Event Rigging: 3 Things Event Planners Need to Know

If you are an event planner who’s continually hosting events here and there, you might have encountered a time where the venue organiser asked you, “Do you have any event rigging?” It’s important to keep in mind that most events hang items. From simple banners to more complex production setups, you will be directed to the venue provider for Next Stage event rigging services. So with all that said, what do you, the event planner, need to know before meeting the rigging team? As a heads up, here are three things that you need to know:


1.) What is Event Rigging & What Can Be Rigged?

Event rigging is the method of safely overhead hanging equipment and materials needed for an event. It’s commonly conducted and completed by qualified and trained professional riggers, following an approved rigging plan.


Here are some of the things that can be rigged, according to Next Stage Event Rigging:

  • Audio-visual production: Lights, speakers, projectors, ora full concert setup.
  • Decor: Drapes, bright balloons, and even chandeliers.
  • Banners & Signages: Sponsor, wayfinding, promotional, and branding.
  • Aerial entertainers
  • Electrical & Production cables
  • Heavy equipment


2.) When Do You Need Rigging Services?

The need for rigging will all depend on the scale and the type of event you’re holding. A smaller event that uses a single meeting room will only need a standard screen, projector, and ground-supported lights. They are typically installed with truss lines above and in front of the stage to hang the equipment.



It’s also essential that projectors and any ground-supported lighting towers will take up some valuable floor space. That’s why if you’re looking to maximise the full capacity of the room, then rigging them and getting them up in the air is an absolute must.


3.) Why Is Rigging Complicated?

From an audience’s point of view, a chandelier, or a large projector hung from the ceiling of an event will look effortless. However, the method and process of getting it rigged safely and professionally is a very complicated procedure.


The Rigging company will ask an event planner a ton of questions: what are the weight and size of the items to be rigged? Where would you like them rigged? When do you want the rigging process to start? When are we given the green light to dismantle them? All of these questions on every bit of detail will help develop a solid rigging plan the ensure all of your items are installed safely and securely.


Always Consider Rigging

Riggin may look dangerous. But it’s necessary if you’re holding an event. It keeps your stage organised. With your equipment rigged, your stage will not look cluttered in any way. So consider rigging your event and see just how effective it is.