Venue Rigging

We supply venue rigging services to some of the UK’s largest and most popular venues.

UK Rigging understand the importance of providing a professional, friendly, yet affordable service and work hard to ensure venue staff are happy with the service they receive.

Venue rigging supervisors provided by UK Rigging work in a way to assist visiting productions, whilst protecting the health and safety of persons affected by rigging activities and maintaining the condition of the building.

The Venue Rigging Service UK Rigging Provide

In most cases, an initial setup takes place which includes:

  • Liaising with venue staff and venue structural engineers to establish loads and limitations for the building
  • Designing a safe system of work and rescue plan for rigging personnel in the venue
  • Selecting and training potential venue rigging supervisors and venue staff

For every event, UK Rigging overlay, adjust and approve the rigging to be suspended in the venue, checking loads against structural requirements. UK Rigging liaise with venue staff, incoming productions and structural engineers as and when required. Venue rigging supervisors are supplied to oversee and assist with the build and de-rig of the event and to sign off upon completion.

As part of the venue rigging service, UK Rigging also ensure exceptional housekeeping of any rigging related areas. In many venues, UK Rigging provide advice about existing rigging installations, and inspection of lifting equipment and PPE such as hoists and rescue equipment.

The venue rigging process is tailored specifically to suit the varying ways that different venues operate.

UK Rigging currently supply the venue rigging services to:


First Direct Arena, Leeds

Venues - Leeds

When a production is taken into first direct Arena, your rigging representative will be met by one of the two Venue Rigging Supervisors. The first Venue Rigging Supervisor will assist with the mark out and rigging the show in the following ways:

  • Relay relevant information from UK Rigging
  • Decide how the points will be attached to the structure
  • Provide information about any secondary suspensions required
  • Sign off the event once the show is at trim height

Simultaneously, the second Venue Rigging Supervisor will look after the rigging in the roof, inducting and supervising production riggers.

Additional Services: UK Rigging installed the drapes and drape tracking system into first direct Arena.


ACC Liverpool


The Echo Arena

When a production is taken into Liverpool Echo Arena, your rigging representative will be met by the Venue Rigging Supervisor. The Venue Rigging Supervisor will assist with the mark out and rigging the show in the following ways:

  • Relay relevant information from UK Rigging
  • Decide how the points will be attached to the structure
  • Provide information about any secondary suspensions required
  • Sign off the event once the show is at trim height

Simultaneously, the additional Venue Riggers will look after the rigging in the roof, inducting and supervising production riggers. In addition to venue duties, the venue riggers will work as part of the rigging team to ensure events are rigged quickly and smoothly in Liverpool Echo Arena.

The BT Convention Centre

When a production is put into the BT Convention centre, your rigging representative will be met by the Venue Rigging Supervisor. With the team of the appropriate number of additional riggers, the Venue Rigging Supervisor will oversee the rigging work carried out and ensure it is done safely according to plan, liaising with the incoming rigging representative to ensure the client is satisfied.

Exhibition Centre Liverpool

When a production is put into Exhibition Centre Liverpool, your rigging representative will be met by the Venue Rigging Supervisor. With the team of the appropriate number of additional riggers, the Venue Rigging Supervisor will oversee the rigging work carried out and ensure it is done safely according to plan, liaising with the incoming rigging representative to ensure the client is satisfied.


Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Venues - Cardiff Arena
When a production is taken into Motorpoint Arena, your rigging representative will be met by the Venue Rigging Supervisor who will assist with the mark out and rigging the show in the following ways:

  • Relay relevant information from UK Rigging
  • Decide how the points will be attached to the structure
  • Provide information about any secondary suspensions required
  • Sign off the event once the show is at trim height.

Manchester Arena


When a production is taken into Manchester Arena, your rigging representative will be met by one of the two Venue Rigging Supervisors. The first Venue Rigging Supervisor will assist with the mark out and rigging the show in the following ways:

  • Relay relevant information from UK Rigging
  • Decide how the points will be attached to the structure
  • Provide information about any secondary suspensions required
  • Sign off the event once the show is at trim height

Simultaneously, the second Venue Rigging Supervisor will look after the rigging in the roof, inducting and supervising production riggers.

Additional Services:

UK Rigging installed the bespoke tracking, rising drape system into Manchester Arena.


Braehead Arena

Braehead Arena Installations 3
When a production is taken into Braehead Arena, your rigging representative will be met by the two Venue Rigging Supervisors. The Venue Rigging Supervisors will assist with the mark out and rigging the show in the following ways:

  • Relay relevant information from UK Rigging
  • Decide how the points will be attached to the grid and structure
  • Provide information about any secondary suspensions required
  • Sign off the event once the show is at trim height

Additional Services:

UK Rigging designed, built and installed the motorised rising and lowering ice hockey nets in Braehead Arena.


Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

When a production is taken into Metro Radio Arena, your rigging representative will be met by one of the two Venue Rigging Supervisors. The first Venue Rigging Supervisor will assist with the mark out and rigging the show in the following ways:

  • Relay relevant information from UK Rigging
  • Decide how the points will be attached to the structure
  • Provide information about any secondary suspensions required
  • Sign off the event once the show is at trim height

Simultaneously, the second Venue Rigging Supervisor will look after the rigging in the roof, inducting and supervising production riggers.

Additional Services:

UK Rigging installed the drapes and drape tracking system into Metro Radio Arena.

UK Rigging carry out the inspections of the rescue equipment.


The Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

Venues - Nottingham

When a production is taken into The Motorpoint Arena, your rigging representative will be met by the Venue Rigging Supervisor who will assist with the mark out and rigging the show in the following ways:

  • Relay relevant information from UK Rigging
  • Decide how the points will be attached to the structure
  • Provide information about any secondary suspensions required
  • Sign off the event once the show is at trim height

Additional Services:

UK Rigging has designed, built and installed the motorised rising and lowering ice hockey nets, drape tracking system and scoreboard lifting system in the main arena at The Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham. UK Rigging has also installed lighting trusses and a hockey net into the leisure rink.

UK Rigging carry out the annual inspection of installed lifting equipment and rescue equipment in The Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham.


Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield


When a production is taken into Motorpoint Arena, your rigging representative will be met by the Venue Rigging Supervisor who will assist with the mark out and rigging the show in the following ways:

  • Relay relevant information from UK Rigging
  • Decide how the points will be attached to the structure
  • Provide information about any secondary suspensions required
  • Sign off the event once the show is at trim height.

Additional Services:

UK Rigging has designed, built and installed motorised rising ice hockey nets, drape tracking system, catwalk sections, horizontal safety line system and scoreboard lifting system into Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield. UK Rigging has also installed items such as the display banners.