Most people think of a stage as a big flat platform in the front of the room for presenters or musicians. But stages are not just square or rectangular. You can change up the size, shape and style so the stage best accommodates, enhances and supports the presentation. For example:
Multi-Level – Presenters and panels don’t necessarily have to sit in a row across the stage. A multi-level stage is may be just the thing that is needed to ensure everyone can see.
Odd Shapes – Instead of a long runway for fashion shows, try one that zig zags, or even multiple runways for more interest. Round stages are perfect for speakers so they can address a large crowd. And for exhibits, there are stages that spin and lift for a striking effect.
Ramps- Ramps are used to not only bring large items onto a stage (such as a car) but also to provide access for handicapped individuals. Just leave enough space in your floor plan to accommodate the ramp.
Seating Risers – Elevating the stage is advantageous for easier viewing. Also consider elevating the audience with seating risers to create comfortable “stadium seating” for your guests.
Platforms for photographers – Every event wants great photos for publicity. A stage in the back of the room gives photographers a great vantage point for photos. The better the photo or video the greater chance the media will run it.
Add a backdrop, greenery, dramatic draping, lighting and sound, and you’ve now brought your event to the next level. And for custom stages, remember Event Resources has a 5,000 square foot carpentry shop that can make your vision a reality!
These are just a few examples of how to make your stage the center of attention. Click here for a six page introduction to stages, complete with photographs of 10 different stage set ups for inspiration.