29th January 2020
Approached by a theatre in London’s West End, The Next Stage were given the brief to build 4x storage cages for the show’s props.
Storage space at this 100-year-old venue was minimal so the storage cages were designed in a way that they could be hoisted into the ceiling space to be out of the way when not required.
The Next Stage supplied 5 cages in total, all painted, structurally signed-off and load tested for safety.
19th November 2019
The Next Stage were delighted to be featured in the November edition of the TPI magazine highlighting our work on the We Will Rock You UK Tour. Click below to read the full article:
7th November 2019
Looking back to the festival season and our work for Thom Yorke. The Next Stage worked with Universal Pixels to fit LED panels to five rolling towers which formed a free standing video wall. Custom framework allowed the LED to be attached quickly and accurately. Hook on side covers protected the product when in transport.
22nd October 2019
The Next Stage was approached to manufacture a set of custom, scenic gates on a rolling riser for the live production of Still Game "The final farewell" and as you can see the results look fantastic.
19th August 2019
The Next Stage are again delighted be mentioned in the August edition of TPI magazine highlighting our work on the long anticipated Kylie performance at Glastonbury 2019 . Click below to read the full article:
6th July 2019
It was a very proud moment for The Next Stage to be asked to produce a set for Kylie Minogue’s Summer 2019 Tour. The job had its challenges and we were initially asked to build a prototype of one of the Periactoi towers. Designer Rob Sinclair had the vision of 5 of these monolithic towers to be clad in a striking gold mirror on one side and a mirrorball effect on the other. With the look being very showbiz and very Kylie, the prototype had shown that the mirror could be fitted to look very flat and have minimal gaps. Other challenges were to fit brakes and a revolve into the base section of the towers and ensure that these would be strong enough to be climbed and danced on by two performers at once.
The prototype was exactly what the Client and Designer were looking for, allowing the Next Stage to build 5 of these Periactoi towers plus mirrorball effect band risers. Also providing transport carts for these elements of the set made The Next Stage a one stop shop for this project.
The set was used for Kylie’s performance at Glastonbury in the coveted ‘Legend Slot.’ The show was well received by the press and The Next Stage are very honoured to be a part of this moment of pop history.
Photo Credit : Nick Shepherdson
18th June 2019
18th June 2019
The Next Stage are thrilled to be mentioned in the June edition of TPI magazine highlighting our work on the B - Stage and Grand Stairs for Take That. Click below to read the full article:
15th May 2019
Once again, The Next Stage were happy to work with Video Design. The brief was to produce custom lifting beams for an extra large, faceted, LED wall.
The assemblies were supplied with transport carts, load tested and signed off to the correct factors of safety.
These are now on their first outing with Take That’s Greatest Hits tour.
23rd April 2019
The Next Stage were proud to be a part of Take That's Greatest Hits Live 2019 tour. We were approached by the tour production team to design, manufacture and supply the Grand Stairs and B stage for the tour. Photo credit: Jamie Lucas
25th March 2019
The Next Stage were pleased to work with Belinda King Creative Productions and Push The Button in providing and installing custom video screen framework and associated bracketry for the cruise liner Color Magic.
The Next Stage team spent the week in Oslo installing the framework and screens and as you can see the result was fantastic.
9th September 2018
The Next Stage were pleased to work with Andy Gibbs of Phil McIntyre Entertainments providing staging elements for Early Doors, the award winning television comedy show brought to the stage.
3rd September 2018
The Next Stage were pleased to work with Bryte Design, DBNR Management and the Magic Office providing 3 large custom built mirrors for Oscar And The Wolf's headline show at Pukkelpop Festival.