Core Business / Area of Diversification

Stage Automation
Theatre Engineering

 

Key Personnel / Contacts

Matthew Tonks, Senior Business Development Manager, London

 

Company Address

9 Falcon Park
Neasden Lane
London
NW10 1RZ
UK

 

Business Operating Zone

Worldwide

 

Recent Projects

Shrek UK Tour Rental Automation System
Feld Marvel Tour Rental Automation System
Reykjavik City Theatre (Iceland) Refurbishment of existing Flying System
Chichester Festival Theatre Get-in Lift with three pushbutton control stations
Royal National Theatre 50th anniversary celebrations Rental Automation System
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (London) 80-Axis Rental Automation System
Matilda the Musical (London) 30-Axis Rental Automation System
The Book of Mormon (London) Rental Automation System
Tiffany’s Show (Pattaya,Thaliand) Automation system for FOH curtain and LED wall
Cultural Centre of Macau, Grand Auditorium Control System Upgrade
Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall (Singapore) 79-Axis Power Fly System for the theatre; 10-Axis System and Acoustic Reflectors for Concert Hall
Blue Man Group (Las Vegas and Florida) Extensive automation systems for re-imagined shows
Maison des Arts de Laval (Quebec) Automation Control System

 

Current Projects

Please refer to our website or one of our listed contacts for more details on current projects, case histories or references

 

Company Profile

TAIT acquired Stage Technologies in 2013 with the latter becoming TAIT Stage Technologies. The acquisition was a brilliant merger of the World’s Market Leaders in the field of automation, staging and engineering for the live entertainment industry. The enhanced capacity of the groups provides the ability to offer unrivalled technology and expertise across the globe from locations on the East and West coasts of America, Macau, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, China and Australia. The increased breadth and depth of the company will provide clients with an extensive palette of cutting edge technologies, plus a comprehensive range of products including winches and staging solutions for concert touring, theatre, corporate events, film, television, kinetic architecture and permanent installations.

As a long-term promoter of stage engineering in the world of performance, TAIT Stage Technologies has evolved hand-in-hand with and been a key developer, of this exciting market. On more than one occasion, TAIT Stage Technologies has been the only theatre automation supplier capable of delivering a complex brief and has helped realise many industry firsts and defining moments in live entertainment history. With the acquisition, TAIT Stage Technologies is now a global organisation with projects in over 30 countries, all 7 continents and even outer space, encompassing a worldwide network.

TAIT Stage Technologies has been providing reliable automation solutions for entertainment venues worldwide since 1994. We are committed to providing world-class products and services, whether for a school theatre or a national opera house. Using the most up-to-date technology available in the industry, our engineers are constantly evolving and developing new hardware and software, ensuring that we have an automation solution for every need, however small or large. Our turnkey design, manufacture and installation solutions have been used by clients such as the Royal Opera House, the Royal Festival Hall, and the Royal Shakespeare Company, whilst our packaged product range enables smaller venues to benefit from the advantages of stage automation.

We are proud that our technical staff consists mainly of engineers with theatrical backgrounds. With around 180 specialist engineers, theatre technicians and support staff around the world, our clients can be sure there is someone available wherever or whenever they are needed. Our broad skills pool draws on areas of expertise from project management and mechanical engineering to software programming and electrical design, which means that clients can choose from off-the-shelf products, customised design and manufacture, or a blend of the two. We have been certified to quality standard ISO 9001 since 2004 and we only use suppliers that provide quality products every time.

With extensive training, maintenance packages, and support services, we can help to ensure technical theatre staff are kept up-to-date with new technology and systems are kept running to their highest potential performance and lifespan. Our busy rentals department also provides touring equipment across the world for live music events, corporate promotions, shows and musicals, TV studios and film shoots on location.

 

Exhibitions

ABTT THEATRE SHOW
LDI
PLASA
PLASA FOCUS
Prolight & Sound
STAGE SET SCENERY

 

Affiliations

PLASA
USITT
ABTT

 

Awards

1995 PLASA Award (Highly Commended) for BigTow winch and Acrobat console
1996 PLASA Award (Highly Commended) for Tow Track & Revolution! revolve drive
1997 PLASA Award for Product Excellence for Nomad control console
1999 PLASA Award for Product Excellence for Solo hand-held controller
2000 PLASA Award for Technical Innovation for Pathway flying system
2003 The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade
2003 Orange Small is Beautiful Awards: Excellence in Exporting
2003 PLASA Award for Product Excellence for Visual Creator software
2004 Awarded Quality Management System Standards: BS EN ISO 9001:2000 (now ISO 9001:2008)
2004 Eddy Award – Visual Creator Software
2005 PLASA Award for Product Excellence for BeamHoist
2005 ABTT Award for Outstanding Technical Contribution to Theatre (West End production of Mary Poppins)
2008 Thea Outstanding Achievement Award for Live Touring Event – Walking with Dinosaurs
2008 Thea Outstanding Achievement Award for Technical Achievement – KÀ’s floating stages (Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas)
2009 The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade
2009 Thea Outstanding Achievement Award for Casino Attraction – The Tree of Prosperity, Kinetic Atrium, Wynn Macau
2009 Live Design Lighting Product of the Year Award – F:light
2010 ABTT Product of the Year (Split Pulley Mechanism)

 

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