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Rigging for Events

As expert event producers with over 15 years experience, SXS regularly provide a complete event rigging solution to our clients.

Working across the UK and further afield when required, we have the technical expertise, knowledge and engineering know-how to provide a custom solution to the most complex of event structures.

Offering a complete event rigging service, we can provide a complete solution as standard for your event. Whether it is a major installation or a one off need to hang a banner, our team will make recommendations focussed on your specific requirements.

  • Design
  • Consultancy
  • Installation
  • Event management
  • End inspection services

See an arena rigging installation being built here:

SXS Events rigging department can manage the whole process, liaising with venue staff, production teams and structural engineers as and when required whilst our supervisors will insure the build and removal of all rigging at your events is carried out to the highest of standards.

Typical Events & Rigging Projects

We have yet to find an event that has been too much of a challenge for our facilities and knowledge. Our rigging department revel at the opportunity to be creative, technically minded and rise to the out of the ordinary.

Typically we work in a myriad of settings from disused factories to shopping centres and theatres to outdoor arenas for a variety of end clients.

We're regular tasked with rigging installation at events including:

  • Corporate occasions
  • Festivals
  • Concerts, musical and theatrical performances
  • Product launches and branding events
  • Private hire and weddings
  • Exhibitions and trade shows
  • Fashion shows
  • Art exhibitions
  • Academic events
  • Presentations and conferences

Our Equipment

We take great pride in investing in the most innovative rigging solutions and equipment. Our vast inventory is constantly being updated with the latest advancements to ensure our clients can benefit from the very highest quality equipment and solutions available for event production.

Just some of the equipment we hold and maintain includes:

  • 1000kg Electric chain hoists
  • Self-climbing truss legs
  • Aluminium trusses of various formats and sizes
  • Truss lengths from 105mm up to 3000mm
  • Adjustable truss sections that allow for precise spans to the nearest 10mm
  • Angle sections

For more information about some of the structural equipment we have available at SXS please see our rigging equipment for events.

Event truss system installation

Rigging project locations

Having serviced more than 2000 events both here in the UK and further afield at all levels of consultancy, there are few types of locations where we haven’t been required to build custom truss and rigging equipment.

From top arenas such as the O2 and ExCel Centres to smaller venues including the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Mayfair we can work around your location and venue to create a safe and effective structure to accommodate your theme, lighting requirements and budget.

Of the highest priority is the safety of the structure we provide for your event and we will happily advice and carry out assessments of your preferred venue to ensure any rigging installed is well within the structural capacity of the building or space.

Exhibition truss and rigging at Wembley Arena

Other rigging and 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:

Exhibition Rigging >>

We can work with you to develop and produce an exhibition rigging design that'll meet your requirements perfectly.

Rigging and Structures for Concerts >>

Our rigging and structural services for concerts and live sound are unparalleled. Read more here.

Custom Truss Design >>

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.

Rigging and Truss Equipment for Hire >>

We hold one of the largest stocks of truss, rigging and associated equipment at our warehouse base here in Bristol for dry hire across the UK.

Aerial and overhead performance rigging >>

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.

Understanding structures & rigging

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.

Rigging Overview >>

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.

Rigging Points Explained Article >>

The second in the series covers some of the main types of rigging points and how they relate to an Event Manager's role.

Rigging Plots Explained Article >>

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.


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