Upstage have also been responsible for many refurbishments of Drama Studios, Halls and School Theatres. For many of these, we were able to be involved from the early stage of planning, contributing to discussions about layout, acoustics and lighting positions. Working with the architects, specifiers and builders, as well as the end-user, Upstage will supply drapes and tracking systems, internally wired lighting bars, dimmer and lighting control systems, sound and lighting equipment.
With over 30 years experience in professional theatre behind us, we feel we can offer lots of expert advice and support, but also believe that value for money and practicality are very important considerations. With this in mind, our main criteria when quoting are as follows:-
- We always recommend you have a basic infrastructure in place that is safe and easy to use. What is the use of supplying lighting equipment if there is insufficient power available, or nowhere to hang the lanterns?
- We will consider the best use of your funds for the future. In many cases investing in new curtains and tracks may be more cost effective than spending money on a new lighting rig. You can always hire lighting equipment in when you needed it and phase in the purchase of items when you have more funds available.
- We want to give you value for money. In this respect we do not necessarily recommend the cheapest items. We would rather specify equipment from reputable manufacturers, which is purpose built for the job, will perform reliably and will last a long time under demanding conditions.
- We will never sell you something you can't use but we want to make sure you have considered everything you might need. There is little point in budgeting for specialist equipment only to find you need to buy lots of cables in addition.
- We endeavour to assist you in every possible way, but it is your project and it is your opinion that counts. We will be happy to quote for any equipment you specify at our best possible prices.
- Recent Installations include: Brooke Weston College, Chellaston Academy, Millfield LEAD Academy, Johnstone Institute (Pembrokeshire), Landau Forte College Tamworth, Parks Primary School.