4 Signs of a Great Orchestra Pit Filler or Stage Extension

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4 Signs of a Great Orchestra Pit Filler or Stage Extension

November 4, 2020

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If your facility is looking at new ways to enhance or change the look of your theater, a simple addition may be a portable stage extension or a new Orchestra Pit Filler. When considering this option, the following areas should be paramount to making your selection.

Multi-Height Adjustability

Flexibility and versatility are both important things to consider. The system should be adjustable so that it can meet your needs for any event. It shouldn’t be static. The ideal system should be able to be used at multiple different levels including pit level, audience level, and stage level. This will give your venue incredible versatility and allow you the ability to convert to support more performances.

By setting the pit filler at the audience level you can add additional seating. This can help with ADA compliance or can be reserved for special guests.

When the pit filler is set at stage height, it will add more depth to your stage. This will give you more space and will improve what you have the ability to do with your performances.

Improved Sound Performance

The decks of your pit filler should improve the overall sound quality of your venue by absorbing sound rather than reflecting it around the room. The deck surface can also be customized to match your built-in stage.

Sturdy and Durable

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You need your system to be sturdy and durable. It should be built to last and feel rock solid when walked upon so that performers feel as safe and secure as if they’re on a built-in stage. This may sound obvious, but it’s something to make sure you remember when making your purchase.

Custom to You

An orchestra pit filler or extension isn’t a one size fits all solution. It needs to be custom to you and your facility. Different things may be required like different shapes, sizes, or deck surfaces. A quality manufacturer will know this and will be able to work ability you to make sure they understand your specific requirements to build your perfect system.


An orchestra pit filler is an important investment. It can add another level of flexibility and can take your venue to the next level, literally and figuratively. Since it’s so important, you need to make sure you’re getting a good one. If you follow the points laid out above, it will help ensure that you’re getting the best system possible for you and your venue that will set you up for success in the months and years to come.

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