location-based experiences.

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Moulin Rouge: The Musical, one of TAIT’s many spectacular projects. (Picture by Matt Crockett)

Ben Brooks, managing director UK, TAIT, commented, “We’re creating this central London base to support our work across the UK, Europe and worldwide. We’re proud to be part of the live experience community, and this new space will support our work with partners across the globe. Locally, it means we have a central point for the UK’s talented design houses and celebrated theatres, especially in London’s West End. It’s also two hours from our sites in West Yorkshire and Suffolk.”

TAIT COO Gemma Hodgson said, “It’s important to have a London base as our business continues to expand across live experience markets and global geographies. We have exciting plans for 2024 and we need to meet where our partners are. Having close links to Europe is also important for us, and so the link with King’s Cross St Pancras was an important factor in our decision to create this new space.”

Mark Dakin, principal, theatre, TAIT, added, “With the West End’s deep connection to Broadway and beyond, The Royal Opera House, National Theatre and Sadlers Wells long historical links to the worlds leading practitioners and institutions in opera, drama and ballet, it makes absolute sense for TAIT to have an inspiring and creative space in central London. The adjacencies to the dynamic community in Tileyard and being close to venues and partners, will be an essential part of conceiving, creating, planning and executing exciting, innovative and creative projects in the future.”

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