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Nowadays every modern stage is equipped with sophisticated stage machinery equipment, which serves for artistic and technical purposes. Our experience covers the complete stage machinery, which can be used in all types of event venues. These are overstage machinery facilities, such as, fly bars and point hoists, lighting frames and electrified spotbars, lighting bridges, proscenium towers, side lighting ladders, as well as understage machinery facilities, such as, stage platforms, turntables, trap lifts, orchestra lifts and railing. Our experience covers also seating wagons, seating systems, curtain tracks and various stage doors.

A high standard of safety and availability is essential for safety-related equipment, such as fire curtain and smoke hatches. In our design we consider all country-related safety regulations and rules to provide reliable work of all safety-related systems and stage machinery.

Our extensive experience enables us to develop for our clients tailor-made solutions considering artistic needs, structural conditions and available budget.

Stage lighting is one of the most important tools used by the theatre directors to provide the right mood and atmosphere for the show. We offer our clients effective, energy-efficient and flexible light concepts. Thereby our light designers and light engineers have a large practical experience on stage and understand the needs of technical and artistic staff in the theatre.

Our lighting design comprises preparation of concepts and design documentation for stage and working lighting, connection tables, overview plans for the technical rooms, such as dimmer rooms and lighting control rooms, as well as preparing data (electric loads, requirements for ventilation etc.) for other participants of the project.

Each event site is equipped with sound, video and media technology. We advise our clients on all questions concerning these systems, focus on the requirements of the client and offer professional design. Particularly these markets develop rapidly, that is why the market experience and extensive background in the design of conference, audio, video and projection technology is very important.


Kunkel Consulting International GmbH offers you the following services for all types of performing arts’ projects:

  • Preparation of feasibility studies, briefs and cost reports
  • Engineering and efficient design on all project phases:
    • Schematic Design
    • Design Development
    • Construction Design
  • Preparation of tender documents and drawings
  • Evaluation of bidders
  • Participation in the tendering process
  • Construction management and on-site supervision, including safety tests of installed stage machinery equipment



Due to our long-term close cooperation with engineering companies specialized in other design disciplines our range of services can be expanded by:

  • Architecture
  • Room acoustics

On request we also can perform general planner functions.


Main focus areas


Since the company’s foundation in 1992, we provided our services for over 70 projects, including new buildings and refurbishment of existing buildings, among which are famous historic theatres, drama theatres, opera houses, dance theatres, concert halls, performing arts centres, conference centres, variety show theatres, city halls, school auditoriums, circuses, TV studios and other event venues of different types and sizes.

Opera houses

Each event venue is unique. The facility concept influences not only stage technology, but also architectural solutions.

Therefore we advise not only operators and users, but also architects on the needed room areas, heights, sizes and functional relationships. This helps to ensure that all kinds of events can be brought on stage without restrictions.

Event venues

Our focus lies on

  • Theatres
  • Opera houses
  • Multifunctional halls
  • Event venues
  • Special structures

and thereto related areas, like rehearsal rooms, workshops, storage systems for scenery and technical equipment, studios and the complete infrastructure.

Contact us!

Christoph Franzen

+49 (0) 6206 9813-0



Kunkel Consulting International GmbH is an officially registered member of the German Theatre Technical Society (DTHG) – the professional association for stage technology.


Kunkel Consulting International GmbH

Kunkel Consulting International GmbH
St. Wendelin-Str. 8
68642 Bürstadt, Germany

+49 (6206) 9813-0