Extended and virtual reality are paramount in finding new collaboration methods in production design. To improve both communication and production efficiency, a model for simulating artistic designs is developed through networking, shared experiences, and learning together.

By enabling the simulation of artistic designs in a virtual world, the tool will enhance the efficiency of production work and improve communication between the various stakeholders such as directors, set designers, lighting designers and producers. For shared productions, any preliminary sketches can be simulated in their intended surroundings to streamline design and planning. Instead of sending CAD images, simulation allows people to step into virtual reality and walk together on the stage.

Opera Beyond is developing the XR Stage Design Platform together with virtual and mixed reality tools producer Varjo and virtual reality studio Zoan.

The XR Stage Design Platform is being developed in open cooperation with Finnish and international operators in the industry.