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28 February 2023

Setting up a stage: useful tips

A guide to setting up a stage

Stage design is of crucial importance for creating an authentic atmosphere during a theatre performance or event. Using high-quality materials and furnishings and relying on a professional team is crucial to achieving high aesthetic results.

Setting up the stage is a crucial part of the process. If you plan to use the stage to entertain guests during the evening, or to open your event with some original and surprising set design, then here are some tips for creating a flawless stage.

The elements to consider when setting up

Here are some tips on how to set up a stage effectively.

  • Take exact measurements

The first thing to do when setting up a stage is to take exact measurements of the area where you intend to install it. Once you have the measurements, you can start planning the layout. It is advisable to use state-of-the-art instruments to take these measurements to reduce errors to a minimum.

Accurate measurement is a fundamental technique for the creation of a high-quality stage set-up. Accurate measurements are essential because the entire scenic design depends on them, and a small error could have negative consequences on the creation of the stage set.

  • Defining the set design style

Many environmental effects can be created on stage to help create the right atmosphere for the show: smoke or strobe lights can be used to create visual effects to accompany the music and the performer. Once the type of lighting system has been chosen, we need to consider how to make it scenic. Strobe lights can be used to create special effects, such as the flash-on-off, which consists of switching the strobes on and off quickly and repeatedly; or the flash-off-on, which is the same but with a longer interval time between shots; finally, the flash-on-off with drop diffusers allows you to create special effects with filaments of light falling down from above.

The design of the set-up will depend on the style you want to give the stage. You may need to create an elegant and refined atmosphere for a gala event, or a more informal and dynamic set-up for a rock concert. It is important to work together with the event organisers to define the appropriate style.

  • Choose the right materials

Once the style of the set-up has been defined, the right materials must be chosen. It is important to use high-quality materials that are durable and suitable for the style you want to create. For example, if you are setting up a stage structure for an outdoor concert, you may need to use weatherproof materials.

Lighting is a crucial aspect of stage design. Lighting must be carefully planned to create the right atmosphere for the event. Lighting can be used to create special effects, highlight specific parts of the stage or simply provide adequate light for the performers.

It is important to note that the choice of lighting is not limited to the selection of colour and shade of light sources, but also includes the selection of the most suitable lighting equipment for the set-up.

  • Assessing safety

The safety of performers and the audience is always a top priority at any live event. Safety measures for the set-up, such as the installation of safety fences, non-slip ladders, emergency exits, etc. must be carefully considered.

  • Test the set-up

Once the set-up has been completed, it is essential to test it to make sure everything is in place. Check the safety of the set-up, lighting, sound, and the general appearance of the stage. In this way, any problems can be resolved before the event.

In summary, setting up a stage requires planning, attention to detail, and a good dose of creativity. For more information and advice on how to set up a stage or to request a tailored quote, contact us! Our staff is always at your disposal to advise you on the most suitable solutions for your needs.

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