Backstage Theater Lifts, an Essential Part of Your Audience’s Experience
Handling Specialty custom engineers, manufactures and installs backstage lifting devices for theaters all over the world. Though renowned for our feats of underwater stage lift engineering, we are also well known in the entertainment industry for our robust backstage lifts. These custom lifts allow the theater's off-stage personnel to move rolling sets and props and even performers from the production floor to the main theater stage, and can be designed in multiple styles such as four-post lifts, scissor lifts or screw style lifts.
Quiet operation during theatre production is always taken into consideration with each of our backstage lift designs. Handling Specialty’s project management team coordinates with the building’s team of architects, engineers and installers during the construction process where a new theatre is being errected, but can also design a new lift for an existing stage system, or upgrade a current backstage lift.
Handling Specialty’s unique approach creates a safe work environment for employees and equipment by incorporating many redundant safety features into each design. These types of safety features often include secondary anti-fall protection systems to protect against a catastrophic failure, redundant braking solutions, and dead man (momentary operation) style operator interfaces. Electro-mechanical or hydraulically actuated drive systems provide for accurate and repeatable positioning, smooth motion characteristics and simple motion control.
Handling Specialty is considered the premier source of custom engineered lifting systems utilized in the theatre industry, which celebrate safety and efficiency. With an excellent safety record and multiple return clients, Handling Specialty is your goto design company who will design, build, install and support your important equipment purchase through planned maintenance, training, and regular equipment inspections.