Staging Concepts

Minneapolis,  MN 
United States
  • Booth: 1813

Staging Concepts is excited to see you back at LDI 2021!

Staging Concepts offers the finest in portable stage equipment including: performance stage platforms, seating riser platforms, custom applications, camera platforms, portable stairs, raised flooring, and rigging solutions. Staging Concepts has provided superior product solutions for stadiums, arenas, ballparks, convention centers, theatres and production companies, as well as educational, worship and governmental organizations since 1990.

Brands: Bravado®, Aria™, Crescendo™, Uplift®, Clima-Core®, Moda®, Courier®

 Press Releases

  • Staging Concepts, a leading provider of portable staging solutions and equipment for performance venues, has expanded its acoustical shell line with the addition of the CrescendoAcoustical Shell. Offering great value and acoustic performance, the Crescendo is a portable and lightweight acoustic system designed to enhance the sound quality and visual appeal of performance spaces.

    A flexible system of portable towers and ceiling panels designed to blend and reflect sound energy towards audiences, the Crescendo bridges the gap between Staging Concepts’ Aria shell system designed for smaller performance venues and its top-of-the-line, fully customizable Bravado® full-stage shell.

    “Our new Crescendo product is ideal for budget conscious facilities seeking solid acoustical performances in a durable shell with an aesthetic appeal,” said Cindy Albrecht, director of sales and marketing for Staging Concepts. “Engineered with the latest in acoustical design technology, this system offers an attractive background to highlight performers while also reflecting sound energy to enhance the listening experience.”

    The new shell tower is constructed with a lightweight aluminum alloy center frame and two pivoting wings for the attachment of the acoustically reflective panels. The Crescendo’s ceiling system supports 10’ radius ceiling panels, focusing on minimizing the rigging requirements by reducing weight and offering the customer a more cost-effective solution.

    Customers may choose from a variety of tower and ceiling panel finishes and lighting options. Towers are available in heights from 16-32 feet with widths from 8-12 feet. Tower and ceiling panel finish options include painted, Formica brand high pressure laminate (HPL), low pressure laminate (LPL) and standard veneer offerings. Additionally, ceiling panels are typically supplied with integrated incandescent or LED lighting fixture options per the customer’s request.

    The Crescendo system also is designed for easy setup and takedown to accommodate spaces that demand flexibility. It includes an easy-to-use wheeled mover, making transporting, positioning and storing towers a simple and efficient process. The tower bases nest together to minimize the storage area required.

    “With Aria, Bravado and now Crescendo, we offer a full range of sophisticated acoustical shell solutions for a variety of applications and performance venues, from school auditoriums and community centers to concert halls and large-scale theater spaces,” added Albrecht.

    For more information on the Crescendo acoustical shell or to place an order, call 800.337.5339 or email For additional information on Staging Concepts, visit

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    About Staging Concepts

    Since 1990, Staging Concepts has provided the most advanced, modular, custom portable staging solutions for all types of venues, including performing arts spaces and production companies, sports facilities, worship venues, convention centers, hospitality settings and special events. The Minneapolis-based company is a division of Trex Commercial Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Trex Company, Inc. For more information visit

  • All the world may be a stage (according to William Shakespeare) but, when it comes to making an ovation-worthy structural statement, Staging Concepts’ talents go far beyond treading the boards. In addition to being a leading provider of staging solutions for all types of venues, the Minneapolis-based division of Trex Commercial Products also specializes in designing and engineering custom architectural elements that combine function with art.

    Whether a project’s vision comes in the form of detailed plans, a rough sketch or merely the seed of an idea, Staging Concepts’ in-house team of design and engineering experts can collaborate with clients to craft custom architectural approaches that deliver unparalleled function and visual impact – whether a project includes staging equipment or not.

    “Our expert design engineers are capable of turning the impossible into the possible and transforming any vision into a reality, no matter the size or shape of a project,” said Cindy Albrecht, director of sales and marketing for Staging Concepts. “From signature features to architecturally sensitive structural elements, Staging Concepts is equipped with the engineering experience and architectural acumen to realize the most ambitious visions.”

    Following are just a few examples of some of the company’s more notable custom creations:

    11 Times Square – New York City

    11 Times Square is a bustling mixed-use hub of offices, retail stores and residences in New York City’s trendy Midtown West neighborhood. With winter rapidly approaching, Staging Concepts was enlisted to construct a paddle tennis court on the 40th floor rooftop looking out onto some of the city’s most iconic buildings. On an accelerated four-month project schedule, Staging Concepts designed and assembled a 60 x 30’ x 20’ high steel enclosure with glass infills, allowing guests to play paddle tennis surrounded by the stunning Manhattan skyline – year-round, rain or shine.

