The Stage Bus, a Birmingham-based events production company that provides solar-powered staging solutions, has released the latest version of its newest stage, The Stage Box.
A unique concept that’s been designed and constructed at the company’s Halesowen HQ, The Stage Box is built into a converted 20ft shipping container. It provides a stage platform which can operate from the back of a truck, or as a detachable unit which can self-dismount using hydraulic legs. The entire stage is solar-powered, and can run for up to eight hours on a full charge.
The latest version of The Stage Box expands its power capacity with a modular solar battery system, allowing its running length to be extended past the eight hour mark. Combined with its nature as a self-contained unit which can be locked up and safely left at any event site overnight, this makes it the ideal choice for small to medium sized events, corporate activations, sports events, weddings and more.
The Stage Box is equipped with a powerful PA system and LED lighting, which help bring any performance or broadcast to life. Its hydraulic legs allow it to self-level on uneven terrain, simplifying the stage’s transportation and deployment. The stage can also be deployed on ground level, allowing people to get up close and personal with it when used in interactive events such as marketing activations. It can also be raised up to six feet off the ground, providing maximum visibility for musical performances at festivals, weddings and more.
Designed by a team with many years of experience working in the live events industry and a deep engineering skillset, The Stage Box was built with power efficiency front and centre. It was first launched in 2019, shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. In the two and a half years since then, the team have been hard at work improving the product and refining the design from their workshop.
The Stage Box has already seen use at high-profile events including the UEFA Euro 2020 football tournament, where it was set up in London’s Trafalgar Square to broadcast the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final. The stage has seen further use at university freshers’ events, festivals, and Jubilee celebrations across the country.
The Stage Bus was founded in 2006 by Managing Director Andrew Teverson. The company’s namesake product, The Stage Bus, was once an operating double decker bus, purchased from Transport for London and converted into a mobile stage. Since then, The Stage Bus has evolved into a fleet of units suitable for any event.
Andrew Teverson, Managing Director of The Stage Bus, commented: “Our relaunched Stage Box provides greater longevity, but with the same level of versatility and the unique personality of our original Stage Bus. It has been engineered with power efficiency and ease of use at the front of our minds – the whole thing can be deployed and set up in a very short amount of time, and provides powerful AV capabilities to any event site.”
The Stage Box is available for buy, lease or hire with a variety of flexible costing solutions to suit all budgets.