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June 18, 2020

Dialogue, networks, crisis management – Stage|Set|Scenery prepares for 2021

Stage|Set|Scenery to take place from 15 to 17 June 2021 on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds – Support from BMWi for participation in the combined stand ’Innovation made in Germany’ – Mid-season stand rate offer extended until 31 October 2020

What creative possibilities does the combination of lighting and sound design with stage equipment and stage technology offer? How can new technologies such as VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) be put to use in architectural planning and production simulations? How can sustainability and zero emissions function in theatres? What demands are there on buildings regarding ventilation and building systems and on spectator areas at cultural and event venues in the age of the coronavirus?

At the fourth edition of Stage|Set|Scenery the focus is on a dialogue on specialist subjects. The international trade show and conference for theatre, film and event technology is taking place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from 15 to 17 June 2021. The event is co-organised by Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft (DTHG) and Messe Berlin.

“As a result of the coronavirus pandemic the theatre and event industry faces huge challenges. As we prepare for the topics at next year’s Stage|Set|Scenery we are closely coordinating with industry players and experts from the various sectors“, said Wesko Rohde, managing chairman of the board of Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft (DTHG). “Our aim next year will be to build on Stage|Set|Scenery as a perfect interactive platform. It is particularly in times like these that we see how important a creative dialogue on specialist subjects is. The combination of technical creativity and artistic innovation has a stimulating effect and unites people to achieve a common aim, that of holding an outstanding event.”

“These are uncertain times and in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic our industry faces a uniquely testing challenge. What makes a trade fair and industry meeting place stand out is the exhibitors, trade visitors and the lively exchange of information among everyone taking part“, said Patricia Pohle, project manager for Stage|Set|Scenery at Messe Berlin. “’The show is yours’ – is the slogan of Stage|Set|Scenery 2021, which is why we have given some thought to specific offers for companies in order to support their participation.”

’Innovation made in Germany’ – BMWi supports companies at the show

The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) is helping innovative startups to participate in selected leading international trade fairs in Germany – in 2021 Stage|Set|Scenery will take part in the programme for the first time. Support will take the shape of participation in a combined stand attended by at least ten companies. Funds are available for stand rental and construction costs, up to 60 per cent of which will be reimbursed by the BMWi. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2021.

For more details on how to register for the ‘Innovation made in Germany’ combined stand can be found here.

Mid-season stand rate offer extended until 31 October 2020

“In 2019 the show’s international appeal and its innovative products attracted participants from 57 countries to Berlin“, said Patricia Pohle, project manager for Stage|Set|Scenery at Messe Berlin. ”We will be aiming to provide the usual standard of diversity and quality at the next event – in spite of all the challenges facing our industry due to the pandemic.” Companies wishing to take part in 2021 can register online. Companies which register no later than 31 October 2020 can take advantage of special rates.

Exhibitors can find stand registration information online at


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Stage|Set|Scenery in brief:

Stage|Set|Scenery is the leading international trade show and conference for theatre, film and event technology, with a focus on stage equipment and control systems, architecture and planning, lighting, acoustics, sound, video and media technology, studio technology, events, museum and event technology, furnishing and stage scenery, make-up, costumes and safety systems. The show is held in collaboration with Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft DTHG) which also organises the International Stage Technology Conference, an integral part of the show. 

Stage|Set|Scenery takes place every two years on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.