The adverts have gone live, the light switch-ons are taking place and the songs are playing throughout the shopping malls – the countdown to Christmas has begun. With it comes a variety of seasonal events and festivities to get people across the country feeling ‘in the spirit of things’.
From Christmas parties to school pantomimes, community choirs and the big New Year’s Eve countdown; at this time of year, an event manager’s to do list is probably as long as Santa’s delivery schedule.
Before, during and afterwards – it is important to get every aspect of an event right, but an essential part that must be planned perfectly is the performance staging system. There are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration when deciding what platform is best.
Here we give you a few essential tips that will help make buying a portable stage an easy task.
Elf & Safety is essential
During any event, whether private or public, the number one priority is to ensure that everyone involved is safe. If your staging isn’t erected properly it can be dangerous. You need to ensure that you opt for a platform that is easy to use, lightweight, reliable and sturdy. Our patented, two-part, telescopic riser support and structural stage platform system, Revostage®, provides an ideal, temporary stage for any festive event and is manufactured and independently tested to carry up to 2.0 tonnes per square metre!
Spend your time and budget wisely
Festivities aren’t cheap or easy to plan and at this time of year, when budgets are tight and deadlines are short, time and money should be spent wisely.
A portable staging system can make up a large portion of your expenditure, depending on the size required. Our Revostage® system comes with a range of payment options, so the community choir can sing loud and proud.
It is essential to buy portable staging that is quick and simple to erect so that it is set with time to spare for any last minute preparations. Some event staging systems consist of several, complicated parts; but Revostage’s® compact and quick to erect staging system is made up of just two and thanks to its unique fixing system, it can be built with the use of an Allen key, with no specialist tools required. Revostage® is also quick and easy to dismantle, making the end of night clear up that bit more manageable.
Storage & Transportation
Your portable stage is likely to be used throughout the year for a variety of reasons, so it’s important that you have somewhere safe to store it. If space is limited, it would be best to opt for a compact system like Revostage®. In addition, if you’re struggling to get hold of a large vehicle to move it around, then not to worry; Revostage® packs away into just 15% of its assembled size and is so light, it can also be easily transported in a car, small vehicle or it can even squeeze into the back of Santa’s sleigh.
It’s Christmas and one of the great things about the season is the beautiful displays that surround us everywhere we go. From twinkling fairy lights to striking window displays and breath-taking decorations. The last thing you want when you have put in hours of effort to make your event look amazing, is an unappealing, bulky stage sat in the middle of it all. It is the one thing that your audience is going to see throughout the event, so it definitely has to look good.
Revostage® offers plenty of colour options and can be personalised with company branding or imagery giving you the freedom to create a bespoke stage for any performance or event. Better still the hardwearing material means it will continue to look great for many years to come.
Revostage® offers a lightweight, affordable option in portable staging and is a great choice for a multitude of festivities, not just at Christmas but throughout the rest of the year.