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Rogers High School

Posted on August 9, 2017

Staging Concepts supplied a stage extension/ pit filler at the new Rogers High School auditorium. The platforms featured a painted Masonite top surface to match the fixed stage finish as well as a custom safety…

Stage and Theater Terminology 101

Posted on July 11, 2017

By: Karen Tait- Fries, Sales Associate Every industry seems to have its own language and when I get mad at my husband for turning left instead of stage left like I not-so-clearly told him to,…

Berry College: An Inside Look At The Process

Posted on June 28, 2017

Staging Concepts recently designed, manufactured and installed a custom, rolling and stacking steel seating riser system designed to facilitate 6 unique layouts. The system consisted of 32 frames—24  tiered frames and 8 base frames that…

Theater at MGM National Harbor

Posted on June 16, 2017

Staging Concepts supplied approximately 600 linear feet of custom black anodized aluminum guardrail, handrail and aisle rail with stained red oak top rail for use on a large, retractable seating riser system at The Theater…

Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston

Posted on June 6, 2017

Staging Concepts supplied a multi-configuration seating riser system for usage in a black box theater. The system was split between two performance spaces, each holding approximately 100 seats to 130 seats depending on the configuration….

American Players Theater

Posted on May 2, 2017

American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin is in the middle of renovating their existing Hill Theatre. Since 1980, American Players Theatre has performed classics in their open-air amphitheater nestled off the beaten path accessible…

Revitalizing Unique Spaces

Posted on May 2, 2017

By: Karen Tait-Fries, Sales Associate Theatre companies have found spaces around the globe that require a creative eye to see the theatre within. From a storefront grocery store turned Steep Theatre Co. in Chicago, Illinois,…

Rhodes College McCoy Theatre

Posted on April 12, 2017

Staging Concepts provided a beautiful stage extension for this theater in Memphis, Tennessee. The stage extension included plyron platform decks with a curved red oak veneer.

It’s Here: The Aria Acoustical Shell System

Posted on February 7, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, FEBRUARY 7, 2017– Staging Concepts, industry leader in portable staging equipment and performing arts solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest product offering: the Aria™ Acoustical Shell System. A highly anticipated…

Aria™ Acoustical Shell

Posted on February 7, 2017

Staging Concepts’ Aria™ Acoustical Shell is the perfect solution for performing arts venues that need a portable and affordable acoustical system to match the beauty of their space. The Aria provides portable and simply configured…

Acoustical Q&A With The Experts

Posted on November 15, 2016

In 2014, we introduced our now incredibly successful product offering: Bravado™ Acoustical Shell System, a portable and lightweight acoustics system designed to blend and reflect sound energy towards audiences in performing arts venues. Even two years later, the functionality of…

Dawson County Performing Arts Center

Posted on November 3, 2016

In the fall of 2016, Staging Concepts completed a Bravado Acoustical Shell for the Dawson County Performing Arts Center. Containing a theater that can seat over 1000, this 13 million dollar facility also boasts rehearsal…

Introducing: The Moda™ Seating Wagon

Posted on October 12, 2016

Staging Concepts, an industry leader in custom staging solutions, has launched the Moda™ Seating Wagon, its latest modular seating solution for performing arts venues. Designed to provide additional audience seating for any size venue, this…

Moda™ Seating Wagon

Posted on October 12, 2016

The Moda™ Seating Wagon incorporates a minimalist, highly-engineered design that provides a lightweight, yet sturdy seating solution for theatres and auditoriums. For busy performance venues, Moda is built with high-end casters to enable as few…

Ames Center

Posted on September 22, 2016

One of the best parts of our job is being able to take part in the stories of the most unique, awe-inspiring venues. One venue that stands out in our mind in particular is one…

Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Posted on August 8, 2016

Staging Concepts supplied 3-tier and 5-tier SC2000 rolling and folding understructure for a multi-configuration seating riser system consisting of 5 unique layouts for the Walnut Hill School for the Arts. The rolling and folding SC2000…

Lookingglass Theatre Company

Posted on August 1, 2016

In the summer of 2003, the Lookingglass Theatre Company opened its new home in the Water Tower Water Works Building on Michigan Avenue in Downtown Chicago. Staging Concepts, collaborating with Schuler Shook Theatre Planners, Pepper Construction,…

Chapman University

Posted on July 7, 2016

Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts On its opening day in March of 2016, the new Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts landed itself on the map as one…

Essential Stage Lighting

Posted on June 7, 2016

Lighting is an integral part of any performance space.  Here at Staging Concepts, we are aware of that reality and we partner with a number of industry leaders to integrate lighting products into our portable…

