Childbase: Rainforest Arena Show

The Event

In June 2023, we were proud to produce the annual AGM for Childbase Partnerships. We’ve been working with this employee-owned company since 2018, producing their festival-inspired, green-field staff parties, but this year the Kambe Events team took on a new challenge – producing our first arena show at Coventry Building Society Arena.

In just a day, our teams transformed the empty arena into a luscious and immersive rainforest experience, ready to welcome over 1000 employee owners, from 44 Childbase nurseries from all across the country for a day of inspiring talks, games, awards, food, music and dancing.

Stephen Mulhern made a surprise appearance and pleased the crowd with some interactive games, after which we tackled a swift changeover of the arena from a conference set up, to the perfect dinner and party venue. The evening kicked off with Childbase’s annual award ceremony and a three course feast.

After dinner, guests enjoyed some all-singing, all-dancing entertainment from TF Productions and then took to the dancefloor themselves, where we had worked with Visual Architects to create and install a rainforest canopy with large inflatable flowers, mock vines and foliage, alongside stone temple staging with 3D mapping.

Creation band took to the stage to get everyone well and truly warmed up before a superstar, top secret surprise headliner (we’re sworn to secrecy on that one!) delivered a killer headline show.

Once the music went off and the lights went on, guests were directed towards our shuttle bus service which got them swiftly and safely back to their hotels. Thanks to the use of coaches instead of cars, we managed to reduce the events carbon footprint by 2.6 tonnes CO2e and saved 9,412 travel miles!

It’s always a joy to work alongside Childbase Partnerships on these in-house events where they celebrate their extraordinary colleagues, and we loved seeing our team deliver such a successful arena show.

Event info

  • Capacity: 1,000
  • Location: Coventry Business Arena