When looking for a stage hire company, you may have noticed that many contractors specialise in specific areas of stages. Some focus their staging services on indoor events, whereas other outfits will exclusively concentrate on providing festival stages for the music industry.
We recently had a call from a customer who thought that's what Outdoor Stages were, an event staging company that focused explicitly on festivals. Of course, while we are an outdoor staging company at heart, we provide our staging services to all manner of indoor events, including fashion catwalks and exhibitions. You can rest assured that if you have a stage requirement for your event, we can provide what you're looking for.
Outdoor Stages Cater to All Events
We have worked hard over the last couple of decades to forge our reputation as a leading outdoor stage provider. While we've managed to pull that off, it sometimes goes against us when potential clients think we are a stage hire company that can only provide staging services to outdoor events. And before you say it, we know our company name gives that impression!
However, we thought we would use this space to highlight that we have such a broad range of staging equipment that we can pretty much build any stage for events hosting up to 10,000 people (sometimes more depending on the brief). Over the years, we have provided our event staging to all kinds of events such as dance shows, celebrity parties, catwalk shows, award ceremonies, conferences, exhibitions, and product launches.
Our team are capable of designing a huge range of different stages, all of which can be customised to meet your specific needs. Whether you require a bandstand stage, catwalk runway, or a raised DJ booth, our team can design and assemble it on-site for you without any fuss.
We own numerous different stage systems. Better yet we own all of them; meaning that not only are we experienced in tweaking and customising our equipment to meet your needs, but we can provide incredibly competitive quotes for your event.
So given that you're now aware that we can provide staging services to all manner of indoor and outdoor events, why should you choose us? Well, as it turns out, there's plenty of good reasons to select Outdoor Stages as your event partner.
We Are a Versatile Stage Hire Company with a Huge Range of Choice
We've been operating in the live events industry for decades now, and with that amount of experience, we're fully aware that there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. While plenty of events (both indoors and outdoors) fit neatly into one of our stage hire packages, there are just as many that need us to be flexible with our event staging services.
We have the following core stage configurations for you to choose from:
- 6m x 4m Arc Roof Stage
- 7m x 5m Arc Roof Festival Stage
- 8m x 6m Arc Roof Stage
- 10m x 8m Arc Roof Stage
- 12m x 10m Arc Dome Stage
However, there's almost limitless potential in terms of creating the stage you require. We can provide a stage without a roof, for example. We can create the perfect raised runway for your catwalk. We can expand those structures listed above to include PA wings and other truss structures for larger outdoor events. The choice is yours at the end of the day. And we're always on hand to meet your specific requirements.
We also provide specialised structures that are not listed above, such as bandstands, DJ booths, or even tiered stages, which are popular at award show evenings. Not many stage hire companies can boast such a range of fully-owned stage equipment, giving you plenty of options as the client.
The Quality of Our Staging Is Second to None
There's an old industry adage, "not all stages are built equal." That's as true today as it ever has been. Event organisers often concern themselves with securing the best possible price for stage hire. We totally get that. You're probably under pressure to either save costs as a public body or to secure a particular profit margin for a privately-run event.
But if a staging company is offering you a stage at a considerably lower price than the rest of your quotations, take a moment to pause and ask yourself why? The stage hire rental market is relatively small here in the UK, and there is usually plenty of work for companies most of the year. If someone is considerably cheaper, there's always a reason.
For many, the reason is a cavalier approach to the quality of their staging and associated documentation. But quality standards are a requirement in this industry for a reason. If a stage ever fails in any way, it's highly likely that harm will come to yourself and the public. That's why local authorities and other national bodies such as the Health & Safety Executive insist on specific documentation before signing off on your event.
For instance, do the cheap contractors pay the considerable fees each year to have their staging equipment inspected by LOLER-qualified personnel (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 approved code of practice and guidance)? If you've been in the industry quite a while, you may not be aware that this has recently graduated from "nice to have" to a legal requirement. So make sure that you hold your suppliers accountable.
