Having a stage at any event is great because it can provide enough room for entertainment, improve the flow of everything, and give people something to look at while they’re taking a breather, or between sets. Everyone likes feeling like they’re part of something bigger, and with a good stage setup, the whole vibe will seem more positive and cheerful which will translate to people having a good time. In order to really reap the benefits of having a stage at your event, it’s important that you set it up in a way that will capture everyone’s attention and there are a few tips that can help you do just that.
Light It Up
One of the most important aspects of having a stage that will ensure it captures everyone’s attention is making sure that it looks great. What the optimal stage lighting is will heavily depend on what your event is for. If you’re hosting a rock concert then you’ll want to give the stage a dark, smoky effect because that’s what people will expect. However, if you’re hosting a rave party or carnival, it would be best to go with colorful flashing lights so everyone can enjoy the show! For smaller-scale events, such as weddings or birthday parties you might want to go with something a bit simpler like uplighting the stage so that it’s not too dark or too distracting. In any case, unless you’re hosting an awards show or a stand-up comedy night, you don’t want your stage to be too bright.
Add Some Interest
In the spirit of making sure your stage is captivating, it’s important to add something interesting to it so people will want to go check it out. While a lot of events have stages that are plain and relatively boring, there’s actually quite a big market for decks or other platforms that stand out from others because they’re unique, eye-catching, or simply good-looking. You could take inspiration from the theme of your event, and get cardboard cutouts or other ornaments that look like related characters to put on the stage, or you could go with a disco-themed deck to give off a cool vibe. Another thing you can do is add a backdrop to your deck – this will make it feel more complete and provide a nice art decoration for everyone who’s attending. Creating a layered effect with a few different backdrops is also a good idea because it will add some depth to the stage and make it feel more interesting.
Make Them Feel Like A Star
Another way that you can set your stage apart from other events is by having special additions for people who are performing on it. It’s going to be hard to look away from the stage when someone is performing, but if you have a few light-up signs or other decoration that puts the focus entirely on them, then they’ll feel more at ease on it. This is where you might want to get creative because there are plenty of different things that you could use – the sky’s the limit! When considering how to decorate a stage, it’s always important to keep in mind how it will be used. There needs to be enough room for the performers and their equipment to fit comfortably, and you also want to make sure that everything looks nice and is in working condition. A good idea would be to talk to the performers and ask them if they have any preferences and how much room they need to feel comfortable. Once you settle that, you can focus on ways to enhance their performance through your decor. Sometimes it can be as simple as good lighting, or it can mean installing everything needed to make it seem like they’re floating in the sky!
Make It Multi-Purpose
One thing that’s important to remember is that not every stage will be used solely as a platform for performers – it might be necessary or just plain convenient to have some other functionality on it as well. This is why you should keep in mind how much room and what kind of space you have to work with. In most cases, a simple platform will do the trick. However if you need it to be longer or wider in order for people to see what’s going on from a distance, then feel free to add an awning or a wall behind it so that there aren’t any distractions when there isn’t anything going on. If you’re hosting a performance, try to add some stairs or steps in such a way that it doesn’t obstruct the dancing area. You can also add some bars for people to lean on if they need a break from standing, and the performance is organized in a way where all participants remain on stage for the duration of the act.
Having a stage at an event is great because it can make the flow smoother, but it’s important to keep in mind how you’re going to decorate and use it before you actually do anything. You should also make sure that your performers feel like they’re the main attraction wherever they go on the stage. The sky’s the limit when thinking of different, creative ways to make it feel like they’re the ones everyone’s coming to see.