Stage Building and Refurbishment

Harlequin’s stage building teams work alongside architects and stage consultants to design, build and install stages which are durable, easy to maintain and flexible enough to accommodate dip traps, orchestra pit fillers and ballet wagons.

Backed by an engineering team and independent research, Harlequin brings over 40 years’ experience specialising in building stages and floors for the performing arts, combining traditional stage floor construction skills using natural materials with advances in engineered flooring products and components to meet the most demanding stage specifications.

As providers of stage construction services worldwide, Harlequin understand that our customers may require specialist help and advice in all areas of stage building or conservation. From building bespoke stage sets for plays, events or performances, to the standard stage build, the Harlequin team can be on hand to assist on every step of the construction process.  

Whether working in accordance with designs provided by architects or a venue’s in-house technical crew, Harlequin’s skilled teams, vastly experienced in floor and stage construction, deliver the finished stage efficiently, on time and on budget.

Stages not only need to be load-bearing for performers, scenery, props and trucks but also need to be hard-wearing, throughout fit-ups, get-outs and rigging – show after show. The stage floor surface should provide a safe working environment not just for performers but for the technical teams too. Then there is an obvious expectation of the stage having a long working life with little need for maintenance.

Our Stage Building and Refurbishment Services

The Harlequin team work on a wide range of stage builds and refurbishments, from installing a new top surface to brand-new stage constructions..

When an existing stage floor requires refurbishment, Harlequin offers a selection of services including:

  • Sanding and repainting existing wooden floors
  • Replacement of a ‘sacrificial’ hardboard top layer
  • Stage rebuilding, repair or reconfiguration

In some cases 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.

Each stage is different – Harlequin’s bespoke stage building and refurbishment service will provide a solution tailored to your needs.

Contact us on +44 (0)1892 514 888 or stages@harlequinfloors.com for more details.

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