    Omni La Costa – Carlsbad, CA

    Nestled among the rolling hills of the Pacific Coast, Omni La Costa’s pool deck enjoys sweeping views of the resort’s golf course and neighboring community of Carlsbad, Calif. Realizing the pool deck’s potential to double as an event space, Omni La Costa consulted with Staging Concepts to create custom pool covers to enhance the footprint and functionality of the space for the resort’s ever-changing event needs. Designed by Staging Concepts to precisely fit the dimensions of the pool, the acrylic platforms and support structures are easy to set up and takedown as needed. The clear surfaces allow guests to “walk on water,” while integrated lights create the ultimate dancefloor experience. To optimize the stunning surrounding views, custom glass railings were installed to ensure seamless sight lines.

    Ecolab Headquarters – St. Paul, MN

    For its corporate headquarters in St. Paul, MN, Ecolab wanted a warm, light-filled employee cafeteria that could also double as a meeting space. Staging Concepts collaborated with McGough Construction Company to engineer and fabricate a “transformative wall” solution. Thirteen doors made of lightweight, yet sturdy, aluminum with custom glass infills were installed around the dining area, creating a modern backdrop and allowing natural light to fill the space. Designed with an unexpected twist – the doors have the ability to rotate quickly and easily to convert the area into a presentation hall.

    Audi Field – Washington, D.C.

    Audi Field,  home to the D.C. United soccer team, is a state-of-the-art sports arena located just a mile away from the National Mall. During construction, the venue sought a solution for masking the exterior structural beams. To provide a sleek covering, Staging Concepts custom fabricated a 60-foot-tall wall of metal panels. The panels are perforated to allow air to flow freely through the space and are supported by steel for added safety. Vertical aluminum tubes frame the panels, creating a clean, sleek design that attracts the eye and mirrors the arena’s outward-facing windows. To complement the architectural curvature of the 20,000-seat arena, Staging Concepts also designed custom panels that flow seamlessly around the building’s exoskeleton.

    35W Bridge Memorial – Minneapolis, MN

    After the collapse of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge in 2007, the City of Minneapolis entrusted Staging Concepts to construct a monument to honor those whose lives were lost in the tragedy. The company’s engineering team conceived and fabricated a series of 13 black steel pillars, each inscribed with the name of a lost life along with a note from their family and erected in the Remembrance Garden. Upon nightfall, brilliant blue LED lighting illuminates the pillars, complementing the lighting on the new Saint Anthony Falls Bridge, located a quarter mile east of the memorial. Staging Concepts’ distinctive design honors the past while serving as a popular point of interest for walkers, bikers and passersby along the charming West River Parkway.

    With a team of approximately 50 in-house engineers, Staging Concepts offers comprehensive fabrication services with design-to-deliver support. Offering a comprehensive portfolio of staging solutions for all types of venues, the company aims to elevate all people’s abilities to safely access and enjoy amazing life experiences. For more information about the Staging Concepts projects, products and services, visit

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    About Staging Concepts

    Since 1990, Staging Concepts has provided the most advanced, modular, custom portable staging solutions for all types of venues, including performing arts spaces and production companies, sports facilities, worship venues, convention centers, hospitality settings and special events. The Minneapolis-based company is a division of Trex Commercial Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Trex Company, Inc. For more information visit


  • Clima-Core Platform
    The Clima-Core™ Platform is weather-resistant, specially designed for outdoor use....

  • Staging Concepts’ weather-resistant Clima-Core™ Platform is specially designed for outdoor use. This single-sided, semi-permanent platform can withstand the natural elements of the outdoors, such as hot or cold temperatures. The Clima-Core platform is water resistant and will not rot, swell, warp or absorb moisture. Plus, the construction of this demountable platform is impervious to ants, termites, moths, bugs, and beetles making this platform an ideal candidate for long-term outdoor placement.

    The core feature of this durable, all season platform is essentially its core! The honeycomb core’s top is weather-resistant making the platform suitable for a wide range of weather conditions and a wide range of events. The Clima-Core is constructed with an extruded aluminum frame that is combined with a sturdy non-wood composite substrate. This all-weather platform includes a load rating of 150 psf., is available in our standard black HDPE, and features a UV resistant surface finish.

    Like our other platforms, the Clima-Core is available in both standard and custom sizes.

  • Uplift Platform
    Staging Concepts' innovative Uplift® is a scissor-lift platform that you can move up and down with no manual labor or lifting....

  • The design of the Uplift allows you to move your platforms up and down with no manual labor or lifting. This revolutionary platform is a scissor stage that is raised and lowered with an electric drill, allowing you and your team to setup your venue quickly, efficiently, and with the least amount of effort. Most importantly, the Uplift can be designed to stop at any number of points. The Uplift can be built into custom shapes and sizes to meet the needs of your venue, eliminating any storage requirements or hours of assembly time for setup and take down. This product is compatible with all Staging Concepts’ standard accessories, such as skirting, closure panels and guardrail. Made in the USA, lead-times for Uplift are short and installation is easy since the Uplift is fully supported by Staging Concepts’ technicians and engineering staff. 

    Patented Product

    *The Uplift was designed for permanent installation only.