Themed Spaces | Jekyll & Hyde Club
The Jekyll & Hyde Club, a "haunted" restaurant, bar and social club based on the famous story by Robert Louis Stevenson, wanted to completely upgrade its audience experience. Bracing for the intense competition that comes with being located in Times Square, the client commissioned LifeFormations to create the most immersive and sophisticated themed restaurant in the world. Inspired by the classic suspense and horror genre novels from the past 300 years, LifeFormations created a dining room filled with scientific, supernatural, and mythical creatures from around the world. many other characters inhabit themed environments around the restaurant — all telling their stories within a carefully choreographed schedule that includes animatronics, show tech, live actors, and special effects.
Central to the guest experience is a custom-designed, multi- layered master control system that allows seamless live operation for any combination of 10 zones by a remote actor, without affecting the other zones or master control schedule. Once the actor has control, he or she can see and hear guests through an observation port within the space. The custom control panel includes a touchscreen with subroutines, joystick, and button panel for individual movement cues for the animatronics and software assists. This system creates the perfect illusion that the figures are coming alive and interacting with guests.
Show Set Design & Construction • Cabinetry Construction • Artistic Finishing • Animatronic Figure Sculpting, Fabrication & Programming • Show Lighting & Programming • Site-wide Interactive Master Control Design & Build • Installation