With Doughty EasyDeck, you can make the whole world your stage

by MTN Productions LTD October 03, 2018


There is a certain power to well-established stages. In some instances, they become iconic—think of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Roman Colosseum, and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. There is no denying that these permanent (or permanent in their time) stages and venues have their perks. In their permanence, they are reliable and come with certain expectations.

But for all their perceived value, permanent stages’ strengths are also their weaknesses: they cannot be moved, nor is it as easy for them to adapt. Holding an outdoor graduation ceremony, for instance, wouldn’t be feasible if the only options were indoor, permanent stages. And when you need set the stage for a short amount of time, such as a youth drama club production, bulky, permanent staging solutions just don’t make a lot of sense.

For troupes, performers, and visionaries who are looking to easily take their concerts, plays, ceremonies, and other productions on the road (or in the next room) without sacrificing professional and dependable construction, the solution is simple: modular staging systems.

EasyDeck makes it possible to build a stage anywhere

You don’t need to be a leading production company to easily build a reliable, custom stage—if you have the right equipment, that is.

When it comes to small venues, choirs, and production groups that require a cost-effective solution for temporary staging, we recommend Doughty’s Easydeck modular performance system. Doughty is the world-leading manufacturer of rigging, suspension, and lifting equipment for the television and theatre industries. Their quality has propelled them to be a leader for entertainment industry products over the course of the last three decades.

The Easydeck temporary staging system is a perfect example of both their ingenuity and quality. Doughty designed this line of products after extensive consultation with drama teachers, amateur groups and rental companies. Their goal was to develop a staging system that is safe, efficient, and cost-effective. Such work resulted in a truly no-fuss system that is simple to install and requires no special tools to assemble.

Mobile staging that works for you 

One of the biggest perks for the Easydeck system is that its modular nature makes it incredibly flexible and customizable. Regardless of whether you’re looking to build a mobile stage for a speech or portable risers for a choral concert, all Easydeck modules consist of two basic components: lightweight ‘crackle’ black finish steel frames and phenol-coated birch ply reversible deck panels.



Doughty Easy Deck Square Units


Assembling an Easydeck modular stage

At the foundation of every Doughty modular stage are the Easydeck Square Units. These square units are manufactured in four standard heights to best fit your needs: 250mm, 500mm, 750mm and 1000mm. These staging decks can hold up to 500kg per square metre. The deck panels (sold separately) are reversible and offer a smooth surface and a non-slip surface on opposing sides.


Doughty Easy Deck Triangular Unit

The following elements are also used to build a safe stage:

  • Easydeck Joint Clips secure runways and step units.
  • Joint Channels create a secure joint between two adjacent frames.
  • Support Channels match the height of the Joint Channels and Joint Clips, ensuring a level platform for the deck panels.
  • Riser Brackets are designed to be used when two units are tiered on top of each other. These are fitted to each corner ensuring the tiered unit is safe and secure. These must be used in sets of 4.

Additionally, you can give your stage a more finished look with the Easydeck Bolton Twill Curtain Valance available in a variety of sizes, colors, and material options.

Doughty Easy Deck Curtain

Remember: All the world’s a stage, and you can build yours anywhere with the help of Doughty EasyDeck modular staging and shopmtn.eu.

MTN Productions LTD
MTN Productions LTD