Stages & Risers


Angled Riser Units: Angled riser units are platforms that arrange in tiered levels with sides that angle inward to form a triangular assembly when combined. Angled riser units can be used to form curves or bends in riser configurations or for smaller performance groups.

Angled Riser Units
Angled Riser Units

Carpeted Riser: Carpeted riser is a tiered performance system that features carpet-finish on each platform surface. Carpeted risers are available in a variety of sizes and styles, with choice of carpet color to customize the finished look.

Carpeted Stage: Carpeted stage refers to stage platforms finished with a choice of carpet styles for a comfortable sound-absorbing surface. The carpeting comes in a choice of colors to coordinate with location décor.

Choral Riser: Choral riser describes a tiered platform system, available in different sizes and styles that allow a chorus to stand for performance with all members visible. The choral riser design can also support seating use for band or other performances.

Choral Riser
Choral Riser

Complete Portable Stage Package: Complete portable stage package refers to a bundle-type product that includes a stage in a choice of sizes, with carpeted or hardboard surface, and a step with handrails for easy access. Back and side guardrails are included for the stage, to enhance safety, and a stage skirt with attachment clips is included to conceal the base. Carpeted stages come with a choice of carpet styles, and the stage skirting comes in a choice of flame-retardant colors.

Complete Stage: A complete stage is a packaged bundle that includes the stage, in a choice of sizes, with steps and guardrails for safe use. Stage skirting is included, with a choice of colors, to conceal the base frame and improve the setup appearance.

Hardboard Riser: A hardboard riser is a tiered, single or multi-level riser system with hardboard surfaces on each platform level. The hardboard is typically high-density fiberboard, composed of wood fibers that have been mixed with a bonding adhesive and pressed into uniform panels.

Complete Stage
Complete Stage

Hardboard Stage: Hardboard stage refers to a stage platform with a surface composed of hardboard. Hardboard is a high-density wood material panel, usually fiberboard. Fiberboard is made of wood fibers mixed with resin or other adhesive substance, then pressed to form balanced, durable panels for furniture construction.

Individual Stage: Individual stage is a raised platform available with choice of 8”, 16”, 24” or 32” in height. The sturdy frame accommodates stage use with ease and the base can be concealed with fabric skirting, if desired. Safety guardrails are available for enhanced setup.

Multi-Level Angled Riser Set: Multi-level angled riser is a packaged set that includes angled riser units in different sizes that assemble to form a triangular-like configuration. Back guardrails are typically included for added safety on the taller 24”-high riser units.

Multi-Level Angled Riser Set
Multi-Level Angled Riser Set

Multi-Level Straight Riser Set: Multi-level straight riser set describes a set of riser units with straight sides, available in a choice of hardboard or carpeted styles, and sold with rear guardrails for safety. The multi-level set assembles with tiered layout allowing all users to remain visible when organized on the riser platforms.

Portable Riser: Portable riser is a tiered stage-like platform system commonly used with chorus, band, and other group performances. The tiered multi-level design allows some users to stand behind others, with a platform raised above the one in front of it, increasing the view of all members of the group or performance. The portable design is easily transported and setup when needed, or stored when not in use.

Portable Stage: Portable stage is a temporary platform product, available in different sizes and styles, including carpeted or hardboard surface. The portable stage provides a raised platform for stage use at events, performances, and ceremonies, with a transportable design that works with a coordinating stage caddy for easy one-person setup and storage.

Portable Stage
Portable Stage

Straight-Seated Riser Units: Straight-seated riser units are individual riser components with straight sides forming narrow rectangles or plank-style seating and standing platforms. The riser components are available in different sizes and height options, and can arrange in a tiered layout for classic-style riser performance use.

2-Level Riser: A 2-level riser is a stage-like performance system that features two platform panels arranged with one in front of the other. The platform in back is set slightly higher than the one in front, allowing the users to stand in a tiered layout that permits view of all at once.

3-Level Riser: The 3-level riser is a stage-style performance platform system with three platforms arranged in a tiered frame. Each level is set slightly higher than the one in front of it, allowing members of a band, chorus, or performance group to organize with view of all.

3-Level Choral Riser: A 3-level choral riser is a riser platform with three levels, assembled in tiers to place users on the rear platform higher than the platforms in front, increasing visibility of all users. The 3-level choral riser is typically used for musical performances on stage or another setting, and can be used with coordinating products for customized layouts.

4-Level Riser: A 4-level riser is a stage or performance system that includes four platforms set at tiered positions within a frame. Each platform is raised slightly higher than the one in front of it, allowing a group to organize with all members in view of the audience.


Gas-Spring Assisted Design: Gas spring assisted design indicates the frame contains a gas-enhanced spring mechanism that aids opening, and in many cases closing, for easier setup and use of the stage or riser system.

Handrails: Handrails are support features found on optional steps that provide balance and safe support for users to hold onto as they climb up and down from a stage or riser platform using the steps.

Handrails for Stage

Hands-Free Lever: A hands-free lever refers to the opening mechanism on select riser units, activated with foot pressure to securely open the riser for use.

Locking Legs: Locking legs refer to stage and riser legs that lock open and/or closed for safety. The lock mechanism prevents the stage or riser frame from collapsing during use for added safety.

