Design is fundamental

Technology is key.

Bright ideas for a spectacular visual experience. Create an impression with dramatic, jaw-dropping lighting. Enhancing every event from start to finish.

We have the right equipment to suit a wide variety of applications including theatre, live music, television, sports, events, architectural, and film work.

Dance Showcase

Let us make your next showcase stand out – not just another show!

Create an impression with dramatic, jaw-dropping lighting. Enhancing every count of 5…6…7…8.

Live Concert

Gear that rocks!

It takes a strong inventory to properly fit out a stage ready for a concert. We have the equipment and the people power to take care of your next concert.


If your building is on show, make it look fantastic.

We offer an array of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor use. Paint the walls with your brand or team colours; we can even project your logo!

Musical Theatre

We really, really love theatre.

Musical Theatre takes a trained eye to provide an effective and complementary lighting design.

At Sidestage we have the creative experience to bring your production to life.

Ghibli’s Reflect Giant Growth

Wait for it. Wait for it. Wait for it. Sidestage has just become the proud owners of 24 Ghibli's! 

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

Head of Lighting.

Craig Dear.


Craig’s passion for event production is ingrained in his soul. Craig purchased his first disco light at the age of 8, with a month’s worth of pocket money.

Craig has been involved in some capacity with almost every event that Sidestage has worked. Living by the motto of “Every effort for every event”, Craig take a personal interest in each opportunity to impress. 

Craig is an accomplished lighting operator which see’s him behind the console for many events. Most notably, Craig toured with Hands like Houses early February 2019. Here, Craig travelled interstate to Melbourne and Sydney to manage the deliverables being the lighting production for the concert.

  • 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

    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

    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  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  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

    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