If you’re organising an event requiring a stage, you’ll be wondering about the best size for stage hire or rental. With a range of solutions out there, you’ve got to know what factors will influence the right choice for your event.
Choosing the right size doesn’t just involve a stage that fits your budget. The typical sizes of stages measure between 6m x 4m and 10m x 8m, which are often appropriate for concerts.
In this blog, we’ll discuss three things to consider when finding the best stage for hire:
- The size of your venue and its layout
- Crowd control
- The quality of equipment
3 Things To Consider For Perfect Stage Hire
1. Venue Size And Layout
Your chosen stage for hire should be located away from bathrooms, entry and exit points, and kitchens. In other words, the venue’s layout must have distraction-free areas.
That’s because places with high foot traffic can easily upstage the show. When the audience is distracted, it becomes harder for them to have an enjoyable time even if you have a well-designed concert stage.
An experienced stage hire company will have the solutions for this potential problem. They’ll also know how background bands and DJs can perform in a discrete spot to avoid taking the spotlight from main performers.
How does your chosen venue also remain compliant with health and safety laws?
Safe Work Australia suggests that employers and small businesses in the live entertainment industry complete a risk assessment.
While it’s important to comply with industry regulations, it’s important that your event also strives towards offering an amazing guest experience. Once you’re done with this, you can move on to planning the crowd-control strategy.
2. Stage Hire Crowd Control vs Crowd Management
Your concert stage for hire may need to be equipped with effective crowd-control barriers, whether you look for a South East Qld stage for hire or a Moreton Bay stage for hire.
Look for a stage company that uses the Framelock brand for crowd barriers for their build quality and compliance with safety standards. Another thing to consider is the difference between crowd control and crowd management.
Crowd control generally deals with preventive measures in case of unruly concertgoers. On the other hand, crowd management can be as simple as devising plans to facilitate foot traffic.
Each one complements one another based on finding an evacuation route for risks caused by fire, injuries, or the weather. It’s important to know the right crowd density for any event.
If you plan to hold a concert in New South Wales, keep this in mind when looking for stage hire Northern Rivers or North Coast.
3. Quality Of Equipment
The right concert stage for hire doesn’t just complement the aesthetics of a planned event. Its construction and design should also meet quality standards. The ISO 9001 certification is a good benchmark for this purpose – so make sure your chosen stage rental company has certified equipment.
Similar to quality, the size of a concert stage should be appropriate for its intended purpose.
If you booked a four-person band, then a 6m x 4m stage will be a good choice. A bigger stage that measures 10m x 8m will be better for performances accompanied by dancers.
Don’t forget about ease of set-up and disassembly as well. We use two hydraulic lift stages to assemble a stage as quickly as we can remove it.
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