One of the most critical aspects comprising an event which requires a stage (such as a concert, an awards show, or a product launch) is the actual stage design – and this includes not only the stage’s height, but also its safety, access, and more. So how do you make sure that the stage you design for your event is appropriate and adequate? Here’s how to best create the right stage design for your event.
The purpose of the stage
The stage is an elevated platform used at specific events such as concerts, awards shows, presentations, product launches, and so on. Conferences also make use of stages, especially when there is a presenter or a business which needs to present content to an audience. Fashion shows also make use of specially-designed stages, as it’s essential for the audience to have a good view of the models and the clothes they are wearing. In essence, a stage is necessary if you want to improve your audience’s view of a show or presentation and would like to make sure that you engage your audience with the show or performance.
The risks related to an improperly-designed stage
If you have an event and you don’t have the proper stage design, then you could face some significant risks. These risks include a fall or trip, and it can also include the collapse of the entire stage or related structures. An improperly designed stage can even end up blocking access routes to emergency doors and exits, and items can also fall from a stage and injure people on the stage or affect or damage equipment or machinery on the stage.
When it comes to risk, the set and stage designer, the building team, and the organiser of the event are all accountable. Those who are dealing with the design of the set and stage should consider the needs of the event and the risks of not having a properly-designed stage. For example, if you have a conference, it would make sense to have a stage which is less than a foot high with marked edges – the conference is often in a venue which is well-lit with an audience that is reasonably-sized. But this same kind of stage design would not work for an event with low levels of light as well as a big crowd of revellers and attendees such as an EDM concert.
What to think about
You should also have your stage designed in such a way that it provides easy access to performers as well as technical personnel such as those who are in charge of AV effects, camera people, and so on. Event production companies like Presentation Service Providers Ltd, which is adept in set design, lighting design, video content, graphics, and more, confirm this.
Along with this comes your choice of the height of the stage. There are various elements to consider when it comes to the stage height as well, including how crucial it is for the audience to see the entire body of the presenter or performer, the risks of having the view blocked, and what the audience’s perspective is, especially if they are farthest from the stage. If you’re in doubt, get professional help – getting help from professionals is way better than having an unsuccessful event in the end.
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