The Backstage Centre to open its doors to the industry in March

One of the UK’s leading production rehearsal facilities, The Backstage Centre, will open its doors to the industry on March 1st and 2nd.

The Backstage Event will offer the opportunity to discover and demo new products from a number of the world’s leading professional audio brands, including JTS Microphones and renowned Italian sound reinforcement specialist FBT Audio.

Sat in the heart of Purfleet’s High House Production Park, and positioned just 11 miles east of London City Airport, the Backstage Centre has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the UK’s best equipped production and rehearsal destinations.

Taking place within the facility’s sound stage, The Backstage Event will feature demonstrations of a wealth of FBT audio solutions. Rental companies and live engineers will hear why the dual 10″ MUSEline array, twinned with the MITUS 218SA, has already proven itself in more than 4,000 projects worldwide. Installers will have the chance to test the extraordinary weather resistance of FBT’s IP55-rated Shadow loudspeakers, as well as the sharp Italian good looks of the Archon, Subline and Ventis series.

Alongside FBT, participating brands will include ADJ, Allen & Heath, DuraTruss, Elation Lighting, 5 Star Cases, JTS Microphones and Titan Power.

Guests will be invited to network freely with refreshments to hand, while testing and evaluating products in a relaxed but professional environment, including listening sessions and hands-on testing.

Starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm, both days will begin with seminars, followed by afternoon demonstrations and more.

“This is a great opportunity for rental companies, front of house and monitor engineers, and all members of the entertainment technology community, to experience these brands in one of the world’s best sites for technical rehearsals,” said FBT Audio (UK) Managing Director, Mark Parkhouse.

“It’s also an intimate enough event that we will be able to spend valuable time with all of our guests, so we can really understand their needs. This is a real world demonstration of what FBT and our partner brands can do.”

Entry to The Backstage Event is entirely free for industry professionals. Register at


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