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.
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.
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.
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.
The following elements are also used to build a safe stage:
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.
Remember: All the world’s a stage, and you can build yours anywhere with the help of Doughty EasyDeck modular staging and shopmtn.eu.