About SCHOOL STAGE

School Stage is an install specialist providing stage lighting and sound systems for schools, places of worship and community buildings. We specialise in school sound and vision, but also provide audio visual equipment, equipment hire, servicing, technicians and training including school stage safety. We understand the needs of our clients and provide quality equipment and service on time and within budget.

From a couple of spotlights or upgrading existing equipment right through to installing equipment for an entire concert hall, School Stage offers the same attention to detail with every job. Forward-looking and forward-thinking, School Stage is a small and friendly company who are knowledgeable, helpful and practical. The next time you're considering an investment in your organisation, call the industry specialists… call School Stage.

I wanted to turn our basic hall into a colourful environment where children could put on productions. School Stage helped us achieve this.

Stephen Scott, Cathedral School

Services:

  • Stage Lighting
  • School Sound and Vision
  • School Stage Safety
  • Sound Systems
  • Sound System Installation
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Projector Systems
  • Stage Curtains and Tracks
  • Electrics and Rigging
  • Installations
  • Maintenance and Training
  • Equipment Hire
  • Training (including instructing children)
  • Technician and Engineer Support 

PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS • COMMUNITY HALLS • PLACES OF WORSHIP • COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

ACCREDITED BODIES & ASSOCIATIONS

School Stage is a member of several professional bodies within its trading sector. Compliance with the correct accredited associations ensures that we do our very best to combine quality workmanship with regulated Health & Safety protocol.

NICEIC

NICEIC is the electrical contracting industry's independent voluntary body for electrical installation matters throughout the UK.

PLASA

We are Full Premier Members of PLASA, an international organisation for those who supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries.

ABTT: The Association of British Theatre Technicians

We're members of the ABTT, an organisation who care about a safe and successful theatre industry.

CHAS: Contractor's Health & Safety Assessment Scheme

Accredited Contractor for the Contractor's Health & Safety Assessment Scheme.

INCENSU

Part of the Register of Companies tried, tested and trusted by the education sector.

Constructiononline

We're accredited by this UK Government Certification Service.

SERVICES

Installation

  • Stage Lighting
  • Sound Systems
  • School Sound and Vision
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Projectors & Screens
  • PA System Installation
  • Staging
  • Stage Curtains & Tracks
  • Electrics, Design & Build
  • Drama Studios
  • Refurbishments

Maintenance & Servicing

  • Maintenance of Existing and New Installations
  • Service Contracts
  • Repairs
  • Help & Advice

Equipment Hire

  • Mobile Stages
  • Staging Systems
  • Stage Safety
  • Stage Lighting
  • Sound Systems
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Digital Wireless Microphones

Technical Support & Training

  • Staff Training
  • Training and Instructing Students and Children
  • Technical Support
  • Technician & Engineer Personnel Hire
  • Emergency Support
  • Call Outs

Whether you've an enquiry about upgrading your existing equipment, would like to create a new system from scratch or, you're thinking about investing in a major installation, our friendly and knowledgeable team can help. Here are some examples of what we can do…

STAGE 1

  • Village Halls
  • Community Centres
  • Places of Worship
  • School Halls
  • Existing Stage Systems
  • Basic Stage Set Ups
  • Replacement Lighting
  • Sound Systems
  • Stage & Mood Lighting
  • Recording & Drama Studios

Simple but effective lighting and sound system

Lighting & audio visual system

Small stage with curtain and track backdrop plus multi-coloured lighting

Small halls and learning areas can be turned into exciting performance spaces with simple systems. Our design team can help you achieve results way beyond your expectations whilst keeping within your budget. We can also upgrade existing systems by combining the equipment you already have with the very latest technology. Our control systems are easy to use enabling you to be creative with light and sound within minutes.

STAGE 2

  • Concert Halls
  • Design Builds
  • Control Rooms
  • Drama Theatres
  • Performance Spaces

From School Hall to Concert Hall

Control Room

Typical stage set up

Our experienced team can transform any school hall or community building into a fully functioning concert hall opening up endless possibilities for superior performances, professional events and ceremonies. Installed to the highest standards, your existing hall or open space could even become a new source of income generation.

STAGE 3

  • Mobile Stages
  • Outdoor Events
  • Equipment Hire
  • Technician Support
  • Advice

Outdoor LIVE event

Technicial support

Our maintenance service ensures both existing and new systems are kept in excellent condition at all times. Call us to find out how we can help on 0845 108 6613

School Stage make school productions, open-air concerts and community events happen. Our skilled professionals cover everything right down to the last detail. We also provide equipment hire, engineers and technician support. Even if it's just some advice you require, we'll always be pleased to hear from you.

CLIENTS WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

School Stage

Our clients have great things to say about us and the services we provide. In this short video, we show some of the school sound, lighting and production work we do plus some comments that we have received about the quality of our services and how we bring vision to become a reality.

Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

"The increased space and ambient lighting creates a completely different tone and atmosphere and makes the whole thing visually arresting."

Mr Stubbing Esq, Headmaster, Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

Thomas Buxton Primary School

"School Stage installed sound and lighting in two halls at Thomas Buxton Primary School several years ago. Staff and children regularly use the facilities and School Stage contintue to maintain and make sure the equipment is working perfectly. "It brings children's imagination to life."

Trinity Methodist Church

School Stage work in areas other than just the eduction sector. We've installed systems within churches and places of worship, community and youth centers. In this video, personnel from Trinity Methodist Church explain how pleased they are with the equipment we installed and reflect upon the new opportunities it has created.

Sir Thomas Abney Primary School

'We can use our new facility in so many ways; school events, productions, staff training and it's transformed our assemblies. We can also use it as a teaching resource. It's made an incredible difference. School Stage are really easy to work with - they even came in to do some bespoke training with our children'

Lynn Willis, Assistant Head Teacher

Gladesmore Community School

'The things we can do now and the possibilities are endless. We have school musicals, concerts, galas, awards ceremonies and special events. Everyone who comes to see this performance space is instantly impressed'

Tyrone Lowe, Music Teacher

Cathedral Primary School

"I wanted to turn our basic school hall into a colourful environment where children could put on productions. School Stage have definitely helped us achieve this"

Sherfield School

'Absolutely sensational... the quality of the finish and the quality of the equipment is just superb. I couldn't have imagined our facility could look this good'

Dick Jaine, Head Teacher

Value Life

School Stage can provide technical support and production services for all kinds of events. An example of this is the 'Value Life Festival' organised by Gladesmore School. Watch the video to see how we provided the staging, PA and audio, lighting, power, logistics, technical personnel and support for this wonderful outdoor event.

NEWS FROM SCHOOL STAGE

Welcome to our news pages. Here you'll find regular updates about the company, new equipment, our latest work projects and more in-depth information about recently completed projects. We'll keep you up-to-date with what's happening within our sector.

    Installation at Lees Brook School featured by Chauvet Professional Lighting

    Jan 2015

    School Stage completed a large installation of theatrical lighting, sound, staging and audio visual control systems in November 2014 in the newly built Lees Brook Community School in Chaddesden, Derby. Though we were brought in at a late stage of the building project, we managed to get some of the internal design changed to make sure we could obtain the best results. This also enabled some of the lighting fixtures to be hidden. The school now have state-of-the-art, but also easy to use and flexible sound and lighting systems in their hall and drama studio. This substantial project was completed on time and on budget.

    Chauvet who supplied much of the lighting equipment used were impressed by the installation and have featured it on their website.

    Remember our old promo video?

    Nov 2013

    With our fantastic new website, It's goodbye to our old website that served us well for a number of years. You may still want to see our old promo video which shows a whole sound and lighting installation at Wembley primary School speeded up into 3 minutes.

    A Soulful Celebration

    Oct 2013

    School Stage provided lighting, sound, staging, back line and engineers for a concert held at Gladesmore School's G2 Arena on Saturday evening. British Gospel Arts and their B.I.G. Choir featuring members from London Gospel Community Choir and lead by founders Andrea Encinas and Bazil Meade hosted a soulful evening with special guests all the way from Norway. The renowned Stavanger Choir and Band (currently celebrating 25 years) performed together with the B.I.G Choir.

    School Stage worked alongside music industry production manager and producer Ayo Oyerinde to organise the technical production on behalf of British Gospel Arts. Ayo has an impressive musical background having production and tour management experience with artists such as Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32, Naughty Boy, Black Eyed Peas and many more. Ayo's recent success was to coordinate the BBC Gospel Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. The B.I.G. Band also had stardom with drummer, Julian Brown who played with Massive Attack, West Life and many more along with Sam Lynch on bass from V9 Collective and Wretch 32.

    "Everyone was delighted with the professional engineering and equipment supplied by School Stage. We also provided an opportunity for a Central Theatre School student to work alongside us on lights and the school's LED video wall."

    A Soulful celebration

    Haringey Police

    Sep 2013

    School Stage started the new autumn term with an awards conference held at the Everybody Dreams Auditorium in Tottenham for the Haringey Metropolitan Police Service. We provided technical support to ensure their event was a great success.

    Harringey Police

    Value Life 2013

    Jul 2013

    Value Life is a festival run by Gladesmore Community School as part of their anti gun and knife crime active citizenship community initiative. This year's festival took place on 13 July 2013 by City Hall next to Tower Bridge. School Stage provided a full production service supplying a stage, PA system and power supply. An awards ceremony and performances were held to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations that have worked with young people to make a positive difference culminating in a special appearance from 'Britain's Got Talent' finalist, MkNasty, who had the whole of the South Bank rocking.

