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February 2023

Groupe F

Turning the sky into a theatre

For three decades Groupe F has been designing and producing pyrotechnic shows, real open-air theatrical events that develop new forms of artistic language and original tools of expression. 

© Nicolas Chavance – Groupe F L’illumination de la tour Burj Khalifa, la plus haute structure humaine jamais construite.
© Nicolas Chavance – Groupe F Le château de Versailles est illuminé tous les étés depuis 2005 par Groupe F

The company relies on the skills and extensive experience of a multidisciplinary team that is strongly committed to creating artistic and technical productions. Its roots are in street theatre, and the business continues to expand in the 21st century with performances that aim to be increasingly effective, eco-responsible and energy efficient. 

Groupe F manages the entire production line of its multimedia shows, from the staging to musical composition, video, set and lighting designs, flying machinery, fireworks and logistics. Its creative studio in the Camargue and numerous technical workshops enable it to work on major original projects which can then tour the world and safely integrate environments that are sometimes highly complex. In addition to its productions for the Château de Versailles (which it has been staging since 2005), Groupe F has spread its magic from Abu Dhabi to Patras, Rio, Dubai, Guangzhou, Auckland, Athens, Taipei, London and Seoul.

Thanks to its unique fleet of heavy-lift drones – the only one of its kind in the world – combined with its hundreds of ultra-light drones and teams of remote pilots, Groupe F offers a complete, brand new solution for the production of exceptional aerial events and exhibitions. Last year it created two remarkable pyrotechnical shows in the Middle East, on the Burj Khalifa (Dubai) and Al Marjan Island (Ras Al Khaimah), setting a Guinness World Record with 452 drone-operated simultaneous fireworks, the highest drone launching fireworks at 1,054 metres above the waters of Al Marjan Island.

© Julien Batard – Groupe F La colombe de la Paix à Barcelone.
La clôture de la Coupe du Monde de Football à Doha. © Nicolas Chavance – Groupe F
© Nicolas Chavance – Groupe , Doha.
By Maurice Gouiran


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