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  SPS provided the lighting for Ickle Pickle Productions’ Peter Pan in January 2017. As the Musical Director, I was impressed by their professionalism, and their creative lighting design and implementation. They were very open to collaboration with the creative team, and were constantly finding ways to improve and refine their lighting design and operation. They provided a consistent and professional service during the performances, and an efficient and safe bump out. As MD, I was also impressed at their ability to match their lighting design to the music, without the need for direct instruction – there was an evident display of intuition. I would recommend SPS to anyone needing lighting for a Theatrical production.

    Susan Davenport Avatar Susan Davenport
    January 23, 2017

    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  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 a passionate and highly skilled lighting tech. I loved that he was able to create exactly what I was after. Will definitely use Sidestage again and again!

    Elle Rex Avatar Elle Rex
    February 20, 2019

    positive review  VERA BLUE WAS LITTTTT THANKS TO THESE GUYS

    Maddie Miles Avatar Maddie Miles
    June 9, 2019

    positive review  Craig is so passionate about delivering the best quality production for your event. He goes above and beyond and we are so happy with what he put together for our huge dance event! Wouldn’t work with anyone else!

    Carly Maree Paine Avatar Carly Maree Paine
    September 9, 2019