National Trust

National Trust

Guest Experience

How do you boost visitor numbers at an outdoor event over the Christmas period?

Belton House, a National Trust property in Lincolnshire, wanted to create a magical experience at a spectacular Christmas event.

From the outset, they understood my vision for an event that involved projection mapping on Belton House, and I felt confident that the quality of the production was as important to them as it was to me.

Siobhan Scullion

Belton House

The three-day event was to be used to attract a new audience to Belton House and create an unforgettable experience.

Christmas themed projection mapping for a National Trust property, executed by Katapult

The sell-out Christmas event smashed ticket sale targets, attracted a new audience and provided an unforgettable experience to delight all age groups.

Held over three evenings leading up to Christmas, we formulated a projection experience with TechSQUAD which would see the huge facade of the National Trust property, Belton House, become the canvas for a one-of-a kind, animated Christmas story.

Using 3D mapping technology we were able to model the 17th century facade to create a canvas for our animators to bring the Christmas story to life across the entire front face of the building. With some clever 3D camera tricks, we were able to match the projector’s perspective to that of the audience to create a seamless and fully immersive experience.

As soon as the light show started, the audience was mesmerised. The light show was accompanied with a festive trail too, which saw children follow Santa Claus through the grounds, giving secret passwords along the way to open gates. The smell of chestnuts roasting and the sound of Christmas carols added to the experience too, leaving the audience feeling warm, fuzzy and full of festive cheer

As a team they were clearly determined to deliver an unforgettable experience for our audience, and worked with us in a professional and supportive way. We’re all looking forward to collaborating with them on our next project!

Siobhan Scullion

Belton House

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