Over 25 Years of UPSTAGING the Rest


For all your Sound, Lighting, Audio Visual, Technical Support & Stage hiring needs

Over 20 Years of UPSTAGING the Rest


For all your Sound, Lighting, A/V & Stage hiring needs

Our Services

Upstage is dedicated to turning our clients’ dreams into reality, by harnessing the passion, commitment and technical expertise of our incredible team.

We deliver staging solutions that exceed expectations.

In a nutshell

What We Do


Bruce Swain


I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the fantastic job your teams did at our functions in CT and Jhb last week. They were prompt, efficient, totally obliging and a pleasure to deal with. Please pass on my appreciation.  

Andra Nel

Gauteng Cricket Board

Thank you for your email. I was very happy with the service and the delivery from your team was also great. I will keep you in mind for future events.  

Chris Vosloo

Mac Brothers

Great service! Mark went above and beyond to make sure we were sorted. Even after the date confusion and my management requesting additional items. You guys delivered. Will definitely use you with our future endeavours. Thank You  

Charolet Lombard

Stillwater Sports

Thank you your mail, we only had positive reviews and responses on the day of the launch. Upstage staff get a 11/10 for being amazing, on time and friendly. No request to big or small. Thank you  

Pastoral team

JOY Church

The  Pastors and Joy Church family would like to thank you and your team for helping us this past Saturday with our Vision Casting Dinner preparations and the event as a whole. It was a great success and we are indebted to you and your team for your continued effort to make sure the event was flawless.Your staff was vigilant to our needs and they carried out all duties  with a positive attitude.We are proud of your service and we will highly commend you to other possible clients. Much thanks and Regards. On behalf of the Joy Pastoral team

Katherine Ballantyne

SA Weddings

From the whole team at SA Weddings we would like to say a big Thank You. The whole Upstage team made such an enormous contribution towards the event and went out of their way to ensure that everything ran smoothly and looked fantastic. The sound, stage, and lighting were the best we have ever experienced at one of our events and every aspect was well managed by people who really care about the net result. It was such a pleasure to work with a professional team and we will undoubtedly recommend Upstage to every bridal couple or wedding professional. We look forward to working with you and your team of professionals again in the near future.  

Lucille Eve

Wetpaint - The Little Big Agency

Your entire team was absolutely fantastic! The event ran so smoothly thanks to the professional, proactive, helpful crew! Special thanks to Mark who ensured that we had everything we needed for this event to be a success! It was an absolute pleasure working with Upstage and we will definitely enlist your services again for future projects!

Nadine Schreiber

ISACA South Africa Chapter

Thank you very much for your contribution in making the 2017 ISACA SA Annual Conference a success! It’s been awesome working with you and your team! Everything went according to plan and I really did appreciate all the small changes and favors during the event. Please pass on our special thanks to Lucky who somehow managed to deal with us for another two days  

Cindy Valentine

Hilton Sandton and Hilton Cluster Sales

On behalf of Hilton Sandton and Hilton Cluster Sales, I want to thank you for the wonderful setup for our event on Friday evening.  The evening was a great success and we had so many compliments on what the Ballroom looked like.  It was truly fantastic and we were transported back to “Studio 54”……the lighting was truly spectacular.

Happiest client


Good day I would like to thank the crew, your service is the best I have never worked with anyone with such good work ethics. Your company has excellent service. I’m speechless. Thank you so much. Hope to work with you in future. Thank you

Kate Naughton

Kate Naughton Food & Events

The guys were wonderful and totally exceeded my expectations. My clients were thrilled and I’m so pleased I have a go to if I need any kind of sound/stage equipment in the future. I will recommend you to anyone I know and thank you again for such great service.

Jetje Japhet


What fantastic service we had from you guys!! Everything was done so effortlessly, nothing too much trouble, and the event was a great event. Thanks for making it special for us and for the outstanding and professional service!!!

