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Platforms & Risers

Standard Platforms

Being a custom shop, we have a multitude of platform sizes in stock.  Our standard platforms are 4’ x 8’, 4’ x 4’, and 2’ x 8’, all with black plywood tops.  Our platforms are certified to support load capacities of 150 pounds per square foot.  Optional accessories include skirting, carpet or marley, stairs, and handrail.

Standard 4’ x 8’ Platform
with 24” Legs

Standard Platforms
with Legs

Photo courtesy of Superior Street Studios

Custom Sizes and Shapes

Our rental inventory also includes the following pieces, available in limited quantities:  4’ x 6’, 2’ x 4’, 2’ x 2’, 3’ x 8’, 3’ x 6’, 3’ x 4’, 3’ x 3’, 1’ x 8’, 1’ x 4’, 1’ x 2’, and 1’ x 1’.  Triangle platforms in stock include 2’ x 2’, 3’ x 3’, 4’ x 4’, 4’ x 6’, and 4’ x 8’.  Round stages in stock include 3’, 4’, 6’, 8’, 12’, 16’, 24’, and 32’ diameter.  Most round stages split into halves, and some into quarter sections.  Our rental inventory includes some custom pieces to make the front profile of your stage curved – various sizes are available, ranging from 4’ wide to 48’ wide.


Round Stage

Choir Riser

Half-Round Stage Pieces

Frosted Plexi/Acrylic Top

We also carry the following platforms with frosted plexi/acrylic tops:  4’ x 4’, 4’ x 8’, 4’ round, 8’ round, 11’ 4” round, and one-half of a 24’ round.

4’ x 8’ Frosted Plexi-top Platform

8’ diameter Frosted Plexi-top Round Stage

4’ x 4’ Frosted Plexi-top Platforms

Photo Courtesy of Event Creative Inc.

4’ x 8’ Clear Plexi-top Platforms
with Oval Truss (limited supply in stock)

Photo Courtesy of Frost Lighting

Rolling Risers

Rolling Risers are available at the following heights:  12”, 16”, 18”, and 24”.  A limited quantity of 7”, 32”, 36” and 48” high rolling risers are also available in stock.


Leveling Suspension

Most platforms up to 32” high use 4 or 6 standard legs.  Over that height, our custom leveling suspension system is used.  The type of suspension you need depends on the height of your stage and where it will be located.  Our equipment can be set up over any type of surface or slope, indoors or outdoors, and can clear most obstacles, including stairs and theater seats.

Standard Platforms with Suspension

Stage over Slope

Stage over Racetrack

Stage over Theater Seats

View from Below Deck

Multi-level Suspensio

Curved Front Stage built over
concession stand

DJ Table Stage

Understructure of a 9’ high,
222’ long Deck

Runways and Stage Extensions

We have created many runways and stage extensions, some for permanent installations.  A few examples are shown below.



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825 Estes Avenue - Schaumburg, IL 60193 
Phone: 847.301.6700 - Fax: 847.301.6702