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United Palace of Spiritual Arts

Posted on June 1, 2022

Manhattan’s United Palace of Spiritual Arts is a transformational venue where spirituality, art, entertainment and community unite. Since opening in 1930, the building has undergone numerous reinventions, from a movie theater and vaudeville hall to…

Melissa High School

Posted on March 9, 2022

Located in the far northeastern suburbs of Dallas, Texas, Melissa High School provides numerous creative opportunities for students to exercise their ingenuity as performers through fine arts programs such as band, choir and theatre.  …

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Posted on February 9, 2022

New Acoustical System is Music to the Ears of Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Visitors Custom Access Platform System Helps Revolutionize Sound in Historic Building   The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, home to the Oregon Symphony…

Bringing a New Modular Acoustical Shell Into The Fold

Posted on February 9, 2022

Innovative Folding Tower Makes for Easy Transport and Storage, Delivers Exceptional Acoustic Performance MINNEAPOLIS (February 9, 2022) – The latest acoustic innovation from Staging Concepts, a leading provider of portable staging solutions and equipment, is proof…

Caprice™ Acoustical Shell

Posted on February 8, 2022

ABOUT THE SYSTEM Staging Concepts’ Caprice™ Folding Acoustical Shell Tower was specifically designed for performing art centers and educational facilities with limited storage space or venues that will use the shell in multiple locations within one…

Making an Impact at LDI 2021

Posted on December 13, 2021

After two years of waiting, LDI 2021 was back in action in November and our team wouldn’t have missed it. Because of the pandemic, there was no Live Design International event in 2020, but our…

Yunlin County Cultural Center

Posted on November 15, 2021

To meet the demands of a growing perming arts audience and provide an elegant face lift to a favored setting, the Yunlin County Cultural Center went under a major renovation in the fall of 2021….

Live segment on “Stars in the House”

Posted on October 22, 2021

To show our support and passion for the theater world, Staging Concepts is proudly sponsoring “Stars in the House” – an online series launched during the pandemic to help support the Broadway and performing arts community….

Parish Episcopal School

Posted on October 20, 2021

For years, Dallas’ Parish Episcopal School adapted spaces or rented off-campus facilities for choral presentations, dance recitals, jazz band concerts, dramatic performances, and other live events showcasing student talent. As the college preparatory school celebrates…

The Rady Shell at Jacob’s Park

Posted on June 25, 2021

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park (a.k.a. “The Shell”), the San Diego Symphony’s brand new, cutting-edge venue will be the first permanent, year-round waterfront concert and events venue in the nation operated by a symphony…

Gallatin High School

Posted on April 21, 2021

In the summer of 2020, the new Gallatin High School in Bozeman, MT was completed featuring top-notch, dedicated learning, athletic, and performance spaces. To provide an ample backdrop to the school’s auditorium and help present…

Introducing the “202-WON” Campaign

Posted on December 23, 2020

Cue #twentytwentyWON! We all know that 2020 has been challenging and presented us with obstacles we never saw coming – both within our personal and professional lives. Fortunately, right around the corner is a new…

Clima-Core® in the News

Posted on December 18, 2020

In late October 2020, Staging Concepts launched the new weather-resistant Clima-Core® platform. We’ve received a ton of great press on this new, innovative product, and we’re proud to share some of the distributions. Athletic Business Live…

Hastings Performing Arts Center

Posted on November 23, 2020

To maximize the use and capabilities of the Hasting Performing Arts Center in Hastings, MI, Staging Concepts provided a Bravado® Acoustical Shell and Orchestra Pit Filler to benefit an array of student performers. Prior to…

Clima-Core® Platform

Posted on October 23, 2020

The Clima-Core® Platform is Staging Concepts’ weather-resistant platform, specially designed for outdoor use. This single-sided, semi-permanent platform is constructed with the same level of strength and durability as our cornerstone SC90® Platform, with the added benefit…

Ziegfeld Ballroom

Posted on August 26, 2020

To provide an elegant setting to an existing entertainment space, 16 Uplifts were installed at Ziegfeld Ballroom. The function of the multipurpose room often changes daily, such as from a full ballroom to performance stage,…

