Extend and Move the Stage – How Do You Make A Mid-Size Venue or Church Look Great?

Creating different spaces with your stage is another great way to make a mid-size venue or church look great. Learn how in this video!

Is your venue a mid sized church, band, or other mid sized setting? If so, this video discussing stage size is for you!

Taking a mid sized stage and adding depth with your lighting is a great way to make your stage look even better and make your show all the more intriguing to your audience, but there are also other ways to go about making your stage look even more professional and interesting.

Building Out Your Stage

When working to spice up the front end of your stage there are a few ways to go about making it look great. One of these ways is to build out your stage, creating visual stimulation and change for your audience as they watch.

You can create this building out with either a more permanent fixture, physically building it out, or use more temporary means. The more temporary options might suit best if you have a show that travels, or need to change your scenery performance to performance.

Permanent Stage Extension

Often times, especially so in a church setting when working on the front end of the stage, the stage will simply be extended at the front end bringing it out further to double the size.

This is a very common way to extend a stage but is important to consider that this is also more permanent. This may suit perfectly if you need that space to remain consistent.

Temporary Stage Extension

If you are looking for a more temporary solution to stage extension then building it out may not be the best solution for you and your venue.

You can instead go the route of maximizing your lighting to make your show look new and more interesting by using risers and creating a temporary catwalk to extend the stage outwards. What this ultimately does as you move around on stage is that is gives you a separation between the front area of the stage and back and allows the audience a great view no matter where they happen to be sitting.

It also is really beneficial because you can bring someone out to the front of the stage while the audience attention is focused to the back area and then proceed to flip your lighting back and forth when necessary. It gives a lot more of an interesting quality of depth to your show without having to do something permanent to your stage.

This type of set up also allows you to be able to use different types of lighting for each part of the stage, turning lights on and off or using different types to create different effects for your show. This gives your audience a really wonderful visual break.


Using your lighting to create the illusion of movement, depth, and change within your show can be incredibly beneficial to making things way more interesting without having to put in all the effort and time of creating a permanent fixture for your stage. It creates a deeper and more intimate connection between the performer and audience when the audience feels more involved visually with the show. These are the moments in a show or in a church service that people remember the most.

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