Backstage setup and function is an unglamorous but crucial part of successful technical events. Whether clients need a simple stage with a podium for a speaker’s meeting presentation or a drum riser that flies into the air amid stunning pyrotechnics for an extravagant concert, Upstage Center Inc. has it covered.
Upstage Center Inc. has been providing event labor and other support services for concerts, music festivals and all facets of the entertainment industry since 1985 under the leadership of Mike Eggers. With his extensive knowledge in rigging and stage setup, Eggers filled that need in the entertainment industry and now provides skilled stagehands and riggers not only in Houston but also in cities all over Texas, including Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Laredo.
Because of Upstage Center’s roster of unique skill sets, the company has been called in to install signage, décor, air-conditioning ductwork, lighting and audio systems in a number of venues. Services provided by Upstage Center include supplying riggers, stagehands, loaders, spotlight operators, forklift operators, boom lift operators, scaffolding climbers and audiovisual technicians.
Upstage also offers custom CAD drawings, rigging plots, set design and construction and project management. Upstage Center also provides top-of-the-line staging equipment to get the job done right, including all-access rolling risers, sound wing and delay towers, scaffolding stages and more.
In addition to handling labor for concerts and special events throughout Texas and beyond, the company provides site-specific labor for events at some of the Houston area’s most popular venues, including The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Toyota Center Houston, NRG Park, Revention Music Center and Sam Houston Race Park. When planning an event at one of these venues or any other site, Upstage Center can make all the arrangements to ensure that it is a successful technical production.