Hancher Auditorium

Posted on May 9, 2016

When the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium was devastated by the historic flooding of 2008, it was the beginning of an eight-year road to recovery. In 2016, Staging Concepts provided theatrical wagons and a black…

Dressing Up The Stage

Posted on April 19, 2016

By: Dumi Thomsen, Project Manager The Staging Concepts SC90 Platform system consists of an aluminum extrusion frame with a top decking material and aluminum legs as standard. The SC90 decking can be selected in several…

Introducing: The Courier™

Posted on April 14, 2016

Staging Concepts, an industry leader in custom staging solutions, announces the debut of their new platform transportation solution: The Courier™. A lightweight product weighing a total of 6 pounds, the Courier is the perfect solution…

Courier™

Posted on April 14, 2016

A lightweight product weighing a total of 6 pounds, the Courier™ is the perfect solution for conveniently transporting and storing platforms. The Courier platform transport is safe and easy to maneuver, and there are no…

Gaillard Center

Posted on March 25, 2016

Staging Concepts supplied a beautiful stage trap and cockpit platforming for the Gaillard Center’s Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, which has a full stage and orchestra pit and seats 2,726. The old, acoustically imperfect Gaillard Municipal Auditorium was largely remade…

San Francisco Opera

Posted on March 25, 2016

By: Tom Bateman, Regional Sales Manager: West In February of 2016, the San Francisco Opera opened the new Diane B. Wilsey Center for the Opera. The Center was part of a 40,000 square foot renovation…

PAMC: Another Great Year

Posted on March 14, 2016

As they say, “Everything is big in Texas!” And the Performing Arts Managers Conference (PAMC) was no exception. Attendance continues to grow as performing arts managers from across North America gathered in San Antonio, Texas…

Shadow Mountain High School

Posted on March 10, 2016

In February of 2016, Staging Concepts completed a beautiful custom Bravado Acoustical Shell for the Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona. In coordination with Clearwing Productions, Staging Concepts was able to supply 4 towers, each panel 20…

Uplift® Stage

Posted on March 8, 2016

Let your stage do the work with Staging Concepts’ new and improved UPLIFT Stage! UPLIFT The design of the Uplift Stage allows you to move your platforms up and down with no manual labor or…

Alabama Center for the Arts

Posted on February 16, 2016

In 2016, Staging Concepts supplied the Alabama Center for the Arts a beautiful custom 7-tier seating riser, which can be moved into 4 different configurations. This setup is a thrust stage (also known as a platform stage…

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Posted on February 16, 2016

In 2014, Staging Concepts and sister company SC Railing had the opportunity to work together and provide one of San Antonio’s most beloved performance halls, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, with updated equipment. The…

Museum of Modern Art

Posted on February 16, 2016

In the spring of 2015, The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City revealed a long-awaited exhibition centered around the Icelandic pop-star, Björk. Once coined the most influential museum of modern art in…

Northrop Auditorium

Posted on February 16, 2016

Staging Concepts was pleased to assist in the renovation of one of Minnesota’s most valued theaters: The Northrop Auditorium. The landmark has been used for over 85 years for concerts, dance performances, lectures and graduations-…

Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Posted on February 16, 2016

In the spring of 2012, the Smith Center for the Performing Arts opened in downtown Las Vegas. Officially breaking ground in May 2009, construction of the $470 million performing arts facility took 32 months to…

American Country Music Awards

Posted on February 10, 2016

For the first time, Staging Concepts was selected by the Academy of Country Music to provide the concert stage design and equipment for their 50th Anniversary Awards Show. To help celebrate this momentous occasion, the…

The Staging Concepts Design-Build Process

Posted on January 27, 2016

By: Alex McCallum, Sales Manager/Estimator As a company that specializes in custom and design-build projects, we pride ourselves in being the staging equipment provider that ensures efficient and qualified service, from start to finish. We…

Diving Into Custom Installations

Posted on January 7, 2016

By: Brian Murrell, Project Manager The world of staging and performance sets is constantly evolving to exceed and surprise the audience. It’s how show business has always progressed. With the performance being a constant , sets…

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church

Posted on December 14, 2015

With many Christmas sermons, programs, concerts and gatherings around the holiday season, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church worked with Staging Concepts in the winter of 2015 to refresh their resources in preparation.   Between both campuses in…

Outdoor Staging: Built to Last

Posted on December 10, 2015

By: Alex Murrell, International Sales Manager At Staging Concepts, we spend our days designing and manufacturing many different custom stage systems and seating risers for our valued customers.  This is what makes so many of…