Belmont Hill School’s Theater

Posted on August 26, 2020

To allow for both a stage extension and expanded seating area, 12 Uplift stages were installed at Belmont Hill School’s theater. The Uplifts were installed in the orchestra pit area in front of the main…

Crescendo® Acoustical Shell

Posted on March 24, 2020

The Crescendo® : Light, Elegant and Cost Friendly The Crescendo® Acoustical Shell is a cost-efficient, simplified acoustic solution with a welded aluminum frame. It offers a balance between economical and acoustical performance, and theaters will appreciate a…

Round House Theatre

Posted on March 10, 2020

Round House Theatre, in Bethesda, MD, went under a major renovation last summer. What started as an intent to improve theater acoustics, transformed into a complete theater renovation – beginning at the box office and…

Christ Cathedral

Posted on August 1, 2019

Staging Concepts assisted with the beautiful renovation of Christ Cathedral church in Garden Grove, CA. Formally the Crystal Cathedral, this giant reflective glass church was purchased by the Catholic church to become a flagship space…

Riser Platform

Posted on May 20, 2019

The Riser Platform is a lightweight platform, suitable for seating riser applications. Like our standard SC90® Platform, the Riser Platform is constructed with an extruded aluminum frame that is combined with a sturdy 3/4″ structural…

Pablo Center at the Confluence

Posted on May 3, 2019

The RCU Theatre at the Pablo Center at the Confluence recently had beautifully crafted, custom acoustical shells installed. This broadway style theatre in Eau Claire, WI holds more than 1,200 audience members and hosts a…

Southwest Christian High School

Posted on April 3, 2019

To enhance the performance venue at Southwest Christian High School in Chaska, MN, an elaborate acoustical shell system was installed in January 2019. Unlike typical acoustical shell installments that use one version of Staging Concepts’…

Rigging the Theatre

Posted on September 4, 2018

In 2017, Staging Concepts took on a new initiative – we began supplying rigging equipment for performing art theatres. We imagine that most of you are familiar with rigging or have seen rigging equipment at…

SC90® Trex® Platform

Posted on August 29, 2018

The SC90® Trex® Platform is just like all other Staging Concepts SC90 platforms, except the platform insert is manufactured by our parent company, Trex® Decking. Its strength and durability aligns with the top quality products…

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…

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

Posted on August 9, 2017

Staging Concepts was happy to be a part of the exciting project at Chicago’s Navy Pier, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Opening in the fall of 2017, this new space is a re-purposing of the…

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 six unique layouts. The system consisted of 32 frames—24  tiered frames and eight 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 at Midtown Arts and Theater Center in Houston, TX.  The system was split between two performance spaces, each holding approximately…

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 the Rhodes College McCoy Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee. The stage extension included plyron platform decks with a curved red oak veneer.

St. Croix Central High School

Posted on February 9, 2017

Staging Concepts provided a beautiful acoustical shell for the multi-purpose community theater at the St. Croix Central High School in Hammond, WI. To construct this theater’s shell system, seven acoustical towers and three ceiling rows were…

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 as…

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…

Taichung Metropolitan Opera House

Posted on August 11, 2016

To enhance the acoustics and stage presence of its performers, we installed a Bravado® system at the Taichung Metropolitan Opera House in Taiwan. This acoustical shell system included 13 towers and five ceiling panels. Four…

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 five 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

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 different materials including plyron, polyvinyl,…

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 Municipal Auditorium, which has a full stage and orchestra pit and seats 2,726. The old, acoustically imperfect Gaillard Municipal Auditorium was largely…

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…

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 four towers, each…

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 four different configurations. This setup is a thrust stage (also known as a…

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, Regional Sales Manager 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….

Diving Into Custom Installations

Posted on January 7, 2016

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 have become more creatively complex…

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

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 our job opportunities challenging and fun….

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…

Staging Concepts in Productions Magazine

Posted on October 30, 2015

Staging Concepts was recently featured in Productions Magazine. Click here to view the digital edition or scroll down to read the article below! Sharing the Stage With countless hours spent on practices and rehearsals, many…

LDI 2015 Recap: Another Year of Firsts

Posted on October 27, 2015

This year, 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…

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 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

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 conference connects the Canadian live…