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The World of Staging

13 Nov, 2016

Staging is the process of selecting, designing, adapting to, or modifying the performance space for a theatre, production, product launches, events and live events. This includes the use or absence of stagecraft elements as well as the structure of the stage and its components. IBS-Group have specialized in stage sets for 20 years, so let’s see what it actually means.

Staging is used to mean the result of this process, in other words the spectacle that a live events presents in performance, its visual detail.

The stage set is usually indicated by the design given to us and our clients an idea of exactly what is happening, but the degree of detail and specificity of this rendering vary from one client to another and from one event design to another.

Let’s take a look at some different stages that we can find in any live event today:

A proscenium stage

A stage where the audience sits on one side only is called a proscenium stage (you might know this as end-on staging). The audience faces one side of the stage directly, and normally sits at a lower height.

An in-the-round stage

An in-the-round stage is positioned at the center of the audience - ie there is audience around the whole stage. This type of stage creates quite an intimate atmosphere.

Traverse stage

A stage where the audience sits on two sides is called a traverse stage. Again, this type of stage is good for creating an intimate atmosphere.