How to Select Portable Stages and Risers

Are you in charge of planning your church’s special events, or outdoor community play? If so, you may want to think about investing in a portable stage. Portable StageThey are ideal for a wide range of events like music recitals, fashion shows, talent shows and Sunday school plays. Here’s a snapshot of three basic styles that may suit your needs:

Mobile Stage

Midwest’s Mobile Stage is idea for organizations with precious little storage space and a limited amount of volunteers. That’s because the stages are compact when not in use and may be set-up quickly by one person. Mobile stage lengths average 8 feet. Depths run from 4 to 8 feet and heights range from 8 feet to 32 inches. Thus, you may want to contemplate purchasing a set of portable stairs to go with the mobile stage.

Fixed Height Stage Risers

Midwest’s Fixed Height Stage Risers are another model you may want to consider investing in. The risers range in depth from 3 to 4 feet. Lengths range from 3 to 8 feet and heights average 8 feet to 40 inches. What’s nice about the risers is that they can be configured into a variety of ways. Create single level stages for music recitals and awards ceremonies, or use varying heights to create multi-level seated risers for band concerts or choral events. Each stage can be easily transported and stored on a stage riser caddy when not in use. Those interested in purchasing one may also opt to invest in guard rails, which are great to utilize with multi-level set-ups (i.e. choirs).


While we are on the subject of multiple configurations, Midwest’s TransFold Portable Stage are well suited for any organization needing versatile staging and risers. The stages come in two shapes, square and rectangle. Thus, they are perfect for setting up fashion show runways or “American Idol” style talent show stages. Like the previously mentioned models, the TransFold is compact, easy to set-up and available in multiple deck surfaces. But what’s unique about the TransFold risers is that they have dual height capabilities.  This means with the same number of units you can create both a single level stage, or a multi-level riser configuration with just a simple leg adjustment. Stage lengths run from 4 to 8 feet and depths range from 3 to 4 feet. Heights average 8 feet to 40 inches.

Surface Material for Stage Deck

Stages have several deck surface options.  Those with non-skid polypropylene, are simple to maintain and available in gray or black.  Carpet stages are available in several colors and help absorb sound. The value surface is hardboard, which is extremely durable and low maintenance.

For further assistance in selecting a portable stage that’s right for your place of worship, school or community group, contact us toll-free at 1-800-599-6636.

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