INSTA-THEATRE Retractable Theatre System
Turn a Room into a Theatre Stage Instantly!
The SICO INSTA-THEATRE® concept is an innovative, full size performance theatre that folds conveniently into a pocket, or against a wall. Imagine transforming your cafeteria, gymnasium, or multi-purpose room into a professional theatre in minutes.
A SICO INSTA-THEATRE® will be a dramatic feature of your facility and a welcome asset to your community. Valuable space is not committed to a permanent one-use theatre room.
Save thousands of dollars in construction costs!
You can enjoy the benefits of a full proscenium theatre at less than half the cost of a permanent built-in theater. Maximize your use of space within Hotels, Community Centers, Schools, Churches, and Convention Centers with the SICO INSTA-THEATRE® . Facilities can now provide a professional theatre for their patrons without committing a large amount of space or cost.
Optimize your multi-purpose room space!
In its folded position, the SICO INSTA-THEATRE® consumes as little as 4.5' (1.4m) of depth. When unfolded, it provides a full, 24'-32' (7.31m-9.75m) wide by 16' (4.9m) deep performance stage inside the 17'-2" depth. Because it folds, it never permanently consumes the costly square footage of a permanent stage or theater.
Once installed, it takes only minutes to fold out and operate. When your performance is over, just fold it away and use the space it consumed for other activities.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3...
- Open the optional, vinyl protective curtain, revealing the beautiful theatre. (Stage sections and accessories are stored within the folded SICO INSTA-THEATRE®.)
- Simply roll out the front support towers and pivot the curtain tormentors (side wings) to each side. This hides the backstage area from the view of the audience. (Two person set-up.)
- Roll the easy-to-operate SICO® stage sections into place.
Power up the pre-installed theatre lights, attach the velcro stage skirting and you are ready for your performance.
Storage Takes Minutes
The mobile stages are folded up, the tormentor wing curtains are folded in, mobile towers at each front corner of the theater are rolled back, and the SICO INSTA-THEATRE® is ready for storage.
Depending on your specific theatre situation and other uses for portable stages in your facility, SICO® offers several options to accommodate your staging needs. Many height choices available.
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SICO’s® most popular stage comes in single or dual-height choices.
Very versatile stage adjustable to three heights with reversible decks.
SICO’s® basic, x-frame adjustable stage system.
All standard sizes are 14' high (427cm). Custom sizes available. Three sizes in the open configuration listed below.
- 24' wide, 17' 2" deep (731cm, 523cm)
- 28' wide, 17' 2" deep (853cm, 523cm)
- 32' wide, 17' 2" deep (975cm, 523cm)
The Performance Promise
1-Year Warranty on Insta-Theatre components and 3-Year Warranty for theatre staging.
SICO INSTA-THEATRE® Offers Professional Features
- Mobile towers are connected to front and folding top trusses at each corner that securely lock into place. Locks release from ground level.
- Swivel casters are durable heavy-duty 6"(15cm) casters that roll corner towers out easily from storage.
- Top canopy combined with side and back curtains provides excellent acoustics and prevents light leakage from performance area.
- Pulley system makes opening and closing the curtains a breeze for a fully professional production.
Full performance lighting system included!
220V power distribution cabinet
Professional remote lighting control
Dramatic Effect Lighting System
- 220V power distribution cabinet:
A locking security door includes six branch circuit breakers, a frame-mounted line breaker and a safety switch to cut power to the theatre when it folds back into storage.
- Professional remote lighting control:
Allows complete adjustment of lights from a remote location. Console comes with 50' (15.2m) of cable.
- Professional lighting system with dramatic effects.
- Six Par 56 luminaries and six 6"(15cm) fresnel spotlights - all with 500watt lamps.
- Two dimmer bars with six dimmers per bar.
- Color lenses to produce beautiful lighting effects.
Two layers of professional stage curtains!
The entire SICO INSTA-THEATRE® stores in a built-in pocket or against a wall in as little as 4.5' (1.4m) of depth.
Professional Inner Curtains
Protective Outer Curtain
- Professional velour inner theatre curtains are the same as those used on major stages around the country.
- Outer protective curtain is made of heavy vinyl designed to protect the inner theatre curtains. This optional protective curtain hides the theatre when not in use.
- Saves Time - Rolls out from the pocket or wall to a full performance theatre in minutes.
- Saves Space - Valuable space does not have to be compromised for a permanent theatre.
- Saves Money - A fraction of the cost of a built-in theatre. You can enjoy a full proscenium theatre at less than half the cost of a permanent theater.
- Versatility - Instantly transforms a cafeteria, gym, or multi-purpose room into a professional theatre.
- Free Space Configuration Analysis - SICO’s® professional staff can help you plan a SICO INSTA-THEATRE® into your new or existing facility. There is no charge or obligation for this service.
A Complete SICO INSTA-THEATRE® Package
Each SICO INSTA-THEATRE® comes as a complete package that includes all the components of a professional theatre. Each one can be customized to fit your facilities needs.
- Tower Package: Two 14', 13' or 12' High SICO INSTA-THEATRE® Rolling Support Towers and Folding Side Truss with Two 6' Wide Swinging Curtain Tormentor Wings.
- Beam Package: Front truss for 20', 24', 28' or 32' wide stage. Truss supports lights, front travelers and valance.
- Lighting Package: A premium 12 light system with professional easy-to-operate control panel connected by 50' cord to power distribution in left (stage right) tower. Either 208V, 3 phase, 40amp or 220V, single phase, 60 amp electrical service required. Basic 12 light and 8 light packages also available.
- Curtain Package: Bi-Parting Front House Curtains and Border Set with Rigging Pulley System, Stage Masking Curtains, Top Canopy, and Velcro Stage Skirting Drapes.
- Protective Heavy Vinyl Storage Curtain: On it's own track. Protects proscenium drapes when SICO INSTA-THEATRE® is in folded position.
- Wall Mount Attachment Framing Kit: Trusses, rigging, curtains, and lighting are supported by wall mounted frames.
- Professional Installation: Installed by experienced SICO® installers who also provide customer training seminar at time of installation.
- Freight: Included with purchase.
- Mobile Folding Stages: Your choice of any SICO® mobile folding platform stage which easily sets up & stores within the SICO INSTA-THEATRE® .
- Mobile Step Units: Equipped with wheels & guardrails, for one or both sides of stages. Optional choice of ramp system available.
- Guardrails & Mobile Storage Caddies for guardrail, ramp, and skirting storage.
NOTE: Guardrails provide an added safety feature and are required for use with all SICO® stages and risers.