Optional Box Pleat Skirting: Optional box pleat skirting is a fabric stage skirting designed with pressed box-style pleats to create a flowing, full appearance. The skirting is available in a variety of colors and is composed of 100% textured woven polyester fabric. Plastic clips attach skirting to stages for easy setup and use.

Optional Fourth Step Unit: Optional fourth step unit refers to the option to add a fourth riser level to a configuration. The fourth riser level is usually enhanced with a guardrail for safety, as it is the tallest of the tiered configuration.

Optional Rear Guardrails: Optional rear guardrails describe options for metal rails that can be assembled along the back of the top-most tier in a riser configuration to enhance safe use.

Optional Stage Caddy: Optional stage caddy is a cart-like storage unit that can hold up to six portable stages for space-saving storage and easier transport. The stage caddy has a durable steel design and finish, and is custom-made to securely hold stages for setup, takedown, transport, and storage support.

Optional Steps: Optional steps are available in different sizes and styles to improve safe access to stages and risers. The optional steps make it easier to climb onto the taller riser platforms and stages, and often combine with guardrails for all around support.

Optional Box Pleat for Stage
Optional Box Pleat

Optional Side Guardrails: Optional side guardrails are optional metal rails that can be assembled at the left and right sides of a riser arrangement, or other tiered configuration, to enhance safety on the highest level.

Transport Wheels: Transport wheels typically indicate the inclusion of casters on the frame of a stage, riser, or support element. Optional steps, for example, often include two wheels to accommodate tilt and roll mobility, as needed.

2-Level Guardrails: The 2-level guardrails are typically side guardrails that assemble to a third and second, or other consecutive riser level platforms, for guardrail use at two levels.

3-Level Guardrails: The 3-level guardrails are typically a hand railing-style enhancement that assembles along the sloping sides of a tiered riser configuration. The 3-level rail often connects to the third and first level risers, or the second and fourth level risers, depending on arrangement, and provides support for users at three heights.

4-Level Guardrails: The 4-level guardrails are a rail system designed to combine with the 4-level tiered riser units for support and added safety. The hand railing combines with two levels, often the first and fourth, or second and fifth, depending on configuration features, and runs at a sloped angle along the side for easy gripping support as users climb up and down on the riser.

Optional Steps for Stage
Optional Steps

Construction Materials

Carpeted Deck: Carpeted deck indicates the platform surface of the stage or riser unit is finished with carpeting. The carpeted units include a choice of carpet colors or styles.

Non-Slip Gray Polypropylene Surface: Non-slip gray polypropylene surface describes the finished surface on stage and riser steps to prevent slipping for safety.

Plywood Deck: Plywood deck indicates the platform surface is composed of plywood – a core panel made by alternating layers of very thin wood slices and bonding together under heat and pressure for uniform thickness and strength. Plywood deck designs are often finished with carpet or other finish options.

Reinforced Joints with Steel Plates and Rivets: Reinforced joints with steel plates and rivets describe steel riser frames with steel plates used to reinforce joint connections. The steel plates are joined by steel rivets for lasting support.

Spring-Lock System: A spring-lock system is an integrated safety device that secures stage or riser legs in the open position to prevent the frame from collapsing during use.

Steel Channel Frame with Welded Steel Angles: Steel channel frames with welded steel angles are steel stage or riser frames that contain hollow steel tubing for durable support without excess weight. The angles throughout the frame are welded for lasting support.

Tempered Hardboard Laminate Deck: Tempered hardboard laminate deck generally refers to a stage or riser deck, composed of durable plywood, with a laminated hardboard surface. The hardboard may be finished with carpeting. Depending on the style. Plywood is composed of alternating slices of real wood, bonded together and pressed to form durable panels often used in furniture production. Hardboard is often made of wood fibers, mixed with a resin or adhesive then pressed to form a different style of durable panel.

Zinc-Plated Steel Frame: Zinc-plated steel frame describes steel metal frames for stages and riser systems that have been treated or coated with zinc to protect from rust, corrosion, and other damage caused by exposure and use.


ANSI/BIFMA: ANSI/BIFMA indicates the stage or riser product meets standards of the American National Standards Institute and the Business and Industrial Furniture Manufacturers Association for quality design, consistent quality production, and safety.

Arc Configurations, Semi-Circle Configurations: Arc configurations or semi-circle configurations refer to the arrangement of tiered risers in a curved, almost C-shaped layout. This is typically done with three sets of tiered risers and can be accomplished with straight risers or angled risers, depending on needs and location.

ISO: ISO is the International Organization for Standardization – an organization that sets and verifies standards are met for product design, production, and safe use.

Stage Height: Stage height indicates the frame height supporting the stage platform. The stage units come in a range of height options with 8”-high the usual shortest height and 24” or 32” the tallest height, depending on the product collection.

Straight Row Configurations: Straight row configurations refer to the placement and/or arrangement of stages or risers in a straight row, usually on a stage or in a central location for performance or speech use.

UL Certified: UL Certified indicates the product has been checked and verified within standards of Underwriters Laboratories, an organization that sets safety and design standards for many business, educational, and professional products.

Weight Capacity: Listed weight capacity for stage and riser products indicates the maximum safe weight, when evenly distributed, that a particular product can support safely. If the weight capacity is exceeded, injuries may occur to users and those nearby, as well as damage to the frame or stage product. Exceeding the weight capacity often voids the warranty as well.