Here at Outdoor Stages, our stages (regardless of size, specification, or configuration) also comply with all EuroSpec 9 requirements. We also provide all of the relevant documentation, such as structural calculations and wind-loading documents. If you choose us, we can handle all of the regulatory requirements surrounding the stage for your event, ensuring it gets signed off by the relevant authorities.
Perhaps we should put it this way, what's the point in hiring a cheaper stage when it could result in you having to call off the whole event? Or worse, what if you're left on the hook for a lawsuit worth hundreds of thousands of pounds? All because you didn't have the right specification of stage, or lacked the correct supporting documentation? There's no need to run that risk if you choose a stage hire company that offers total peace of mind like us.
We Can Provide a Complete Turnkey Event Solution
Regardless of the specifics of your event, it's highly likely that you're not going to have your event equipment hire restricted to just a stage. You're going to need all kinds of supporting gear such as professional lighting, sound equipment, LED screens, to just name a few. That's without mentioning the qualified staff on the ground to oversee the correct assembly and subsequent operation.
Here at Outdoor Stages, we are part of one of the biggest event production companies in the UK. What that means for you is we can supply ALL equipment and ALL personnel involved in running the technical aspects of an event. While we do offer sound and lighting as part of our stage hire packages, we can provide everything required for a whole host of different events, both indoors and outdoors. We're not merely bolting on bits and pieces of sound and lighting equipment. Rather, overseeing and producing events is in our company DNA.
We stock all manner of lighting including, spotlights, PAR cans, moving head fixtures, lasers, pixel bars, stage blinders, and the list goes on (and on!). On the sound side, we have all types of PA speaker systems, including line arrays, and we have everything required of live sound performance, including but not limited to stage monitors, amplifiers, and instrumental mics.
Better still, this is all equipment we own and operate daily. All of our technicians have an intimate working knowledge of all devices, eliminating the chance of mistakes. We are one of the only companies in the UK that can offer a full production equipment setup using 100% of our own stock.
Furthermore, we firmly believe that, to get the best results, it's best to deal with just one contractor rather than instructing several to handle each specific technical aspect of your event. When you work with us, we can take of everything, including stage construction, lighting, rigging, sound setup, and the subsequent event production. Why deal with the headache of trying to balance multiple suppliers hovering around one stage? The whole process is much smoother with one dedicated on-site team overseeing everything.
We Offer Unrivalled Customer Service
Another area in which we feel that we excel is customer service. We are always on hand to take care of anything you may need. It's why we list a mobile number on this site for contact purposes. We've been around more than long enough to understand that the events industry is incredibly fluid and that we may need to react quickly. For instance, we've lost count of the number of times that we've been contacted at the last minute after another stage hire company has let an event organiser down.
We're well known within the industry for quickly reacting and mobilising to rescue emergency situations. However, we must stress that this is less than ideal, and we prefer a minimum of three months to organise and plan everything for your event. No matter the situation, we will always get back to you within 24 hours, if not sooner.
The Outdoor Stages team are also always on hand to guide you through the event design process too. Most clients come to us with a vision, which we then turn into reality using our skill and experience. We provide actionable advice and solutions regarding stage building, rigging, and truss structures, as well as lighting design, sound mixing, and anything else you may need expert help in order to bring together.
As mentioned, we know what's feasible and what's not going to work. We have an unrivalled knowledge of every pitfall and mistake an event organiser can make. Fortunately for you, we're always available and willing to guide you along the path toward success!
Choose Outdoor Stages for All Types of Event
Whether you're hosting an indoor exhibition or a Christmas light switch on event, it does not matter to us. We can provide the stage you're looking for. With one of the most extensive stage combinations in the entire country, it makes sense to choose a stage hire company with the flexibility to meet your specific needs.
From outdoor covered stages to fashion catwalks and tiered award show stages, we have what you need to turn your concept from idea to reality. So if you're interested in staging services for your event (whether it's indoors or out), don't hesitate to give us a call on the number above. We can't wait to hear about what you have planned!