PG Stage provides a full and comprehensive Stage and Theatre Lighting service, covering the areas of Manchester, London, throughout UK and overseas. Our job is not just to supply, but to design, install and project manage stage and theatre lighting projects from start to finish, to ensure we meet your ideals.
PG Stage will design, supply and install:
- Lighting bars, grids and trusses
- Patch units
- Dimmers and control systems
- Integrated control systems
- Stage management systems – intercom, paging and much more
- Lanterns and fixtures
- Accessories – lamps, gel and consumables
PG Stage are an NICEIC approved company with all electrical work guaranteed to comply with the latest regulations. In addition to this all operatives hold CSCS, IPAF and PASMA certificates. For more information, or a free quote please call us on 0161 830 0303 or email on: email@example.com. Our stage and theatre lighting teams cover Manchester, London, throughout the UK and overseas.
Professional stage and theatre lighting in any type of stage or theatre environment provides an excellent opportunity for a creative director to put on a great show. This might include an opera, dance or drama performance and might vary from a large West End production to a small and intimate dramatic performance in a community hall.
Stage and theatre lighting is more than having a spotlight on stage: it encompasses the whole atmosphere of the production and can act as a huge dramatic influence. Theatre lighting control is a complex task that involves many people to ensure a performance is without a hitch.
With modern stage lighting systems being flexible, inventive and intelligent, many staging technicians and directors choose to make lighting play a big part in their performances.
Not only can lighting be used as a practical implement to illuminate any area of the stage at any time, but lighting can also be used creatively to form shapes or shadows on stage.
Quite often, lighting is created in such a way to imply symbolism or add artistic creativity into the performance, by varying the colours in the filters or lenses. Directors often use lighting to convey to the audience what time of the day it is, to help build atmosphere and ambience. Images or scenes can also be projected onto the back of the stage to give the audience a sense of environment and location. Simple tricks like this can add so much more to theatre productions.
If you visit any musical in the West End in London you will witness the sheer complexity in the lighting system which adds much to the mood and atmosphere in the performance. However, stage lighting solutions do not have to be lavish and expensive; simple systems can be incorporated into any venue such as a hall or community centre.
Sometimes stage or theatre lighting is subtle and unnoticeable, other times it is blatant and bold: either way, lighting plays a large part in putting on a performance.