Small Stage Hire: Is It Right For Your Event?
Large stage or small stage hire? When you’re planning an event, it can be a challenge knowing exactly what size stage hire is the best fit for your needs.
First, you need to know how the stage can complement the event, and remember key numbers and measurements such as the indoor venue space, an outdoor plan, and the number of people attending the event and using the stage.
In this blog, we’ll help you choose the right stage by considering these 3 factors for stage size:
- The type of performance (e.g. music festival, fashion show)
- Room or space measurements
- Number of attendees
Big Or Small Stage Hire: It All Depends On These 3 Factors:
What Is The Event?
Obviously you have a clear purpose for your planned event. Is it going to be a musical performance with a choir or orchestra? Big stages are necessary for large-scale performances, as long as there’s enough space on either side of the stage for performers and staff to exit quickly, and enough space for the audience to enjoy the performance from all angles.
On the other hand, a small stage hire is better for events like a solo performer or a keynote speech. Choose one that’s at least 6 metres wide and 4 metres long.
Check-in with your acts (musicians, performers, or speakers) and ask them how much space they’ll need for their performance. Will they be using many instruments? Does their dance require a lot of space for movement? As an event planner, collaboration is essential to get all the details right with your stage set-up.
It’s also a good idea to research similar successful events in your area and look for photos and descriptions of the stage they used. This will steer you in the right direction and offer some inspiration for what you can achieve with a certain stage design and size.
How Big Is The Venue?
Using an indoor venue means you’re more restricted to the dimensions of the space, so it’s important to thoroughly measure the space and have a detailed understanding of the interior design. Measure the floor’s width and length and don’t forget about the ceiling height because this will impact – how high the stage should be.
A small stage hire may appear bigger in an enclosed area, especially if you don’t have the correct measurements. Remember to consider the audience and how they’ll be seated because they should be able to see the stage from wherever they are in the venue.
Remember that small stages offer more intimacy, as they bring the audience at normal eye level with the performers. An elevated stage will be your best option in a wide room with a high ceiling if you want to highlight the performance.
Not sure how to measure an intricate floor space? There are indoor mapping apps that allow anyone to capture an accurate measurement of interior space.
How Many People Are Attending The Event?
Small stage hire depends on a range of factors. Don’t forget the importance of considering the audience’s line of sight. This may not be a problem if you need a T-style catwalk for a fashion show.
For other events, however, be sure that people at the back don’t have to crane their necks to watch the event.
In Queensland, the State government expects businesses to follow the current regulations for every person in an indoor venue. This means that you need to calculate the stage’s size based on the number of people in attendance.
We also recommend crowd barriers for effective crowd control, if you decide to hold an outdoor event instead. The Framelock brand is a great choice for this, so look for a stage company that uses this brand.
Need More Help Choosing A Large Or Small Stage Hire For Your Event?
Finding the perfect stage to suit your location, event, and audience can be challenging, especially if you’re new to event planning. The good news? We have some incredible event professionals that can help you out!
Festival Hire Services has been a reliable supplier of staging solutions in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
Contact us today to know how we choose
the most appropriate stage size for any kind of events.