Back2Basics Series - Part 6 - Truss & Rigging Essentials

We have reached the sixth part of our back2basics series, and as we have said in our previous blog posts, we are doing this for any new starters in the industry or for people looking to expand their specialist areas. At Stage Experts we do have a broad knowledge base and have recently appointed a new team member who is CTS registered (a Certified Technology Specialist), if you need help from us with anything where we can give you help or advice please let us know. Here’s our summary of truss and rigging; 

Stage truss and rigging are essential components of stage productions and events. A stage truss is a structure made of aluminium or steel that is used to support lighting, sound equipment, and other stage elements. Rigging refers to the hardware and equipment used to secure and suspend the truss and other equipment from the ceiling or other structures.

Truss systems come in different shapes and sizes, such as box truss, triangular truss, or circular truss, and can be assembled in various configurations to meet the specific requirements of a stage production. The rigging equipment used to secure the truss to the ceiling or other structures must be rated for the weight and force exerted on the truss, and must be installed and maintained by certified professionals to ensure the safety of the performers and crew.

Stage truss and rigging are crucial elements for concerts, theatrical performances, and other live events. They provide a safe and stable platform for lighting and sound equipment, and allow for creative stage designs and effects. Proper installation and maintenance of truss and rigging equipment are essential to ensure the safety of the performers and crew and the success of the production.