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Entertainment Engineering

With a reputation for visionary entertainment engineering and design, McLaren offers a unique blend of imaginative artistry and cutting-edge technical capabilities. For over 40 years, our firm has been leading the entertainment industry with expert structural engineers, mechanical engineers and entertainment specialists.

We have helped create some of the best productions, events, concerts, displays, staging and entertainment facilities worldwide. Working with the biggest names in the business, our iconic work has revolutionized the audience experience with never-before-seen feats of engineering.

Services

Live Entertainment Engineering

McLaren is behind some of the most epic concert stages, Broadway shows, aerial performances and pop-up events. Our live entertainment engineering is best known for never-before-seen production designs that utilize innovative staging, unique mechanized effects, and the design of mind-blowing, custom structures. As a result, audience experience around the globe has soared to new heights.

Entertainment Facility Structural Engineering

McLaren’s entertainment and structural engineers possess a distinct eye for aesthetics, user interface and a specialized understanding of the full building life-cycle. Our expert team is skilled in all aspects of structural design, engineering, inspection and construction engineering services. The hundreds of entertainment facilities in our portfolio include awe-inspiring structural design of theaters, event spaces, entertainment venues, museums, performing art centers, hotels, casinos and aquariums.

  • Structural Engineering Services
  • Historic Preservation
  • Renovations, Alterations & Retrofits
  • Construction Engineering Support

Rigging, Staging + Show Action Machinery

From Broadway productions and live performances, to iconic concert tours for artists like Rolling Stones and Lady Gaga, our entertainment engineers have been collaborating with clients to create adrenaline pumping shows worldwide. With a blend of ultramodern technical capabilities and creative artistic insight, McLaren has produced custom rigging, staging, kinetic elements and show action machinery for the biggest projects in the industry.

  • Stage Structures Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Rigging Systems (automated & manual)

Architectural Theming

We are experts at creating interactive themed experiences to engage and dazzle audiences. As a result, McLaren has been turning larger-than-life concepts into stunning reality. The process of engineering in a creative space challenges our entertainment engineers and staff to push technical limits without compromising safety or aesthetics. We redefine boundaries to provide advanced functionality, service and design—all while honoring our clients’ vision.

  • Video Screens, Billboards & Signage
  • Commercial and Hospitality Fit-Outs

Theme Park Engineering

Today’s patrons demand a fully immersive theme parks with rides, attractions, concession stands and event spaces.  From concept and design, to continuous support through fabrication and installation, our multi-disciplinary team meticulously engineers parks to magnify the guest experience. McLaren specializes in ride show engineering, theming engineering, show staging, facility engineering, technical design and mechanical engineering to create some of the world’s most iconic attractions from Orlando to Macau.

  • Themed Environment Engineering
  • Show Action Equipment
  • Animatronics
  • Queuing & Line Systems
  • Facilities, Marine & Site Engineering
  • Machinery Design & Engineering
  • Amusement Rides & Devices

Exhibits, Displays + Signage

From fully immersive displays to LED signage and custom exhibits, we provide clients with cutting-edge design, entertainment engineering and expertise. Our team offers innovative solutions to engage audiences and viewers with superior project specific systems of every size, shape and complexity. McLaren entertainment engineering team specializes in modular assemblies, as well as custom, moving video displays that change position and form.

  • Video Signage, Displays & Billboards
  • Video Walls
  • Museum, Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits & Displays
  • Public Space Exhibits & Displays

SERVICES

Live Entertainment Engineering

Entertainment Facility Structural Engineering

Rigging, Staging + Show Action Machinery

Architectural Theming

Theme Park Engineering

Exhibits, Displays + Signage

Team Contact

Entertainment Engineering

William Gorlin, PE, SE
Vice President – Entertainment

William Gorlin is the driving force behind the firm’s flourishing entertainment division. Through his 35-year career, he has engineered and overseen thousands of projects. His expertise spans show action equipment, stage sets, theatrical rigging, entertainment venues, roller coasters and architectural theming.

Have general questions or want to discuss a new project? Message us! 

Expert Insights

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Our Scene

Concerts + Events

Museums + Art Displays

Pop-ups

Theme Parks + Playplaces

TV + Film

Studios + Sound Stages

Theaters + Performing Arts Centers

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Featured Entertainment Projects

McLaren’s entertainment engineering team has successfully undertaken hundreds of innovative projects for clients worldwide. From NYC to Asia, and everywhere in between, our work spans from over-the-top production design to masterfully engineered structures. Discover some of our most iconic entertainment work.

MGM Cotai Theater Video Wall System
Rolling Stones Concert Tours
Cirque Du Soleil’s KA - World’s Largest Custom Theatrical Machinery
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
Broadway's Belasco_Photo Credit The Shubert Organization
Disney Store Shanghai - Outdoor Plaza Clock Tower
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
Intrepid Museum - Shuttle Tent
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
Bryant Park Winter NYC Engineering
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
Battery Park SeaGlass Carousel Engineering
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork
Lady Gaga
METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE
Springsteen On Broadway
MGM Cotai 4K Video Wall
Rolling Stones “No Filter” Tour 2017
Mars Landing Simulator
Cirque Du Soleil KA
Sentosa Cranes
DRAMA BOOK SHOP
Belasco Theatre
Round House Theatre Renovation
La Perle Globe of Death
Disney Store in Shanghai
GlassBarge
ALL ELITE WRESTLING
Hudson Theater
Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum
Newark Airport
Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour
Hudson Yards Pop Up Event
Winter Village at Bryant Park
Guinness World Record Hammock
Fabiola Exhibition
AOL Fashion Show
Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba
ARIZONA! Public Sculpture
SeaGlass Carousel
Queen and Adam Lambert Tour
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
MECU PAVILION RENOVATIONS
Museum of Science + Industry
BROOKLYN STEEL
Little Island Park
Roger Waters
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Lady Gaga
METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE
Springsteen On Broadway
MGM Cotai 4K Video Wall
Rolling Stones “No Filter” Tour 2017
Mars Landing Simulator
Cirque Du Soleil KA
Sentosa Cranes
DRAMA BOOK SHOP
Belasco Theatre
Round House Theatre Renovation
La Perle Globe of Death
Disney Store in Shanghai
GlassBarge
ALL ELITE WRESTLING
Hudson Theater
Intrepid  Sea, Air, & Space Museum
Newark Airport
Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour
Hudson Yards Pop Up Event
Winter Village at Bryant Park
Guinness World Record Hammock
Fabiola Exhibition
AOL Fashion Show
Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba
ARIZONA! Public Sculpture
SeaGlass Carousel
Queen and Adam Lambert Tour
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
MECU PAVILION RENOVATIONS
Museum of Science + Industry
BROOKLYN STEEL
Little Island Park
Roger Waters
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