Year2006-2012

Phantom of the Opera

Venetian Hotel & Casino

TAIT created a sophisticated four-plane chandelier for the Las Vegas production of Phantom of the Opera. The chandelier was controlled as one piece or in individual slices using TAIT’s Navigator Control System. 

Each of the four chandelier slices was attached to four cables, with each cable controlled by two winches. A total of 16 cables and 32 winches control the speed and position of each section of the fixture.

TAIT built 16 tracks, each over 15 metres long, following the profile of the theatre’s dome ceiling. These tracks supported and guided silent skates which were sound tested throughout the development process to ensure quiet operation.

For safety, each winch had to be four times more powerful than needed to generate its dramatic 6m/second plunging effect.