Portland 5 Center for the Arts

Posted on December 4, 2015

As a community cultural center, the Portland 5 Center for the Arts hosts everything from small community groups and children’s theatres to major presenting art institutions and arts festivals.  The inherent features of the 30-year-old…

LDI 2015 Recap: Another Year of Firsts

Posted on October 27, 2015

By: Chelsea Johnson 2015 marks another year of firsts for Staging Concepts, who showcased new products and interactive displays at this year’s LDI show. LDI’s annual conference and exhibition returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center from October…

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

Posted on September 28, 2015

UT Tyler Cowan Center, the home of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, recently received the latest Bravado Acoustical Shell from Staging Concepts.  The state-of-the-art system consists of mobile towers and ceiling panels that align to…

Elevate your Staging Expertise

Posted on September 23, 2015

By: Alex McCallum, Sales Manager/Estimator At Staging Concepts, we work with clients big and small – whether you are a consultant, a rental company, an architectural firm, or a venue manager looking to enhance your…

Staging Concepts at CITT

Posted on September 3, 2015

By Sarah Kutzke, Sales Associate The Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT) aims to promote the professional development of its members and works for the betterment of the Canadian live performance community.  The CITT annual…

Investing in Portable Staging Equipment

Posted on July 21, 2015

by Blake Stromme, Sales Associate The initial investment incurred in upgrading equipment can be a daunting prospect for production and rental companies, but its benefits far outweigh its costs in terms of easing a company’s…

Enhancing Space with Acoustical Shells

Posted on July 14, 2015

By Sarah Kutzke, Sales Associate What can an acoustical shell do for you? Many performance spaces around the world are equipped with acoustical shells. Acoustical shells project optimum sound quality to the audience as well…

The Orchestra Pit Filler: Part Two

Posted on July 7, 2015

by Christina Shelton, Estimator As mentioned in part one of this blog, the idea of keeping the orchestra hidden during performances sprung out of Germany in the 1800’s. As theatres try to use their spaces for…

Cue the Acoustical Shell Lighting

Posted on June 10, 2015

by Dr. Bob Randall, Vice President As most industry professionals know, lighting technology is advancing quickly. The dizzying number of new lighting products coming to market is nothing short of astounding. As the manufacturer of the…

USITT 2015- Staging Concepts Recap

Posted on March 26, 2015

By: Anna Tu, Staging Concepts Marketing Specialist A sea of enthusiastic performing arts students, professionals and fanatics crowded into the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio as the doors opened for the 2015 USITT…

Design Services – Working With Budgets

Posted on January 22, 2015

By: Christina Shelton It is very common to have clients who need staging equipment, pool covers, risers, orchestra equipment or design services that are working with a tight budget. Budgets provide a unique opportunity to work…

Fostering Creativity at Staging Concepts

Posted on January 15, 2015

By: Dr. Bob Randall, Vice President of Staging Concepts Walking around the Staging Concepts facility, I am often struck by photos of projects we have completed; from massive sports stadiums to ornate performing arts centers…

Theatrical Staging

Posted on December 18, 2014

By: Tom Bateman, Staging Concepts Western Region Sales Manager Theatrical staging can mean many things, but to Staging Concepts it’s about adding flexibility to a theater. This maximizes the scope of performances while maintaining an…

Staging Concepts Products Overview

Posted on December 11, 2014

By: Andrea Jauli   When I first started working for Staging Concepts several years ago, I knew it would be a daunting task to learn our entire list of products. Staging Concepts has countless options…

NEW PRODUCT: BRAVADO™ ACOUSTICAL SHELLS

Posted on September 8, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, SEPT. 9, 2014– Staging Concepts, industry leader in portable staging equipment, introduces its newest product offering: Bravado™ Acoustical Shell System, a portable and lightweight acoustics system designed to blend and reflect sound energy towards…

Bravado® Acoustical Shell

Posted on August 21, 2014

  CUSTOMIZATION The unrivaled Bravado® Acoustical Shell System features elegant mobile towers and ceiling panels that collaborate to form a resounding performance space. Designed for grand spaces that require a full-stage acoustical shell system, the…

Circo Hermanos Vazquez

Posted on June 25, 2014

In service since 1969, a small family-owned business named Circo Vazquez has since grown into a successful and iconic entertainment group now known all over the world. Since its inception, this traveling circus has expanded…

Connecting Arts to a Community

Posted on April 8, 2014

In a community that greatly prides itself in its involvement with the arts, it was tremendously important for Staging Concepts to come up with the perfect black box solution for Woodbury, Minnesota’s newest performing arts…

