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The colourful mix of all the participating companies makes Stage|Set|Scenery a real live experience. Industry updates, exciting projects and innovative products - Stage|Set|Scenery presents the current state of the art in technology & services. Anyone who professionally develops, designs, equips, supports or illuminates events will find the right products and the right partnerships here. In innovative networking formats, trade fair and congress merge into new interaction opportunities.

Audio Equipment, Loudspeaker, Acoustics

From acoustic room control to the most modern digital, wireless sound technology - the use of these technologies in theatres, opera houses and festival halls, film sets and studios is indispensable today. The fastest-growing segment of StageISetIScenery offers audio enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the sound of the most modern audio technologies live and to discuss practical challenges. The latest developments and solutions will be demonstrated under live conditions at Stage 21 and can be discussed on site.

The offer is completed by the cooperation with the Association of German Audio Engineers. This association invites members and interested parties to its stand for exchange and discussion.

Architecture and Stage Planning

A special focus of Stage|Set|Scenery is on stage machinery and control technology. In Hall 21 you can find out about current projects in the theatre, opera or concert sector. Here you will learn about the latest technical developments and meet the concentrated expertise of the industry. The range extends from complete stage machinery, drive and control systems, motors and controls, winches and chain hoists to stage structures, revolving stages, stage floors, grandstands and hoists. Whether international or national, large or small projects - at StageISetIScenery you will find the expertise to make your project a success.

Lighting and Illumination Design

The StageISetIScenery is the ideal meeting place for manufacturers, lighting designers and lighting masters. The latest lighting technologies for stage, event, show and studio will be presented in the exhibition halls under the radio tower. Spotlights, lighting effects, LED lighting, lasers, light controls, dimmers, lighting systems, lighting technology installations and architectural lighting - networking between industry and application made easy!

Media, Video and Network Technology

Devices, signals, processes and procedures - the technologies in the fields of audio, photography, video, animation, print and Internet are becoming increasingly complex and decisive for the success of an event. You will find the right systems and solutions for the special needs of the theatre sector in Hall 20 of StageISetIScenery.

Decoration, Furnishings, Costumes and Make-up

At the StageISetIScenery, arts and crafts meet in a unique exhibition. Companies from the decoration and furnishing sector have the opportunity to present their products and meet creative people from scenography, costume design and make-up from all over the world. Established cooperations with the Society of Costume Designers and the Association of Scenographers ensure networking with the industry.

Once again, GTKos will be holding its three-day annual conference within StageISetIScenery, offering a platform for further training, exchange and networking. Here you will find further information!

Safety Engineering and Security Services

Often stage technology personnel work in hectic operations with construction site character. Artists act under suspended loads or moving stage parts. It is therefore necessary to take special precautions in event and production facilities, because the safety of an event is the central prerequisite for its success. Audiences and performers may generally assume that everything necessary and reasonable has been done to ensure that nothing can happen to them. On the other hand, fire protection measures should not cause damage amounting to millions of euros and entail costly renovation of the buildings. The security segment of StageISetIScenery offers companies a marketplace here and invites them to exchange ideas and discuss.

Jobs / Education and Training

There is also a shortage of skilled workers in the technical trades at theatres. The industry is dependent on qualified young people to keep the curtain open. Well-trained employees are also of great importance for the companies operating in the market. StageISetIScenery would like to contribute to supporting the theatre and event industry in the search for personnel:

  • Universities, Academies, Vocational Colleges and Institutions for training opportunities will present themselves and offer personal counselling on career orientation
  • International associations and institutions inform about career opportunities at home and abroad
  • Daily presentation ETTE project (European Theatre Technicians Educationof DTHG, which informs about a new form of minimum qualification in stage technology.
  • Job Wall - first point of contact for information about entry and job opportunities in the industry. On all three days of StageISetIScenery, job advertisements from exhibiting companies will be published.
  • The JOBICON signals which exhibiting companies are looking for specialists. Take advantage of the trade fair and hold discussions directly at the stand.
    For interested companies: download here
  • Application documents and appointment requests can be sent to interested companies via the Virtual Market Place® even before the trade fair.
    For interested companies: Orders and uploading your job advertisements is possible directly via the Virtual Market Place®.
  • For the fourth time DTHG and Messe Berlin will prize the Weltenbauer.Youngsters.Awards.
    Entitled to participate are trainees, students (ranging from schools to vocational and higher education) from any country specialising in the theatre, films and event technology. For more details please visit:
  • You can also use the Berlin Partner job portal to find out about vacancies in the capital or to publish them

Easy access for the new talents

Free of charge for registered groups including lecturer

Registration at

10 € per student on presentation of a valid student ID at the box office

Augmented / Virtual Reality

What will the theatre of tomorrow look like?

At the interface of analogue spaces and digital worlds, the new competence area of DTHG digital.dthgis looking for answers. Potentials of digital technologies for theatre in Germany in the fields of theatre architecture, stage technology and stage design will be presented in Hall 20.

Im/material Spaces - AR and VR for Theatre is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media