PRG has been supporting touring productions for decades. That knowledge, along with our highly-skilled personnel make us ideally suited to move productions with all of their lighting, audio, video, scenic, and automation from one town to the next. Our experienced team of project managers, engineers, technicians, and craftsmen can provide the needed expertise to prepare venues for touring productions, help realize a touring version of a show, and work with the production's technical team to make the show tourable.
We have taken time-tested techniques and married them with unique and innovative solutions to be able to easily load-in and out of any theatrical venue, anywhere in the world. We have dozens of patents on lighting and scenic automation technology products to make these theatrical systems perform flawlessly and safely on the road. We provide the technology solutions that make designs a reality which can be set up and torn down frequently, all the while keeping track of the bottom line.
- CAD Services
- Infrastructure & Venue Preparation
- Scenic Automation
- Scenic Elements
- Sustainability Services
Perfectly in Tune with Your Venue and Your Audience
Whatever the venue or production, PRG audio systems set the standard for the industry. Our staff draws on years of technical experience to get the details right and achieve a perfectly balanced and tuned system to fit every audio need. We supply equipment for a wide range of markets, including theatre, live music, television, and corporate events.
The Industries’ Best Audio Gear & Technicians
PRG’s inventory of audio gear is well suited for any size production, including consoles, wireless equipment, speaker systems, and signal processing. PRG modifies stock equipment and customizes rigging and cabling to meet a range of audio requirements. PRG will staff your productions and events with the industry’s best audio designers, engineers, mixers, and technicians.
Let PRG work with your team to design, coordinate, and build a sound system that meets your audio requirements for your production.
Create an Accurate Roadmap for Your Project with Precise and Detailed Computer Drawings
Executing the perfect production begins with accurately mapping out the details. In any place where a production will occur, there are multiple considerations that must be thought out well in advance of the show date. This can best be accomplished only after an accurate floor plan is created. CAD drawings are an essential roadmap for all stakeholders involved in putting together your event or production. These precise drawings can help signal obstructions and partitions, exits, ceiling heights, and virtually every other important spatial detail for the designers, planners, production partners, and guests.
Infrastructure & Venue Preparation
PRG understands that all scenic elements not only have visual design requirements but also must function flawlessly to completely realize the designer’s vision. PRG Scenic works closely with our clients to address the structural issues integral to the scenic elements themselves but also the infrastructure requirements for safe and precise installation the set into the physical space itself. Whether freestanding, rigged or requiring of more extensive venue preparation PRG’s team of project managers, technical supervisors and engineers have the experience and knowledge to ensure that scenery transports and loads-in as planned.
Portals and Prosceniums - we have the capabilities to address the structural needs as well as the finish work required for even the most intricate or ornate of pieces.
Structures and Armatures – we understand the unique nature of supporting scenic elements, even large, complicated pieces that have to move. Our team of welders, carpenters and technical designers can solve the support challenges of scenic pieces, props and full sets, whether installed or touring.
Structural Steel – for applications that need heavy-duty support, we can design, engineer, supply and install structural steel for either temporary or permanent applications. With in-house engineering and technical designers we can go into a theatre in advance of a production and provide structural support for winches, catwalks or hanging points for rigging. We add value to the production by solving structural problems that they encounter in different spaces.
Lighting Equipment to Fit Every Lighting Design Requirement
PRG lighting solutions are among the industry’s most advanced, offering unequaled feature sets with no compromises in performance. All of our proprietary lighting solutions were developed for superior energy efficiency, maximized output, and with a keen understanding of individual user’s needs. PRG builds products that you cannot find elsewhere to solve a wide-range of lighting challenges.
PRG also offers the industry’s best-known brands in lighting solutions from conventional lights to automated luminaires to solid-state lighting.
A Great Tool for Brainstorming, Planning, or Pitching Creative Shows or Events
In many of our facilities, PRG provides dedicated studio space for clients to pre-visualize their lighting, scenic automation, and video in a virtual 3D environment in advance of selecting equipment or producing scenic elements. The primary reasons clients use pre-visualization are to visualize different looks or integrated movement in a virtual environment, to determine the best methods for reaching their design goals, to allow producers to pitch creative ideas to their clients, and to rough-in cue structure for the show in advance of arrival at the show venue.
Safe and Reliable Rigging Solutions Meticulously Designed with an Eye on Every Detail
Our dependable rigging solutions employ unprecedented innovations that reduce setup and dismantle times, as well as offer flexible creativity in event design. All of the PRG rigging team and PRG rigging products address the need for structural safety, compact storage and ease of transport. We continually not only meet industry standards but well exceed them in both workmanship and the selection of components.
We have also pushed the creative possibilities with the development of PRG’s purpose-built truss and rigging products. Our award-winning innovation of PRG BAT Truss offers unprecedented creative flexibility, structural safety, and cost-saving reductions in both time and storage needs. Our well-respected rigging team includes ETCP qualified personnel and we pride ourselves on our safety program. PRG’s rigging is trusted by clients across market segments and is used across the production disciplines of lighting, video, audio and scenic.
We are industry leaders in all forms of automation and motion control; having extensive experience incorporating a full range of automation options into scenic elements. From proprietary automation control systems to purposed-designed winches, we can solve the simplest to the most complex of motion challenges. Our decades of experience, attention to detail and our extensive knowledge of the practical demands of automation in a wide range of production environments, allows PRG to provide motion control that is executed with precision, accuracy and repeatability in the safest and most effective manner possible. Designers and operators trust PRG to provide precise control of scenic effects for Broadway and touring shows, Las Vegas spectaculars, corporate and trade shows, concert tours, theme park attractions and special events around the world.
At PRG, our commitment to the integrity of the designer’s vision and delivering solutions extends to our attention to the smallest of details. Our master craftsmen work in tandem with our technical designers to ensure that the final product is of the highest quality; fully functional, efficiently constructed, and completely safe. We have a large expert workforce of industry-respected professionals; in fact many of our craftsman have over two decades of experience. PRG brings a rich history of elegantly executed scenery and props work, along with technically advanced engineering, to all our clients’ projects.
Our skilled and talented team puts in careful planning to create an element that replicates the design exactly while also integrating structure considerations, set electrification needs and/or touring transport requirements. We know that prop construction is a balance of visual and practical needs that PRG understands extremely well. Regardless of the size or application, our team will help to technically design a solution and construct a reliable, durable prop that exceeds both the project’s design and function requirements.
Minimizing Environmental Impact in Design, Manufacture, and Installation of Technology Products and Services
PRG helps you minimize your productions' impact to the environment throughout the design, manufacture, support, and use of our products and services by reusing, recycling, and adopting processes that conserve raw materials and energy. We are committed to recycling of materials, lamps, and other expendable items from our lighting, audio, video, and scenic operations. We recycle used equipment to extend the lives of durable items and minimizing electricity consumption through the efficient design of our lighting and power distribution systems. We use environment-friendly products and practices in the manufacture and maintenance of our products including working to reduce volatile organic compounds in manufacturing and rental operations.
PRG understands the need to minimize fuel consumption through careful planning and management of logistics. This includes combining orders on trucks whenever possible and transferring inventory between locations to minimize long-distance deliveries. We utilize paperless systems whenever possible for processing bids, notices, purchase orders, and invoices. Our innovative testing and equipment handling equipment and processes reduce test times of equipment to lower electrical consumption while ensuring quality. PRG will also suggest substitutions of more energy-efficient technologies in place of requested technologies whenever the substitutions will fulfill your performance objectives.