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About MainStage

Founded in 1981, MainStage Theatrical Supply, Inc. is a full service entertainment supply company, with offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Pensacola, Florida; Memphis, Tennessee; Houston, Texas. The Milwaukee, Pensacola and Memphis locations maintain a large stock of basic theater and entertainment supplies for immediate purchase. All our locations have trained sales staff who can discuss the newest technology in equipment and supply. We also employ a satellite field sales and service technician in New Orleans.

MTS is one of the leading entertainment suppliers in the U.S. with over $26 million in annual sales of lighting and dimming equipment, rigging and curtain systems, effects, and theatre and television supplies. Our service area includes North, Central and South Americas as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands, Nigeria and the Dominican Republic. The company's growth in sales volume has provided our staff with a wealth of experience that is unmatched by our competitors. MainStage is an ETCP Employer with employees certified in both electronic and rigging equipment.

Since 1981, MainStage has provided dimming equipment and control in thousands of installations. These projects range from new construction and renovations to complicated interfaces of control consoles and represent equipment from various manufacturers. Some manufacturers handled by MainStage are ETC, Altman, Color Kinetics, Mega Systems, Canto, Strand, Leviton, Harmon, High End.

MainStage is a certified ETCP employer. Over the years, we've established our bona fides as professional and trustworthy installers of counterweight, winch drive or dead hung designs. We are a certified dealer and installer of the ETC Prodigy systems since released. Curtain tracks and other custom components are included in our resume; MainStage manufactures custom stage draperies in three of our locations, employing professional curtain fabricators. 

MainStage is a dealer for over 100 companies, providing a complete supply service to the entertainment industry. We stock and sell theatrical paint, lamps, color media, hardware, fabric, lighting fixtures, lighting effects, makeup and other accessories.

MainStage offers rental equipment for the production of Theatrical and Television events. Only a few of the most popular items are listed in our catalog. For custom pricing of complete lighting packages, contact the office nearest you.

We service what we sell, in or out of warranty, as well as entertainment equipment purchased from other dealers and manufacturers. An authorized service agent in warranty electronic dimmer repairs for Colortran, Electronic Theatre Control, Inc., Leviton, Strand Lighting, Inc. and Strong, we also service most manufacturers' older dimming equipment, fog machines, moving lights, and animation units.

Many customers turn to MainStage to provide turn-key installations of rigging, lighting and dimming systems for renovation or new construction projects. Company personnel install the rigging equipment and coordinate the on-site installation of theatrical lighting, dimming and structural equipment by outside contractors. We work with consultants, architects, engineers and construction managers to guarantee that every aspect of the entertainment facility construction is designed and installed in the most cost efficient and functional manner possible.

MainStage consults on the design of entertainment facilities. Our experience with systems integration and entertainment supplies provides us with a unique ability to help our clients. Because company personnel are familiar with the cost, installation and design of the equipment we sell, we are able to choose the equipment that will best suit a client's needs and budget.

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