The Sidestage Story

We’re serious about your event. 

Sidestage (otherwise known as Sidestage Production Services) is directed and owned by Craig Dear, a business entrepreneur at heart and audio visual technician by trade.

Since its commencment in 2016, we have grown into one of Canberra’s go-to audio visual supplier and hire businesses. 

Here at Sidestage, we provide a range of technical production services to the live entertainment industry. Our mission is to offer our clients a competitive and professional all-in-one production solution.

We love taking on challenges with unique requirements and working with our clients to create the best solution for all.

Not quite sure what you are after? Arrange a meeting with a team member today.

Make it great. Make it simple. Make it affordable.

  • 5 star review  Within 2 hours, we went from working with aged, unreliable and confusing lighting equipment and adding modern LED lighting with a state-of-the-art lighting system that is simple and easy to use. This has not only improved the look of our current show "The Hounds of the Baskervilles", but it has completely opened up many possibilities for the shows that we can produce. From all of us at Tempo Theatre, we would like to thank Craig heaps and would gladly call him again.

    Neville Pye Avatar Neville Pye
    May 22, 2018

    positive review  We had Sidestage provide a range of production elements for our wedding in Canberra. From sound to lighting (and everything in between) they remained professional whilst providing a personalised experience. My husband and l were so happy with the ‘wow’ factor that their crew brought to life. Honestly we couldn’t fault them. What amazed us most was their commitment to getting it perfect. Great job guys, looking forward to seeing your future weddings!

    Grace Campbell Avatar Grace Campbell
    January 28, 2019

    positive review  VERA BLUE WAS LITTTTT THANKS TO THESE GUYS

    Maddie Miles Avatar Maddie Miles
    June 9, 2019
  • positive review  Sidestage has helped our youth & young adult conference go to the next level!! Sidestage offered a very professional and excellent service; both for our conference and promotional material. They were very helpful in offering advice and creating exactly what we envisioned on both occasions. The delegates loved it and I’m excited to continue working with sidestage in the future!

    Jordan Ajaye Avatar Jordan Ajaye
    July 4, 2019

    positive review  We were blown away with the professionalism of Craig and his team. They did a brilliant job with our production, far exceeding our expectations. We can't wait to work with them again for our next production. Thanks again for making sure everything went flawlessly!

    Dan Bcs Avatar Dan Bcs
    April 22, 2019

    positive review  Craig is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is friendly and effective and works to brief and budget with a professional attitude. Craig went above and beyond to deliver the desired outcome for us. I have no hesitation recommending him, and if the opportunity arises I will not hesitate to use his services again. Thanks Craig!

    Alex Howes Avatar Alex Howes
    October 27, 2019