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 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?
How tall must it be? How wide must it be? What color drape are you looking to hire? 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:

TermDefinition
Stage / Rostra / Podium / CatwalkRiser
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 / Legsthe vertical drape that masks the wings at each side of a traditional proscenium arch
Border / Valance / Headera short drape that can mask the top of drapes or a low area
Overlapthe area where drape panels lap over each other
Napfabric 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 tiesTies made of velcro, both male and female that allow a drape to be attached to a pipe for hanging
Rod pocket / Pipe pocketA 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 draperefers 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 / Horizontalpole / rod in supporting drape with hooks on the end to attach to an upright pipe with slots made to accept the hooks
Apronpart of the stage that protrudes past the curtain line
Front of housethe part of the a theatre, auditorium, or venue where the audience is seated
Handrailsmade from tublar steel they fasten onto the stage to create a guard. Mandatory on all stage 1m and above
Packdown / Strike / Dismantle / Bump outthe process of packing down and removing the equipment from the venue
Setup / Bump in datedate set for installation; process of setting up exhibits, productions and events
Reveala curtain method (commonly seen in theatrical productions) used to display something behind the curtain at a later time
Skirts / Stage skirtingfabric affixed around stages and risers, often hiding cords and storage
Stage left / Stage right / prompt / opareas on the stage as seen from the actors or presenters perspective, as opposed to house left and right
Double hanging bracketa device that goes into the top of an upright to create a two sided wall
Expo / Exposition/ Trade show / Trade fairrefers 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 proofingmaterial / fabric that has been topically treated with a flame retardant solution
Floor plana map showing the layout of the venue or production design
Stike / Strikingindustry term for packing down and removing equipment
Tech surroundis 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