The Vgroup was formed in 2000 to provide comprehensive creative, production and marketing services to the arts and entertainment industries worldwide, including all major UK theatrical producers and designers and leading PR and promotions companies.
Vantage Productions & Events was already in operation with a long list of design, build and production credits. VPE has been formed in 1993 as the sister company to Vantage Design, which at its height employed up to 50 craftspeople, working in 60,000 square feet workshop space in Newport Wales, producing window and instore displays, exhibitions, grottoes, theatre sets, props and large scale screen printing.
Victor Mara was a theatre and set building company with a heritage of producing sets for leading designers. We bought the business and moved into their hundred year old premises just off London's South Bank near Lambeth Bridge. The 18,000 square foot building had been purpose built for set construction and painting, with high ceiling workshops and a Grade II listed paint frame.
VGroup Creative Management specialised in theatre and event production services.
After several years of building theatre and film sets, exhibitions, roadshows and props and hosting legendary christmas parties, we downsized as a result of the economic impact of 9/11. The property was subsequently bought and refurbished by UK artist Damian Hirst.
Our producing and design clients included Cameron Mackintosh, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Bill Kenwright, Glyndebourne, Royal Opera House, National Theatre- and a long list of UK wide productions.
We have continued our connection with theatrical build services through our workshop manager Mark Cosgrove.