Stacey Mack

The Medical Protection Society Limited

I just want to give a huge thank you to Lucky and Cleveland who looked after both my events, and also the event we sponsored. Lucky and Cleveland were amazing – they were cool and calm under pressure, incredibly professional across all of the events and made my job so much easier. So fun to work with to - thank you. I really felt like I was in safe hands with them both – thank you. We made a few tweaks to our venues for the Saturday event and they were so accommodating with what we needed in terms of layout, equipment etc. Thanks also to the team who did the set up and staging – so quick and professional. A huge thank you from me to you and the team for another successful series of events – I wouldn’t hesitate in using you again. It’s been wonderful.

Sandra Kneubuhler

Radisson Hotel Group

I wanted to personally thank you and your team for the exceptional AV experience during the Radisson Hotel Group SubSaharan Africa GM’s conference. The team were professional, helpful and made a massive contribution to the success of the conference.  A special thanks for Solly and Pierre – their calm demeanour and exceptional skill were invaluable.

We really do appreciate your partnership.

Bert Fol

Radisson Hotel Group

A faultless conference from an AV/IT perspective, a first in my experience!

Mpho Ntori

Stuff Magazine Gadget Awards

Thank you for assisting us at such short notice. The technician gentleman that came to the function was punctual and very professional and helpful with everything. It was a great pleasure doing business with your company. Thank you

Candice Heron

The Economist Group

Always very happy with the great service and that is why we continue to use upstage every year and we recommend it to colleagues and clients. Maria is great with her advice and booking us in and Solly and the team are always very courteous and go the extra mile for us even when they are not obliged too. Thank you once again for great service and friendly staff.

Steve Muthiitene


On behalf of AISA, I would like to appreciate the excellent services provided by Upstage. The decision to work with Upstage was definitely the right choice as the team catered for all our audio visual requirements throughout the conference. In particular, the team at the Indaba Hotel  led by Gabriel and Lucky were of great support and went out of their way to meet our needs in a very professional way; and for this we are grateful. We wish you the very best in your endeavours.

Candice Heron

The Economist Group

Always very happy with the great service and that is why we continue to use upstage every year and we recommend it to colleagues and clients. Maria is great with her advice and booking us in and Solly and the team are always very courteous and go the extra mile for us even when they are not obliged too. Thank you once again for great service and friendly staff.  

Pam Locke

Solutions Group

The Event went well and I would like to extend my thanks to you and your team (Joe, Tsogt and Jason) for ensuring everything went so smoothly and the venue looked spectacular!      

Shelly Miller

Lonehill Residents Association

Just wanted to say thank you for last night – the lights were perfect. Your team were incredible last night. This was by no means a complicated or big job for them but the two worked with such enthusiasm and cheerfulness , they were beyond helpful and you could just see how much they enjoyed their job. I was just blown away by them, you should be extremely proud that they represented Upstage with incredible professionalism and certainly went the Extra Mile to ensure that the lights were perfect and the client (me) was happy. I trust that you will ensure that they receive the accolade and acknowledgement that they truly deserve. From an extremely impressed client With thanks and regards

Clayton Cohen 


I wanted to say thank you for assisting us today. The event was fantastic. You and your team are amazing. We are receiving great feedback from across the business, the men especially.

Sam van der Berg

Trinityhouse High School

Thanks. I was very happy with your service. I am new to the sound desk at our school and have no previous experience in lights and sound, but your staff was very patient and helpful.Although I had given very short notice for the rental of the lights, the company was able to fulfill my needs.The technician happily set up and tested the lights in the correct location, and then returned after 5 pm to replace a blown globe. In fact, I was so satisfied that I have used Upstage again since then for rental of lighting equipment for our GRADS drama festival! Thank you for making service a priority

Dawn Arendse

Diemersfontein Wine Estate

Thank you so much for Upstage’s contribution in making Pinotage on Tap – JHB once again a success. It truly gives us peace of mind to work with a company such as yours on such a big event!    

Viviene Barberis 


A note to show my appreciation and to say thank both of you for all your assistance this weekend. We had challenges but we managed to sort it out – well done! You are amazing in what you do. You both always go that extra mile and nothing is ever too much or an effort. It gets noted and you both can be proud. Mark, please pass on a Big Thank you to Tsog for his help on Friday regarding the Gobo. From the bottom of my heart I thank you.

