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Emirates Old Trafford

Hybrid Events Studio

Emirates Old Trafford: Hybrid Events Studio

A new, flexible, and safe way to do events. 

When it comes to Hybrid or Virtual events, you're in safe hands at Emirates Old Trafford.

Supported by Sterling Event Group, our flexible and versatile Hybrid Event Studio offers an 'easy-to-use' yet impressive virtual solution. From simple, slick communications to elaborate multi-site productions spanning different time zones, we have a wealth of experience to deliver a memorable and engaging virtual event.

  • Hybrid Events Studio Key Features

    As standard the Hybrid Events Studio at Emirates Old Trafford gives you access to:

    • 7.5m x 3m LED screen as a digital backdrop
    • 7m stage including carpet and solid fascia trim
    • Seamless presentation switcher and monitors
    • Main and backup PowerPoint laptop computers
    • Two x Apple Mac Book Pro for VT playback and background content
    • 43" presenter comfort monitor
    • Micro cue slide advance system
    • Live stream production suite
    • Two x HD live camera kits
    • Professional audio system for the room including onstage foldback
    • Wireless handheld mic and four x lapel mics
    • Dimmable stage lighting system
    • Onsite technical support from a team of four technicians

GALLERY: Emirates Old Trafford Hybrid Event Studio

Premium Features:

Want to take your production to the next level? Our Events team will work with you to create a bespoke product that is unique to your needs. As all solutions including premium features are bespoke, a price will be determined once the package has been formed.

Take a look at some of the premium features below.

  • Green Screen

    Green Screen

    If your event, or a section of your event needs to have a separate look and feel to the main studio, we can also provide Green Screen facilities which enable you to place your host, panel or entertainment in any location you choose - real world, or imaginary!

  • Content Creation

    Content Creation

    We all know content is important in the world of events, but it is even more relevant and important in the realm of virtual events. With little other visual input from your surroundings in a virtual environment, what's happening on screen needs to be interesting and dynamic to ensure and maintain engagement.

    Little changes such as adding banners across the bottom of the screen to announce who the presenter is, like you see on the news can make big differences. We are happy to provide suggestions for little ways your design team can help animate the content, or we can help design these alongside slide templates, graphics and overlays if required.

  • Audience Engagement

    Audience Engagement

    Platforms we use in the live-event world to help audiences interact with speakers such as Sli.do can still be incorporated into your virtual space. The polls and Q&A interfaces can be easily embedded into your event website or can be used on delegate phones whilst they view the event on their laptops.


    Chat functions and even event apps can still be great tools to run alongside your live stream to encourage feedback and interaction. There is an ever evolving variety of other creative and offline solutions people are inventing to keep people feeling like they’re getting a “real” experience from online events. Our Events Team will have some great suggestions and we can direct you to some great resources if you’re after some new ideas in this area.

  • Event Websites

    Event Websites

    You may already have an event website set up, which is complete with the event information and a delegate registration tool. In this scenario, your IT team may be able to take a simple link from us or the hosting platform
    and embed this into your website for your delegates to login and view the event, needing little to no additional support from us.


    You may also wish to have a more open event where it is all hosted from your company Facebook page and access is available to all, making access for delegates and setup minimal and straightforward.


    If your event needs to be more private or needs to stick closely to brand guidelines then we would recommend creating a specific pop-up website for your event. These can include registration pages to gather attendee information, branded landing pages that can host the video of your live event, embedded features such as Sli.do for polls and audience interaction with the presenters and even sub-pages to host breakout space content.

  • Custom Event Platform

    Custom Event Platform

    If your event has more complex or interactive requirements that push beyond the realms of the simple event websites, we can also help with creating a fully brandable platform solution for your event.

    Features include:

    • Full brandable landing page
    • One to one and group networking options
    • Facility for keynote and breakout tracks to run on the one platform
    • Exhibitor or sponsor areas
    • Polls, Q&A and note taking functions during livestreaming
    • Registration and ticket sale options

  • Remote Guests and Pre-Recording

    Remote Guests and Pre-Recording

    While live events are new territory for many, it may be worth considering pre-recording certain elements of your event to mitigate risks where possible. You may have a few select presenters live in the studio but incorporate pre-recorded updates from speakers from elsewhere or other locations around the world who aren’t able to travel. In these instances, we can help with recording their addresses to be used during the live event.

    Likewise, if you are hosting an awards ceremony, it may not be practical to have live acceptance speeches from all winners but you could choose some key awards and have them dial in live to make an acceptance then weave in some pre-recorded messages from sponsors or charity partners for example.

    Our team can support with equipment for recordings where required and the equipment and platforms needed to host live dial-in speakers.

  • Autocue and Show Calling

    Autocue and Show Calling

    Any presenters with experience in a TV studio environment will be familiar with the presence of an autocue system and may even request this facility as part of their participation in your event. For those that are less experienced in a studio environment, autocue may be a welcome support in an unfamiliar situation. This is a solution that can be easily added to your chosen Studio package.

    In addition to autocue support, we can also provide show callers to help keep the flow of your event to time and ensure links are tight and run as smoothly as possible.

Safe in One Place:

Here at Emirates Old Trafford the safety, security and wellbeing of our visitors is a key priority which is why we have launched our NEW ‘Safe in One Place’ initiative, with ‘best in class’ safety procedures and protocols in line with Government and international standards, which have been developed following the behind-closed-doors cricket events at our iconic home.

Hosting these high-profile events has enabled us to develop a blueprint for our future event experience, with our key learnings for event planners and organisers available to view here.

The safety protocols which are currently implemented across the venue and will be tested throughout these live events, has seen Emirates Old Trafford become one of the first venues in the world to welcome overseas guests for a period of quarantine and isolation in a bio-secure ‘bubble’, and has enabled our team to apply the best possible measures to ensure the perfect blend of safety and experience for events at the stadium.

  • WATCH: Safe in One Place

    VIDEO: Safe in One Place

    Find out more about our ‘Safe in One Place’ programme and watch the video below.

    For full details, speak with a member of our team to find out about our safety protocols and how you can host your event at Emirates Old Trafford.

Contact Us:

Thinking of hosting your own production in our Hybrid Events Studio or just want to know more? Contact our Events Team by filling out the form below and we will be in touch to make your virtual event a reality.

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