When you're planning a stage production, one of the first decisions that you'll need to make is where the event will take place. While there are benefits to holding indoor events, outdoor spaces offer plenty of advantages, too. For example, an outdoor space can typically accommodate more spectators, which is ideal if you want a large turnout at your event. If you're leaning toward holding your event in the open air, you'll likely need to rent a stage — and specifically look for one that is designed for outdoor usage. Here are three attributes than an outdoor stage — sometimes also called an "all-terrain stage" — will possess.
While some indoor stages have adjustable feet for small adjustments, you'll typically find that stages that are designed for outdoor usage have adjustable legs. This is a critical attribute because the ground on which you'll be setting up the stage probably won't be even. There may be several inches of elevation change from the front of the stage to its back, or from one side to another. The portable stage's adjustable legs will allow you to make a series of adjustments on each individual section of the stage to ensure that its surface is as close to horizontal as possible. This is integral to providing a safe surface for your on-stage performers.
Another attribute that you'll commonly find on outdoor portable stages is a non-slip surface. There are different options to consider. Sometimes, the surface will be textured metal, while rubber is also possible. Both of these materials provide a high degree of traction underfoot for your stage performers. This is obviously important if it's raining, but may be valuable even if the sky is clear. For example, if it rained earlier, peoples' shoes can carry water from the ground onto the stage. With a non-slip surface, you'll be confident that no one will fall.
When you evaluate different outdoor portable stages, you'll see that many of them have roofs. Choosing a model that is equipped with a roof is generally a good idea. If it were to rain on the day of your event, the roof would keep the performers and the stage equipment dry. You'll often have a wide range of electrical components on the stage, so an overhead cover will be valuable to prevent them from being exposed to moisture and perhaps malfunctioning. Visit a portable stage rental service's website to learn more about stages that are suitable for outdoor usage.
If you are looking for a portable stage, contact a company near you.