If your event is set to be hosted on stage, there’s a lot that you need to think about; from set design to sound and lighting, there are a lot of options that you need to take into consideration.
However, the most important factor that you need to think about is safety. Many people think that as their crowd will be stood away from the stage, and therefore away from the main action, safety isn’t at the top of their priorities.
So, why do we think that safety is still paramount when it comes to staging your event on a stage?
Protect Your Artists
Although you may be thinking solely about your audience who will be attending your event, you also need to remember that you will have artists or speakers who will be up on the stage.
You need to think about their safety and welfare too, which means thinking about things such as wire placement to avoid them tripping over while they are onstage and ensuring that all lighting and sound fixtures are strategically placed so that they pose no threat of falling or injuring your performers, while still giving your audience the best possible experience at the same time.
You may find that you’re limited to space when working with a stage, so it’s important to think about how you will design your layout to make the most of the space that you have while keeping it safe.
Avoid having stacks of heavy objects lying around that could topple and fall, and ensure that any features that are hanging are securely attached to the roof of the stage. It’s also probably worth looking at placement of material fixtures – you will want to keep these away from any lighting to avoid having a fire hazard on your hands.
Think About Stage Height
Whether you’re hiring a stage or using an existing one, you may want to consider how high up the platform is actually going to be.
For smaller, more intimate events, you may not need a grand, high off the floor stage and a slightly raised, portable option may be more useful instead. For festivals and live events where there is potentially going to be a lot of movement, you’re probably best of looking for a stage which has more room to avoid collision on stage.
If there is going to be a lot of movement, and the stage is quite high off the ground, make sure you’re highlighting where the stage ends to avoid any people on stage falling off – it can be quite hard to distinguish if the venue is dark! It is best practice to apply some form of white or vibrant tape to the edge of the stage to show this is where the edge actually is!
Here at Pro System Services, we’re experts in all things event management. From staging to lighting and sound management, we have you covered! To find out more about how we can help, feel free to get in contact with our expert team today – we’ll be delighted to help you create the most entertaining event possible.