Aerial Performance Rigging & Truss
The SXS Rigging Department can help you with all overhead and aerial rigging requirements. Our knowledge and practical experience means we can assist with a variety of special projects and performance.
We're always up to the challenge and revel at the chance to work on complex design briefs for aerial work.
Our aerial and overhead rigging services
Our end to end aerial performance rigging and truss service includes:
- Solution design
- Technical support
- Stage management
With over ten years' experience rigging we have the skills, equipment and know-how to design and install aerial performance rigs in a wide range of venues.
Typical aerial installations & venues
Over the years our rigging designs have been used to move cars, fly performers and set, and create performance platforms in the sky in a variety of settings including:
- Concerts and stages
- Exhibition centres
- Outdoor marquees
- Promotional launches
- Marketing campaigns
- Corporate and individual parties
Whether you are working in a venue with established rigging, a lesser-used venue, or outdoors we are able to help. Our systems are built to the needs of your performance, and factor in the considerable dynamic loads often exerted on rigging, through aerial performances.
Our aerial rigging expertise
As trusted experts in this field, our rigging department take into consideration a variety of theoretical factors that assist in us designing a practical and working solution for your performance.
At the forefront of any installations and critical to your selection of a performance rigging partner is the safety of any artists and your audience.
Ensuring safe working practices and technical support means we can provide a full solution from initial design through to stage management whilst considering:
- Equipment types and sourcing
- Safety factors
- Load calculations
- Legal requirements and responsibilities
- Risk assessments
- Equipment maintenance, testing and record keeping
- Rigging plans
- Technical riders
- Method statements
We can also provide winching and motor systems to getting performers into position.
Please get in touch to discuss your next performance.
Other rigging & truss services we provide:
As a full service events production and management company, SXS events offer a wide variety of supporting services for both set and stage production and rigging and truss. Find out more about our other services below:
SXS take a unique approach to rigging that maintains our core values of Safety, Aesthetics and fulfilling Client Briefs.
We can work with you to develop and produce an exhibition rigging design that'll meet your requirements perfectly.
Many of our clients have some very precise truss size requirements. This is often the case when trying to build large or complex structures in tight spaces such as non-dedicated venues and in marquees. Find out more about our solutions here.
We hold a large stock of truss, lifting gear, scaffold, and associated equipment for use in the South West, London and beyond. Find out more about our equipment here.
Understand more about rigging principles
For those new to the concept of structural projects for events and the basic concepts and theory behind rigging and its use in events, we have a series of explanatory articles we have written.
This article has been written as part of our series of articles about rigging. This section has been written to explain, in simple terms, the basic methods used for event rigging.
The second in the series covers some of the main types of rigging points and how they relate to an Event Manager's role.
Here we discuss rigging plots, the method by which a rigging contractor or production company communicates to others, what they intend to do with rigging.