Lessons Learned from the StageRight Blog in 2019

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Lessons Learned from the StageRight Blog in 2019

December 31, 2019

In 2019, we covered a variety of topics related to multiple different markets and products. As we begin the new year, it’s important to remember what we learned and to put it into practice in 2020. Here are some of the most important lessons that we shared in 2019.

Stage set-up tips

When setting up for an event, there are a few very important factors you need to keep in mind when it comes to your portable stage. The first thing is to know the stage’s weight capacity. You also need to be aware of the size of the room, your audience, and your set-up crew.

When it comes to safety, make sure that there aren’t any trip hazards such as cables or props. Here’s more information for setting up your portable stage.

Versatility is important

modular stage

modular risers

For venues that host different types of event in different locations throughout their facility, it can be beneficial to have equipment that’s versatile. There are many ways that equipment can accomplish this feat of being adaptable. Choir risers can be used in either a straight or curved configuration, a portable acoustic shell can be used in any room, reconfigurable staging and risers can be used for any type of performance, and reversible decks provide multiple surface options to choose from. For more information on versatility, check out this blog post.

Focus on quality

Making the investment in performance products is a long-term commitment. This is especially true for schools where a band or choir director may only have the opportunity to make this purchase decision once in their career. Since the equipment needs to last a long time, it’s vital that you’re purchasing high-quality products.

In addition to being durable, high-quality products should also be safer, sturdier, and easier to use.

Consider building a black box theatre

A black box theatre is a smaller, experimental theatre that stemmed from the need for facilities to host different, smaller productions when the main space isn’t appropriate for the performance. They typically utilize portable equipment so the space can be reconfigured as needed.

seating risers

The primary benefits from having a black box theatre within your facility are the ability to earn additional revenue even when the main theatre space isn’t being used, the ability to create flexible layouts, and an increase in community support due to the fact that hosting smaller events means you’ll be hosting more local events. For more information on black box theatres and their benefits, check out this blog post.

Use a conductor’s podium

band director podium

Podiums provide many benefits to bands, choirs, and orchestras. Having a podium will give better sight lines to both the director and performers which will allow for better communication. This will improve the entire performance because when performers are able to see the director better, they will know exactly what they’re supposed to be doing.

Conclusion

As we enter 2020, continue learning about how you can improve your productions to create a better experience for everyone involved. If you haven’t already, please consider subscribing to our blog to get tips that you can implement sent straight to your inbox!

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