07 Nov How to Design Your Stage
Do you need stage design advice for an event? You probably don’t know precisely how to go about it, or you have an idea of how you want to set it up but are still looking for some fresh inspiration.
The Purpose Of Your Stage
What is the intended use for the stage? Is it a wedding, theatre experience, a band concert, or perhaps a corporate event? Understanding the purpose of your stage will impact the positioning of the stage, its audio-visual capabilities, as well as the props or dressing to be used on the stage.
The purpose of the stage should guide you on how you design your space in a way that boldly complements the event speakers and brings out the best in presentation or performance. Your stage should also communicate to the audience by having a well-curated theme, taking into consideration the audience size and their viewpoints to ensure they enjoy the show on stage.
Functionality. What will the stage hold?
Depending on the purpose of the stage, different assets must be present. A theatre experience may have a fixed set design with heavy backdrops. On the other hand, a band or live concert involves assets such as speakers and musical instruments. Whichever the type of event, your stage should be functional and safe to use.
Whether you’ll be having a stage built over a pool or have a curved or modular stage, one of the key considerations should be the ability for the stage to hold the weight and movement of the performers/speakers and other items on set. You should be able to envisage any design and technical issues that may impede the staging functionality and solve them well ahead of time.
Remember that irrespective of the purpose of the stage, lighting, and sound are always a must-have. Therefore, it is crucial to collaborate with the sound and lighting team to design a stage that allows for optimum functionality of all the assets present on the stage.
Accessibility To The Stage
How heavy or light will be the human traffic on the stage? Clear onstage, and offstage entry and exit points are necessary to avoid chaos on the stage. It is important to note that accessibility does not involve human traffic only! Considerations should also be made for the assets and props on set as well.
From how they get on stage, are arranged on the stage, and how they get off the stage, everything needs to be flawless. The paths for moving parts should be well marked to avoid accidents on stage. A good stage design features easy loading and unloading.
Are You Looking To Creating a Lasting Impression with Captivating Stage Designs?
The design of your stage is only as limited as your imagination. While it is possible to develop the stage design on your own, you can achieve better results if you seek assistance from the professionals. At Megadeck staging systems, we are expert custom stages designers for all manner of events.
We strive to provide our clients with unique event staging solutions that are designed to create a truly memorable event. From custom staging and set designs, unique draping and décor items to industry-grade truss and rigging, our one-stop staging solutions will ensure that you get a truly innovative, engaging and inspiring event. Talk to us today to learn how we can help make your event extraordinary.