Lighting • Dimming • Curtains • Rigging • LED • Make-Up • Special Effects • Scenic Materials

Contact Us

(312) 332-5611

(800) 621-2181

Downtown Quick Service Store
1319 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

Rental Warehouse
& Project Offices

3418 N Knox Ave Chicago, IL 60641

Online Store store.grandstage.com




  Theatrical Skills Workshops Announced for 2016/2017 Season  

Grand Stage is pleased to announce the lineup for our 2016-2017 Theatrical Skills workshops. These series of workshops are intended to educate the participants through exposure to new and changing equipment, to introduce and reinforce best practices, and to promote industry networking and camaraderie.

TSW offerings are intended for all levels of technical practitioners from beginners and students through working professionals. If you have a suggestion for a topic you would like to see please let us know!

Additional information is found on our TSW home Page.


Featured Product - ETC begins shipment on ColorSource Console

Everyone deserves protection from the bad LED lighting that comes from the lack of nuanced control. That’s where ColorSource® family consoles come in. These affordable, portable desks specialize in streamlined, plug-and-play setup; when you power up a console, it recognizes intelligent lights in the rig and auto-populates them in patch. With the on-board touchscreen, you can drag each fixture into place on a customizable stage map and be programming in minutes.Available in two sizes with optional audiovisual output capability, ColorSource consoles are designed to work with the latest technology. With the flick of a fader, you can run lighting effects, mix LED colors, and – with the AV consoles – play sound and video effects. Now you can handle your rig – with style.




Commitment to service

Almost 70 years ago my grandfather started Grand Stage; since then we have striven to provide the tools and services required to realize brilliant designs and create immersive worlds. From the halls of academia to the intimacy of live theatre and the permanence of architectural design we aim provide the knowledge, products, technology, and man-power needed to supply, produce, and install your dreams. With the addition of Chicago Spotlight this past summer we have increased our product lines, added to our skill sets, and reorganized our customer service from the top down. If you have any questions, concerns, or compliments please don't hesitate to reach out to either Marty Lazarus or myself.




Gregory Becker
Grand Stage Company

Quick Store
1319 W Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
Office and Warehouse
3418 N Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641



Grand Stage and Chicago Spotlight to merge operations

Grand Stage and Chicago Spotlight are pleased to announce their intent to combine operations effective immediatly. The combined company known as Grand Stage Company will be divided into three divisions, Grand Stage will continue as the corporate identity and be responsible for all sales, systems integration, and marketing efforts, Chicago Spotlight will provide customers with full service rental and production services and Art Drapery Studios will continue to provide quality theatrical draperies and stage rigging installations. The board of directors has appointed Gregory Becker as President and Marty Lazarus as Vice President. Grand Stage Company will offer an expanded range of products to both existing customer bases along with a new online store and unparalleled customer support and technical services. Find out more...


Our Company

Grand Stage Company was founded in 1947 to provide quality lighting equipment to the theatrical community of the Midwest. Since then we have been expanding our product range to include lighting consumables, scenic materials, special FX, and with the addition of Art Drapery Studios in 1994 we added theatrical rigging and drapery. Since its beginning, Grand Stage has been a family owned and operated business continuing into its fourth generation. We look forward to developing our product offerings and services to better suit our customers needs. Chicago Spotlight has grown over the last 30 years from a firm specializing in follow spot service and rental into a turn-key systems integrator of the latest in stage lighting and rigging equipment. Known for its 24-hour emergency pager Chicago Spotlight remains focused on customer satisfaction. If there is anything you need for your show, let us know.


Come See Us!

Both Grand Stage locations feature a well stocked demo room to better serve your needs. Please stop by our either of our showrooms for product demonstrations, design ideas, and a cup of coffee.

If you have any question, please call us:

Toll Free (800) 621-2181

Not sure what a theatrical term means? Check out our Glossary of common theatrical terms.



Its out now, the Grand Stage Rental Guide. This brochure contains all of the lighting, drapery and effects available for rent from our Knox Ave. location in addition to helpful formulas, a guide to helping you chose the right light for your needs, our rental policies and current pricing on many commonly used consumable items.

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