Stage Rigging and Machinery Design

We ensure seamless integration of rigging and stage machinery that meets the technical requirements, budget guidelines, and manufacturer preferences of the client.

FDA Joe Mobilia at the Shed

Pictured: FDA Joe Mobilia at the Shed

FDA designs complete theatrical rigging and stage machinery systems to meet the demands of today’s performing art and entertainment projects. We actively collaborate with our clients to supply systems that meet their current requirements and have the flexibility to adapt to future possibilities as technologies and artistic visions evolve.

FDA has applied our experience and innovative thinking to a number of unique technical challenges: a concert hall with 1,000 “permanent” seats that disappear in 30 minutes to create a flat floor event space; a studio theatre with a retractable floor that reveals an ice rink; underwater lifts in an amphitheatre on a cruise ship.

Our staff members bring extensive backgrounds in rigging and stage machinery for theatrical and entertainment applications.

We work closely with equipment manufacturers to develop inventive new approaches to meet project specific requirements and apply our knowledge of the marketplace to make creative use of existing technologies. As an independent and objective consultant, FDA strives to ensure that rigging and machinery systems meet the technical requirements, budget guidelines, and manufacturer preferences of the client.


Our rigging and stage machinery staff provide the following services, adaptable to your project’s needs:

  • System design

  • Architectural integration

  • Equipment budgets

  • Biddable drawings and specifications

  • Construction Administration

< Performance Lighting System Design
Virtual and Augmented Reality Services >
Get In Touch
Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from - Youtube
Consent to display content from - Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from - Google
error: Content is protected. Please reach out to for any materials needed. Thank you