Community centres, town halls and village halls still play a large role in many areas of the country, bringing people together and providing an available space for all manner of events and functions.
Local drama or dance clubs, cubs, brownies and scouts meetings, jumble sales, charity days, plus being hired out for private parties and gatherings means the community hall is always a hive of activity throughout the year and caters to a wide variety of activities and age groups.
Staging equipment plays a hugely important part of day to day goings on, and must be able to cope with the constant use required of it, along with being visually appealing, sturdy and safe.
It needs to be durable, easy to set up, easy to maintain, and provide as much variation in its functionality as possible.
The biggest benefit by far of using a modern portable staging system over the more traditional built in stage is space. Being able to clear the hall completely one night for a party, and have a full size stage in place for the amateur dramatics group by the weekend gives so much flexibility.
Whilst a fully built in traditional wooden stage is a thing of beauty, it is also extremely limiting in the simple fact that it’s always present. It sits there taking up a good chunk of room and floorspace whether it’s being used or not, which is just not desirable when space is such a valuable commodity.
Depending on what’s required, stage decks can be supplied with the standard plain wood top surfaces for varnishing, painting or having carpet or vinyl applied, or any other surface finish you may wish. They also come offered in a specialised anti slip rubber textured ‘Hexa’ finish which is great in all weathers and is extremely hard wearing. Hardwood panels or fabric skirting can be easily applied to the sides to hide the legs and smarten up the appearance of the system, hide away cabling, and stop children doing the inevitable floor crawl under them.
Should you wish the frames to be coloured too, they can be anodised, or powder coated in a wide choice of colours to suit whatever look your going for.
Professional portable staging is the perfect partner for these busy environments to modernise their space and maximise their potential for income. Decks can be stored away when not required, can be used individually as tables and benches, and obviously grouped together for a large stage area.
Flexibility is key, and the ability to quickly change leg heights allows the platforms to be suitable for a huge range of tasks and age groups. It also allows staggered height decks to be brought together for use as a tiered seating system, with safety handrails and chair leg backstops easily fitted, giving you a truly versatile product
The ultra strong frames are made from extruded aluminium section which keeps the weight to a minimum whilst giving huge loading capabilities.
The decks can easily be stacked horizontally or vertically when not needed, and legs use a fast fit clamp system so no tools or special equipment is needed to quickly transform the space. Choosing a professional portable stage deck system for your hall will give you all the benefits of being able to provide a large raised performance area, whilst giving you multiple options for other uses.
These are working platforms built to last, and can take a surprising amount of abuse day to day with no effect on their function. From a calm yoga class in the morning to the latest fitness lessons or dance groups in the afternoon, the strength and solidness of a pro deck system is more than capable of the demands placed upon it and you will soon come to rely on them as trusted tools.
The team at Stage Concepts have supplied many stage systems and portable stage platforms to local councils, arts groups, community centers and town halls. We can supply steps and stair units for easy access of higher stage builds, ramps for wheelchair use, and safety railings for events and performances. Get in contact with us to discuss exactly the system you are looking.
From the V&A museum and Saatchi Gallery, to Warner Brothers Studios and Crystal Palace FC, our truss systems and bespoke designed truss constructions have found homes in a wide selection of both public and private events and for a variety of tasks.
We have also supplied trussing and stage deck systems to the Next and TopShop group, Harley Davidson, Jump Giants Trampoline Park, alongside the many private individuals and trade customers that have purchased everything from a singular stage deck right up to a large festival stage roof system.
Large circular truss lighting rigs and stage platform systems for film sets, structural truss arches and walkways for exhibitions and shopping centre events, vehicle plinths and truss for showroom displays, truss based obstacle courses, and the supply of full professional sound and lighting packages means Stage Concepts can fulfill your project requirements no matter how large or small they may be.