New Product : Ornamental Railing

Posted on March 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, March 18, 2014– Staging Concepts, industry leader in portable staging equipment, is pleased to announce that it is now offering a new line of ornamental railing. In addition to its standard IBC and 2-Line…

Custom Platform Options

Posted on December 17, 2013

Whether you are looking for durability or sound dampening, Staging Concepts offers a variety of custom platform options that will provide you with the best quality system.   Optional Platform Components Support Beam – Provides…

Merrill Community Arts Center

Posted on November 15, 2013

After Merrill Community Arts Center’s grand opening in February 2013, Staging Concepts strategically created a flexible seating riser system that could be readily re-arranged into three configurations depending on the particular show. Using only 10…

VIP Drink Rail

Posted on November 13, 2013

Create an enhanced VIP experience with the VIP Drink Rail! Staging Concepts’ popular VIP Rail Attachment is available for use with both the 2-Line Guardrail and IBC Guardrail. The VIP Rail Attachment can be used as: A…

Club Nokia

Posted on November 7, 2013

A one-of-a-kind, high-tech performance center, Club Nokia is located in the epicenter of the entertainment capital of the world: the L.A. LIVE complex. Using Staging Concepts’ flagship product, the SC90 platforms, Club Nokia is able…

BAM Harvey Theatre

Posted on November 5, 2013

Known for its creative shows, innovative programs and captivating performances, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) has been engaging both global and local communities for more than 150 years. Staging Concepts was fortunate to be…

Choral Riser

Posted on November 1, 2013

The SC Choral Riser is a mobile, durable, portable choral riser perfect for choir performances in any venue. This portable choir riser from Staging Concepts can be simply folded up and easily rolled into storage…

EZ Stage

Posted on November 1, 2013

The EZ Stage is a durable, portable stage that can be simply folded up and easily rolled into storage on its wheels by just one person.  The mobile stage platform is available in dimensions of…

ADA Accessible Ramp

Posted on November 1, 2013

Many venues and events require ADA accessible spaces, which is why Staging Concepts offers portable ADA accessible ramps to match up to its portable platforms. These ramps are available to match your stage height, whether…

ADA Accessible

Posted on November 1, 2013

Many venues and events require ADA access, which is why Staging Concepts offers the finest ADA accessible systems. Made up of Staging Concepts platforms, supports and guardrails, our ADA accessible systems can be custom designed…

Aisle Lighting

Posted on November 1, 2013

Lighting is an integral part of any performance space.  Here at Staging Concepts, we are aware of that reality and we partner with a number of industry leaders to integrate lighting products into our portable…

Chair Stops

Posted on November 1, 2013

Chair stops prevent chairs from slipping between seating riser levels.   Specifications: Attach chair stop to platform extrusion Material: Aluminum extrusion Finish: Mill aluminum, black powder coat, or silver powder coat

SC100 Cart

Posted on November 1, 2013

The SC100 Storage Cart will store SC100 frames on either a single hanger (pictured) or double hanger cart. Carts, made of welded steel tubes, provide easy storage and mobility for the SC100 Folding Bridge Frames.

SC9600 Cart

Posted on November 1, 2013

The SC9600 Storage Cart stores all components of the SC9600 Bridge Support system – end frames, snap braces, and top plates. No more lost components! The SC9600 Storage Cart, made of welded steel tubes, permits…

Guardrail Cart

Posted on November 1, 2013

These welded steel tube carts permit guardrails to hang from integral brackets for the most compact and efficient storage possible.

Stackable Platform Cart

Posted on November 1, 2013

The Stackable Vertical Platform Cart transports up to 10 platforms per cart on edge for easy navigation through doorways and other tight spaces when un-stacked. When stacked, the carts accommodate tight but tall storage spaces….

Vertical Platform Cart

Posted on November 1, 2013

The Vertical Platform Cart transports up to 10 platforms on edge for easy navigation through doorways and other tight spaces. These carts have removable ends and can also be ordered for a 6-, or 8-platform…

Arena Cart

Posted on November 1, 2013

The Arena Cart is a high-capacity cart that can carry up to 12 platforms as ratchet straps hold them in place. Additionally, the push bar is able to be detached for faster and easier platform…

Tensiline Guardrail

Posted on November 1, 2013

The Tensiline stainless steel cable series is designed and constructed using a 3/16” diameter stainless steel cable and stainless steel fittings. The use of stainless steel cable provides minimal sightline obstruction for a sleek and…