Autoquip is proud of the specialized expertise we’ve cultivated over the years by serving clients in the entertainment industry. From opera houses to museums, concert venues, and movie sets, our lift equipment can be used in a variety of applications that solve the unique challenges related to creating unforgettable performances and events.
Backstage At The Theater
Modern stage productions have become famous for their elaborate scenic designs. Dazzling special effects and high-tech equipment aren’t just for Hollywood. Whether it’s a community-based theater or one of the great stage venues on Broadway in New York, stage management and running crew teams are tasked with quickly moving props, lighting, sets, scenery, furniture, and costumes for each performance. And depending on the type of production and the number of acts and scenes, the job can be highly complex. Remember, stage productions are performed live, so the “behind the scenes” activities must be executed flawlessly…every time. Unlike a movie set, there are no “retakes” on stage!
Lifts That Support Cast and Crew
If you’re considering adding a lifting solution to your venue, Autoquip offers several innovative options that are specifically designed for your industry. Once installed, they can help create a safe and efficient environment for performers and crew members.
Are you challenged by limited space or an unusual floor plan? Not a problem; we design and customize lifts based on your specific requirements and goals. Our design library includes a variety of entertainment-centric lifts, including:
Permanent Stage and Orchestra Pit Lifts
Performance venues with multiple permanently installed stages can benefit from a lift system that uses an Autoquip scissor or vertical ram lift. These hydraulic units provide safe, quick, and dependable height transitions between stages.
Temporary Stage Lifts
If your venue stage is equipped with removable sections, we can accommodate that design with a temporary lift that raises and lowers a common platform.
Light Fixture Lifts
Lighting is an essential aspect of every stage production. Proper lighting not only creates a safe working environment but it sets the tone for the performance and brings it to life for the audience. Our high-travel scissor lifts, equipped with a mounted light bar, create spaces where performers can shine with show-stopping results.
An Autoquip ram, scissor, or VRC (vertical reciprocating conveyor) can get the job done when you need to manage multiple scene changes. These lifts help stage crews quickly move scenery modules and heavy audio/visual equipment to and from storage locations as needed.
Elevate the impact of a museum, art gallery, sculpture garden, musical, or theatrical display with the addition of a turntable. We offer various options, including high capacity (for heavy-duty loads), scissor lift, or table-mounted. A rotating platform is an ideal solution when you want to create a stunning visual experience for your audience.
Creating Next-Level Performances
The Autoquip team is ready to partner with you to design a lift and implementation plan that brings your stage productions and art exhibits to life. Whether you need a permanent installation or a mobile lift that can travel with your production company, we’ve got a solution. Reach out to us for a free quote today!