FAQ's

EziStage

How much weight can EziStage hold: EziStage can hold 2250kg per section, with a point load of 400kg.

Can EziStage fit in the back of a car? No, EziStage is heavy (between 185 and 200kg per section) and awkard, and requires either a truck, a high topped van or a trailer to transport.

Do you need to have steps with the stage? Any stage that is over 200mm high is required to have steps.

Am I required to have handrails on my stage? Any stage over 800mm high must have handrails.

Do the steps come with handrails attached? The step handrails are fully removable, and steps can come with or without the handrails.



Drapes:

Are your drapes pleated? Yes, our drapes are a permanent 50% pleat to create a full look

Are your drapes fire retarded? Yes our drapes are fire retarded to meet Australian standards

What widths do your drapes come in? We have 1.5m wide drapes and 3.3m wide drapes

What drop do your drapes come in? We have 3m, 6m, 8m and 10 m drop

What colours are your drapes? Black in all sizes, Cardinal red / burgundy, royal blue and grey in 3m and 6m drops

How do I work out how many drapes I would need? What we need from you is the height of the room, or the height you would like the drapes to go to and the linear width required. You don’t need to add extra for the fullness as the drapes are already pleated.

How do I fasten the drapes to the crossbar? All our drapes come with velcro ties / tabs to fasten to the bar. Some drapes will also have a rod pocket that the crossbar can be fed through

How hard is it to put a drape up on uprights?  It is very simple and we can provide step by step instructions

  • I want to place an order for drapes, what information do I need to provide? What color drape are you looking to hire?

  • How tall must it be? How wide must it be?

  • Do you need it setup? Do you prefer to come pick it up at our warehouse?

  • Do you need TSC to set it up and strike it?

Knowing the answers to these questions prior to contacting TSC will simplify the ordering process, enhancing your experience with TSC

What type of event or venue can benefit from using drapes and rigging?

Drapes and rigging can help make your event, big or small, even more successful. They can hide an ugly wall, dress up a tired space, bring focus back onto your staging area, create a “look”. Here are some examples of where drape and rigging has been used

  • Product launches

  • school presentations

  • corporate events

  • weddings and parties

  • bar mitzvahs

  • musical concerts

  • video presentations

  • trade shows and exhibitions

  • fashion shows

  • special events

  • audio visual hides

  • television
     

    Definitions/ glossary:

    Stage = rostra = podium = catwalk = riser

    ropestands / stanchions / crowd barrier / bollard /tensil barrier: posts that are sometimes attached with rope, used to guide traffic; posts can also display signs

    Drapes /curtains /flounces /backdrops

    Wings / tormentor / legs: the vertical drape that masks the wings at each side of a traditional proscenium arch

    Border  / Valance/ header : a short drape that can mask the top of drapes or a low area

    Overlap:  the area where drape panels lap over each other

    Nap: fabric with a texture or design that runs on one direction such as corduroy,velvet and velveteen; will often look different when viewed from various directions

    Velcro ties: Ties made of velcro, both male and female that allow a drape to be attached to a pipe for hanging

    Rod pocket / pipe pocket: A sleeve sown at the edges of a curtain / drape so that a crossbar can be fed through it for hanging

    uprights / drape supports / polecats / autopoles / pipe and drape:  refers to the vertical metal framing or tubing used to support dapes, in which one section slides inside another making it an adjustable height. Used to create a sub wall, separation, or wall for a drape / curtain to be hung from

    Crossbar / drape support / horizontal = pole / rod in supporting drape with hooks on the end to attach to an upright pipe with slots made to accept the hooks

    Apron= part of the stage that protrudes past the curtain line

    Front of house: the part of the a theatre, auditorium, or venue where the audience is seated

    handrails: made from tublar steel they fasten onto the stage to create a guard. Mandatory on all stage 1m and above

    Packdown / strike / dismantle/ moveout : the process of packing down and removing the equipment from the venue

    Setup / move in date: date set for installation; process of setting up exhibits, productions and events.

    Reveal: a curtain method (commonly seen in theatrical productions) used to display something behind the curtain at a later time

    Skirts / stage skirting/: fabric affixed around stages and risers, often hiding cords and storage

    Stage left/ stage right/ prompt / op: areas on the stage as seen from the actors or presenters perspective, as opposed to house left and right

    Double hanging bracket: a device that goes into the top of an upright to create a two sided wall

    Expo / Exposition/ trade show / trade fair: refers to a public exhibition where many companies or organisations of the same type exhibit the latest products or services their company offers

    Flame retardant / flame proofing: material / fabric that has been topically treated with a flame retardant solution

    Floor plan: a map showing the layout of the venue or production design

    strike / striking: industry term for packing down and removing equipment

    Tech surround: is a set of pipe and drape used to surround audio visual equipment and personnel location so the equipment, cables, and road cases are hidden from the audience