Many events requiring a stage are held at venues where there is either no stage or the existing stage area is inadequate or not suitable. In that case, one of the primary considerations for the organizers will be stage rental. Events that need a stage could range from large outdoor events such as concerts and festivals to indoor events such as conferences, dinners and even parties.Whether you are a parent organizing a band for a school fundraiser or a professional event manager organizing a large concert, there are some essential things to consider when looking into stage rental.
How the Stage Will Be Used
The types of performances that may take place at an event could range from individual speakers to bands, large ensembles, dancers or even acrobatic displays. All have different requirements for the amount of stage area they need in order to conduct their performance. The other important consideration is the weight of equipment, special displays, and people that will be on the stage at the one time. The stage should have a load bearing capacity that makes it able to comfortably handle the maximum weight that will be on it.
Physical Characteristics of the Venue
Venues come in different shapes and sizes and, if outdoors, with different topography. One of the basic things to consider is the level of the audience. If the audience will all be viewing from the same level, you will need a higher stage in order for those at the back to see the action. On the other hand, if there is stadium style seating, then the height of the stage is less important. If the event is being held at an outdoor venue, you will also generally require a stage that comes with a cover to protect the performers and the equipment from the elements.
Additional Equipmentand Items
Before approaching a stage rental supplier, the event manager should look at elements that might govern whether or not additional items will need to form part of the stage; these are the items that will need to be supplied. For example, if the event is outdoors and is at night, then allowance needs to be made for lighting to be mounted on the stage. Other items that might need to be hung from, mounted on, or attached to the stage might include thematic props, sponsor signage, or video equipment.
This company services 30 states and has a range of stages in fixed sizes from 14’ x 20’ to 45’ x 70’ available for rent. The smallest of these are suitable to local events such as church or civic functions with the largest being suitable for a major concert. Stage operators are supplied by the company who make a point of providing staff that will represent your event professionally to all whom they come into contact with.
When considering stage rental there are a number of factors that event managers should consider which will determine the size, shape and capabilities of the stage they will need for their event as well as who supplies it. This site contains information on some of the stage rental options that are available, the approximate budgets required, and reviews of some of those options.