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Your Stage Rental Guide

In this guide, we provide valuable information from stage rental professionals to help make your next event a success. Here you will find answers to questions such as:


  • What size stage is best for our event?

  • What height should our stage be?

  • Will our stage need a skirt?

  • How many sets of stairs should our stage have?

  • What's the best placement for our stage?

If you're an event professional and have your exact needs ready please contact us for a fast and easy rental.

Need a small platform or a large concert performance stage? Stage Kings rents state-of-the-art modular stage systems creating customized staging for use in any application. Our most commonly used stage decks come in sizes of 4 feet by 4 feet and 4 feet by 8 feet. These platforms can be used to construct dozens of size and shape configurations. They can be used to create runways, choral, risers, drum risers, and rolling festival stages. Our staging is graded to withstand 200lb per square foot and can easily support a vehicle or even heavy machinery like lifts and trussing.

Stage Kings' portable stage packages are perfect for any event or production. If you are looking for a custom-built stage please contact us. Our portable stage risers are made from our professional quality durable materials constructed in the USA. We also offer adjustable feet on the legs for leveling and accommodating uneven surfaces. 


Some popular sizes include: 

4′    x    8′    
8′    x    8′    
12′    x    8′    
12′    x    12′   
12′    x    16′    
16′    x    20′    
16′    x    24′   
20′    x    20′    
24′    x    20′    
40′    x    24′   

40'    x    40' 

To complete your stage rental we offer dozens of optional add-ons including safety railings, custom skirting, backdrops, ramps, steps, Marley surfacing, custom carpet, and custom step and repeats. 


Q: What size stage do I need?

A: The first factor in determining the size of your stage is the size of the space. Once you have your layout in place the next factor will be the size of the audience and on-stage talent. For smaller events, a standard 8' x 8' or 8' x 12' would work as long as you won't expect more than just a few people on stage at once. A small stage platform may be all you need if you are simply hosting one guest speaker at a time. A medium-sized stage is perfect for panel discussions or ceremonies with up to a dozen people. Large stages are great for events like music festivals, graduations, or when social distancing is required. Sizing can start at 40' x 40' with optional roof systems and stage accessories. 

Q: What height should my stage be?

A: This is a common question our clients ask. Several factors will determine the ideal height. The venue's ceiling height is extremely important. More so the height of any fixtures, lighting, or other mounted equipment should be the determining factor. The height of the ceiling and the actual ceiling clearance where the stage will be placed can often differ. Your stage must be at a height that will allow your talent to perform safely. 

Your stage also needs to be at a height that provides clear sightlines for your audience. Depending on the size of your audience your stage should be anywhere from 2 to 4 feet high. A standard small stage setup can be as low as 8 to 16 inches. Our stage systems have adjustable height options that can go to any height you require. In general, if your audience is spread out and not seated compactly, the stage should go up in height. The farther your audience area extends, the higher your stage should be.​

Q: How much space will I need to accommodate a live band?

A: This question can be answered with a simple formula listed below:

• Performers with electronic instruments will require about 25 square feet of space.

• Performers with acoustic instruments like strings will require 15 square feet per musician.

• For drummers and drum kits roughly 60 square feet will be needed. We offer drum risers if you prefer to elevate the drummers. 

• For a piano player and piano at least 100 square feet of space will be required. 

• For stationary vocal performers a minimum of 10 square feet will be ideal.


In addition to drum risers, we also offer specialty platforms for orchestra performers and other ensembles.

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