Since the moment the Exosphere, the venue’s fully programmable LED exterior, was lit up for the first time on July 4, Sphere in Las Vegas has become a landmark recognized world-wide for its captivating design and groundbreaking entertainment experiences.
Sphere is a next-generation entertainment medium that is redefining the future of live entertainment. A venue where the foremost artists, creators, and technologists create extraordinary experiences that take storytelling to a new level and transport audiences to places both real and imagined. The venue hosts original Sphere Experiences from leading Hollywood directors; concerts and residencies from the world’s biggest artists; and premier marquee events. The first Sphere venue opened in Las Vegas in September 2023, and is a new Las Vegas landmark, powered by cutting-edge technologies that ignite the senses and enable audiences to share experiences at a never-before-seen scale.
The Exosphere consists of approximately 1.2 million LED pucks, spaced eight inches apart. Each puck contains 48 individual LED diodes, with each diode capable of displaying 256 million different colors.
As the largest spherical structure on Earth, and featuring cutting-edge technologies on its exterior and interior, Sphere is revolutionizing live and immersive entertainment experiences. Sphere offers over 300,000 sq. ft of interior spaces spread across eight levels and include: the Atrium, food and beverage locations, expo spaces, 23 premium hospitality suites, and more.
The unique experience of Sphere begins the moment a guest walks into the venue’s Atrium. With sweeping, uninterrupted columns and intersecting curves, along with continuous black terrazzo flooring and convex ceilings, the Atrium creates an otherworldly experience – and builds anticipation for the event in the main venue bowl. The uninterrupted columns soaring through the Atrium space are outfitted with a custom and programmable lighting design that can transform the space for different events or shows.
The deliberate use of architectural lighting throughout Sphere’s interiors is designed to enhance the main stage act, as though the building itself is ‘performing’, contributing to the overall immersive experience. Continuous bands of light, the reflective flooring and a series of intersecting curved surfaces creates a sense of motion, and with few straight lines, the spherical nature of the venue is carried throughout elements of the interior design.
Additional design details throughout the venue also highlight how Sphere uniquely brings together art and science. For example, several of the mathematical equations and laws involved in Sphere’s creation and construction are featured throughout the interior spaces of Sphere. In a further nod to the science behind Sphere, the venue also features hospitality spaces such as the Radius Bar, the Curve Bar, the Circle Bar, and more.
Pictures: Rich Fury – Sphere Entertainment