Good stage lighting makes all the difference to the experience of both performer and the audience. Lighting magnificently changes the atmosphere of an everyday space to something quite spectacular. As well as enhancing productions, some schools use our lighting to change the mood of assemblies. We use cool blues on hot summer days and warm glows for those cold, dark winters.
We mostly use a combination of conventional lighting as well as the latest power-saving LED lighting. This results in well-lit performers with great washes of colour and a range of effects that can be changed instantly, without the use of filters. However, due to better quality LED lanterns which do produce a good warm white light, we are increasingly installing LED only systems.
We have worked in a number of special schools where the design needs to be carefully considered. Some lighting can cause distress. As well as for performance spaces, lighting can be used to generate immersive spaces that create the right environment to stimulate pupils’ learning abilities.
Furthermore, our qualified team at School Stage also have specialist knowledge of how to choose the best type of lighting for people with autism.