Kim Nates


I wanted you to have in writing my huge thanks and congratulations for an excellent job well done. The team headed by Gabriel and Lucky were so professional and on top of everything – always friendly and helpful. Sunday was crazy with 8 simultaneous sessions running, often all requiring AV at the same time; but the team managed to hit every stop and make sure all the presenters were satisfied. Looking forward to working with Upstage again in the future. Please let me know if you have any comments/feedback if things could be improved by us?

Nompumelelo Mathatela

Mutual & Federal

Just wanted to thank you for yesterday. You guys are really great. Everything went perfectly , glitch free! You guys are gems , so amazing working with you. Love your work.

Khadijah Moncrieffe

Moody’s Analytics UK Ltd

Maria and her team done a tremendous job and work incredibly hard the evening before to ensure that everything was exactly how I wanted it. I was completed reassured whilst working with Maria and I feel that she done a tremendous job. I look forward to working with Upstage in 2017.  

Charlotte Bloxham

Airfinance Journal

I was very happy with the service! Both Maria in the lead up to the event and the three guys on site were helpful, friendly, polite and on the ball (Andrew, Wesley and Ive forgotten the last technicians name but he was great too)! Thanks

Ntombi Nhlapo

Extravaganza Weddings

Thanks so much for the follow up, this weekend was great! Please pass my thanks to the team and Especially Tshepo, they were attentive and professional and ensured they played a great part in the success of the wedding.       ank you so much!

Mary-Ann Masonte

Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation of Africa Ltd

Hope you well.  I am always happy with Upstages services never have any problems, we have a long standing relationship with upstage we like family already.      

Katy Cawthorn

Lonehill Dance Academy

Thank you so very much for your help with my ballet concert last weekend. From the very first email to the collection of the lights I could not have been happier with the service I received. The amazing discount, friendly service and professionalism have made me a very happy customer. Shanees was friendly and gave very sound advise. Tshepo was professional and willing to go above and beyond what was required of hm. And Wesley was reliable, friendly and did a fabulous job with the sound. Thank you once again and I will not hesitate to recommend you and your good service in the future.  

Aimee Thatcher

Jenni Newman Public Relations (Pty) Ltd

I wanted to thank you and the Upstage team for your great service this week. We find the Upstage team to be cost effective, speedy in services and professional on the day – an all-round great experience! Thank you for the lovely gesture of sweets attached to the invoice too, they were enjoyed! We will definitely be in touch for our next event that requires AV services.  

Kathleen Lee

Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton

Greetings from Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton Thank you so much for your assistance with our function. The onsite and offsite staff were amazing, efficient and very friendly. Everything ran smoothly and the client was very happy.  

Catherine Fowler

By word of mouth

A very big thank you to you and your team for the Stuttaford function yesterday. Your guys were so helpful and so on the ball. The client was so happy. Thank you so much and I look forward to working with you in the future.  

Joe Meiring

Thebe Reed Exhibitions

Thank you so much for been part of our event. We were extremely happy with all that was provided by you. We will be dealing with UPSTAGE in the future.  

Austin Markus

We were extremely happy with the service that you gave us for last Sunday’s function at Olives and Plates on the Wits university campus. I was most impressed with Joe and Lee, the technician who looked after me on the day. I was equally impressed with Mark’s speedy responses to Cathie original enquiries, and I remained impressed by the way both he and you dealt with me when we loaded some photos on the memory stick. In short, if you are asking how you can improve your service, the answer is do nothing Keep things just the way they are and you will continue to have very satisfied customers! We’ll spread the word whenever we get the opportunity. Thank you for all your help. The function went off well; your input contributed greatly to that success.      

Phern Calvert

Silva Sale

What an epic conference, sold out, festive and groundbreaking! I am not even sure where to start this email, 10months ago this conference was a pipe dream on the back of a notebook! Fast forward to the morning after and I do not have the words to express my thanks. You exceeded our expectations with your dedication, product knowledge, energy and spirit we simply could not have asked for a better partner!    

Marisa Goosen

Fluant Design & Advertising

Thank you for following up. Your team is always a pleasure to work with. They are professional and helpful and always prepared for anything which is a great asset when you have difficult clients like we have. Thanks for all your efforts and that we can always count on Upstage.  

Reinhard Lotz

Thank you for your email. Upstage always provides excellent service.