The UK has experienced a huge rise in Christian followers over the last decade, specifically the Elim based Churches popular in rural areas, and the African-initiated Pentecostal Churches of the Ghanaian and Kenyan communities, along with the Nigerian Churches that have established themselves all across London and the entire country.
SC Projects and Stage Concepts have been supplying the church and worship communities for many years. We build close relationships with our customers and understand the specific needs of a church and the house of worship environment.
The core of these gatherings is always live music, with multi piece bands, choirs, energetic ministers, singing and dancing. The use of stage equipment is a huge part of this, giving the performers a defined space in the room, and a raised position to allow the congregation a clear view of the event.
As many of these modern churches occupy old bingo halls, cinemas and other large buildings, they have the space available for a nice sized stage, which obviously must be suitable for the constant use it will be required to take. Stage Concepts have supplied many churches and worship houses with the equipment specific to their needs, and we value our connections with them and with the community they serve.
Our larger aluminium framed stage decks offer the perfect solution to most live music and performance situations. Either the standard 2m x 1m platform, or the larger imperial sized 8’ x 4’ (feet) decks both allow a large area to be covered simply and quickly, whilst their portable design gives you the freedom to shrink or expand the area to suit, and to store the entire stage out of the way when needed.
The platforms surface can be provided in a textured safe grip coating, or as a plain wood top which can be varnished, painted or carpeted. The aluminium slot rail frames allow easy fitting of side panels or valances to hide the legs and give a professional look.
The legs are easily fitted and removed, and the use of different heights easily turns your stage decks into a tiered structure for choirs or for seating, with safety handrails and custom stair units available.
For smaller gatherings, or for more mobile usage, we have a lighter system which makes use of a folding leg ‘riser’ unit. This clever design allows the grouping of 6 or 8 legs (depending on platform size) to fold neatly together into a carry bag, making setup and transportation easy and quick. The tops are lightweight aluminium with rubberised safety grip top surfaces.
These systems are perfect for use in smaller buildings or for a band that takes their own stage with them to events as they are physically much lighter and even the 2m x 1m size can be handled by one person no problem. They are strong and durable, and while they don’t have the larger loading capacity of the bigger system, this isn’t always an issue.
The team at SC Projects can specify your entire church system, from stage platforms, choir stands and seating, to all of your audio equipment needs from portable sound systems, speakers and microphones, to larger installation speaker packages for live band performance such as our small column array and line array systems.
Stage Concepts are also specialists in professional stage lighting and effects lighting, and have a vast range of brands and effects available, from simple ambient mood lighting to nightclub style automated fixtures and laser systems.
From the V&A museum and Saatchi Gallery, to Warner Brothers Studios and Crystal Palace FC, our truss systems and bespoke designed truss constructions have found homes in a wide selection of both public and private events and for a variety of tasks.
We have also supplied trussing and stage deck systems to the Next and TopShop group, Harley Davidson, Jump Giants Trampoline Park, alongside the many private individuals and trade customers that have purchased everything from a singular stage deck right up to a large festival stage roof system.
Large circular truss lighting rigs and stage platform systems for film sets, structural truss arches and walkways for exhibitions and shopping centre events, vehicle plinths and truss for showroom displays, truss based obstacle courses, and the supply of full professional sound and lighting packages means Stage Concepts can fulfill your project requirements no matter how large or small they may be.