Lighting • Dimming • Curtains • Rigging • LED • Make-Up • Special Effects • Scenic Materials

Contact Us

(312) 332-5611

(800) 621-2181

Downtown Quick Service Store
1319 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

Rental Warehouse
& Project Offices

3418 N Knox Ave Chicago, IL 60641

Online Store store.grandstage.com




  Grand Stage public areas closed during Shelter In Place order  

For the durration of the shelter in place order Grand Stage's quick store location will be closed. Our warehouse location will remain available by appointment only. Shipping is still available and you can always shop 24/7 at store.grandstage.com



  Altman LED followspots added to Rental inventory  

Grand Stage is pleased to announce the addition of the Altman Siren Series followspots to its rental inventory. These fixtures come in two models a short throw utilizing a 450-Watt LED engine and a medium to long throw 780-Watt LED engine. These light-weight options provide superior output with the added conveniences of low power consumption and ease of use over traditional follow spots.


  AFS-500 Short Throw AFS-700 Medium to Long Throw  




Featured Product - DMXcat, a DMX Mulitfunction test tool from City Theatrical

City Theatrical‘s DMXcat™ system is designed for use by the lighting professional who is involved with the planning, installation, operation, or maintenance of theatrical and studio lighting equipment. The system consists of a small hardware interface device and a suite of mobile applications. Together, they combine to bring DMX/RDM control plus several other functionalities to the user’s smartphone for use wherever and whenever they are needed. Developed with input from designers and technicians, the DMXcat will be an indispensible tool for lighting users. The DMXcat will operate with both Android and IPhones.




Commitment to service

Almost 70 years ago my grandfather started Grand Stage; since then our family has striven to provide the tools and services required to realize brilliant designs and create immersive worlds. From the halls of academia to the intimacy of live theatre and the permanence of architectural design we aim provide the knowledge, products, technology, and man-power needed to supply, produce, and install your dreams. With the addition of Chicago Spotlight in 2015 we have increased our product lines, added to our skill sets, and reorganized our customer service from the top down. If you have any questions, concerns, or compliments please don't hesitate to reach out to either Matt Winstead or myself.




Gregory Becker
Grand Stage Company

Quick Store
1319 W Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
Office and Warehouse
3418 N Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641



Our Company

Grand Stage Company was founded in 1947 to provide quality lighting equipment to the theatrical community of the Midwest. Since then we have been expanding our product range to include lighting consumables, scenic materials, special FX, and with the addition of Art Drapery Studios in 1994 we added theatrical rigging and drapery. Since its beginning, Grand Stage has been a family owned and operated business continuing into its fourth generation. We look forward to developing our product offerings and services to better suit our customers needs. Chicago Spotlight has grown over the last 30 years from a firm specializing in follow spot service and rental into a turn-key systems integrator of the latest in stage lighting and rigging equipment. Known for its 24-hour emergency pager Chicago Spotlight remains focused on customer satisfaction. If there is anything you need for your show, let us know.


Come See Us!

Both Grand Stage locations feature a well stocked demo room to better serve your needs. Please stop by our either of our showrooms for product demonstrations, design ideas, and a cup of coffee.

If you have any question, please call us:

Toll Free (800) 621-2181

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Its out now, the Grand Stage Rental Guide. This brochure contains all of the lighting, drapery and effects available for rent from our Knox Ave. location in addition to helpful formulas, a guide to helping you chose the right light for your needs, our rental policies and current pricing on many commonly used consumable items.

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