Theatre Industry - Harlequin Floors

Theatre Industry - Harlequin Floors

Stage floor building and refurbishment

Theatre professionals know how important it is to have a stage floor that is hardwearing enough to withstand all the fit ups, get outs and rigging that needs to be completed for every show - floors that will happily accommodate trucks, flats and scissor lifts.

Harlequin work alongside architects and stage consultants to design, build and install stage floors which will satisfy this need for strength, as well as being easy to maintain and flexible, with the optional inclusion of dip traps, orchestra pit fillers and provision for trap doors or ballet wagons.

When an existing stage floor finds itself in need of refurbishment, Harlequin offer a range of services including:

  • sanding and repainting existing wooden floors
  • replacement of a 'sacrificial' hardwood top layer
  • installation of hardwearing Harlequin Standfast performance vinyl, glued and welded to provide a smooth, easy to clean surface.

In some cases, where the refurbishment may require a partial rebuild, an initial site visit by the Harlequin technical team is required. They will work with the venue's technical staff, building contractor or architect to jointly establish which structural elements can be retained and which must be replaced.

Need advice? Call us on 0800 28 99 32 or 01892 514888. Alternatively, send us an email enquiries@harlequinfloors.com

Decades of specialist industry experience and support

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Harlequin combines traditional floor construction skills using a combination of natural materials and advances in engineered products. With its skilled teams of carpenters and floor layers, all CRB certified for work in schools, Harlequin Floors is trusted by the industry's leading venues and consultants.

Harlequin also supports several industry shows and conferences, where you can meet members of the knowledgeable Harlequin team.

  • We have been a sponsor of the ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) for over 28 years and exhibit at their annual London show.
  • We are also a long-standing sponsor of the Theatres Trust which runs a conference annually in conjunction with the ABTT show.
  • We are a member of PLASA (Professional Lighting and Sound Association) and exhibit at their annual London show as well as their popular 'Focus' events in Leeds and Glasgow.

Interesting facts

  • During one refurbishment on a cruise ship, the Harlequin team had to replace the main stage surfaces whilst the ship was at sea carrying passengers. The team worked through the night after 'curtain down' for four days, replacing the worn surface in sections so that the stage was usable by midday for the afternoon and evening performances.
  • Did you know that a 'raked stage' is a platform that's arranged at an angle so the upstage end (the one furthest from the audience) is higher than the down stage end (closer to the audience). This can help to bring a performance closer to the audience and make it visible for all audience members, no matter where they're sitting.

Case studies

Birmingham Hippodrome Case Study

Birmingham Hippodrome Case Study

The new Harlequin Standfast vinyl floor has ...

University of the Arts London Case Study

University of the Arts London Case Study

Over 1,600m² of Harlequin Activity ...

Esplanade Theatre Case Study - Harlequin Floors

Esplanade Theatre Case Study - Harlequin Floors

Harlequin Floors worked with DP Architects to...

Testimonials

Phoenix Dance Theatre

Phoenix Dance Theatre

Phoenix Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance...

UNIS Hanoi

UNIS Hanoi

A specially constructed Harlequin semi-sprung...

The Bolshoi Ballet

The Bolshoi Ballet

When Italian designer Ezio Frigero produced ...

Downloads

British Harlequin plc - Conditions of Sale
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Guide to Dance Floors
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1.78MB
Harlequin Activity sprung floor brochure
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537KB
Harlequin Liberty® sprung floor brochure
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623KB
Harlequin Rocksure specification sheet
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230KB
Harlequin WoodSpring sprung floor brochure
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1.63MB
Specifying Dance Floors - White Paper Summary
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Stage floor building and refurbishment
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3.18MB
Stage floor construction and technical solutions
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3.18MB
Vinyl floor storage cart leaflet
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646KB
Vinyl floors brochure
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845KB

Still unsure?

If you would like further information, FREE samples, a quote or just wish to discuss your requirements in more detail then feel free to contact our experienced sales team. They've worked on a wide range of projects and can advise on the best floors for your needs, along with accessories and aftercare.