    Past Event: 'A Cuppa Music'

    Jun 2013

    The stage has been struck, but the memories of a wonderful afternoon live on. On Sunday, 2 June 2013 at ACS Cobham, Peterson's Fund hosted 'A Cuppa Music' - a West End star-studded event featuring 10 of the best performers currently being featured in West End productions. In addition, under the sun-drenched skies, we enjoyed coffee, tea, cakes and sandwiches provided by 'A Cup of Vintage'. The total raised was an astonishing £3297.45! Our auction, made up of 13 amazing prizes brought in nearly £900! All in all, it was a wonderful afternoon enjoyed by almost 200 generous and gracious guests.

    School Stage provided technical and production facilities for the star-led evening at ACS Cobham featuring artists from wide range of current west end shows in aid of the Petersons Fund for Children. Please go to their site for more information about the charity.

    Company Director talks to Boris Johnson at Gladesmore Community School

    Jul 2012

    Company Director of School Stage, Chris Newton talks to Mayor of London, Boris Johnson about the strong links between the music production industry and Gladesmore Community School in Tottenham. Mr Johnson was shown the superior production equipment supplied by School Stage which gives students hands-on experience of operating industry standard equipment. The Mayor was there to listen to Gladesmore's 'Everybody Dreams Song for Tottenham' and was visibly impressed by the talent and dedication at the School.

    Gladesmore Community School's 'G2 Arena' has been a transformed from a 1960's school hall into a live music performance venue. It is used on a daily basis by the school and at weekends for educational conferences, community groups and the corporate sector. The visionary concept commenced when the school contacted Chris Newton at School Stage about lighting and sound operating issues. Chris suggested a dedicated control room whilst keeping the one to one instant communication between speaker and operator alongside the stage. This communication is essential as the school's assembly is not typical and could be compared with a TV magazine or Quiz Show! With an enthusiastic Head Teacher, the visionary ideas evolved and, over the year, the hall has continued to transform into a world class space for a world class school.

    Radio Microphone frequency regulations will change at the end of 2012

    Jan 2012

    • Channels 67 to 69 (838MHz to 862MHz) will be discontinued for radio microphone use.
    • Channel 38 (606MHz to 614MHz) is now the new home for Radio Microphones.
    • Most systems using channel 69 are not able to be re-tuned to channel 38 so will need to be replaced.
    • Channel 38 users will still require an annually charged license.

    School Stage have a new and exciting solution that offers:

    • No annual license fees
    • Excellent sound reproduction
    • Interference free
    • Simple and easy set up and use
    • 30m+ range
    • Strong durable construction

    Wretch 32 LIVE with School Stage

    Jul 2011

    Wretch 32 LIVE at Gladesmore Community School, Tottenham - Part One. School Stage was commissioned to fully refurbish the main hall into a professional concert venue to meet a wide variety of events. During the construction, School Stage production managed, created the design and set up using the new lighting, sound and visual systems for the schools Value Life Festival featuring live set from Wretch 32. School Stage, Wretch 32, and his band all donated their time and equipment for this outstanding school.

    New Staging Solution for School Stage

    May 2011

    School Stage are distributors for the RAT Stage 3 system. To see the unique system in action please view the video below and if you would like any more information please contact us.

    Interview with Chris Newton Director of School Stage

    Feb 2011

    A Lighting & Sound International Interview by Julie Harper

    School Stage is a dedicated, performing arts installer, providing an all-in-one solution, at a professional level, exclusively to primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities. "We deal only with the schools and education market," specifies MD, Chris Newton. "We live and breathe schools and nothing else. It's not just 'lighting for schools', we see it as education for the future.

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    Case study installation at The Winchcombe School

    Feb 2011

    Industry journey, Lighting and Sound International features a School Stage installation as a case study. The Winchcombe School for primary education in Newbury received a full installation of sound, lighting and AV equipment from dedicated school installation specialists, School Stage, in November 2010. "We liked the fact that they specialise exclusively in school installations rather than being part of a cross-market production company. School performance spaces are unique environments which demand specialist technical knowledge and an understanding of how schools operate."

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    School Stage at the Royal Albert Hall

    Apr 2010

    * In April 2010, schools from the London Borough of Barnet gathered together to celebrate the wealth of musical talent. Over 1000 children performed for their proud families and friends at the Royal Albert Hall.

    School Stage was contacted by Barnet music service Director Lynn Holman-Fox to coordinate and supply technical services for the evening's concert. Managing Director of School Stage, Chris was also educated in Barnet. He decided this would be a wonderful opportunity to belatedly celebrate 10 years in business, sponsoring lighting and subsidising sound costs by bringing together companies and friends from his production days prior to setting up School Stage.

    "Richard White from Richard White Design did the lighting design and with the support of Royal Albert Hall's technical team, we managed to produce an impressive light show with superb sound."

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