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Stagedge Responds to Worldstage Closure

Stagedge Responds to Worldstage Closure

“Stagedge is disheartened to hear of the closure of WorldStage. These are unprecedented times and while they continue to be challenging for the event production industry, the teams at Stagedge continue to rise to that challenge. We (Stagedge) are proud of our continued growth in year 46 as a woman-owned business and industry pioneer and remain committed to providing world-class services to our clients and support to our immensely talented teams. Our success in this ever-changing market is a testament to our leadership team’s ability to make tough decisions, to adapt, and to cautiously return to full staffing; we believe this will have profound positive effects on the recovery of the industry and economy.” - Pat Basteri, President 

Stagedge extends a hand to our industry: We are always looking for Freelance talent – if interested please send your resume to our HR Manager at

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End Of The Line For WorldStage, Industry Institution

By Hannah Kinnersley Feb 23, 2022 01:01pm

After several days of social media rumors it has been confirmed that WorldStage, Inc, event technology services provider and legendary industry resource, has shut down laying off all its employees.

Terry Jackson, 30-year industry veteran and vice president, director of lighting at WorldStage, announced on Facebook, "Over the last two years, WorldStage has done everything it could to enable it to continue as a viable business —but due to an unprecedented unstable industry, where we all faced increasingly improbable odds for success, WorldStage regretfully has decided to cease business operations, as of February 21, 2022." He went on to say, "Know that I appreciate the time, energy, and effort of every single person that has graced our doors over the years. More than most will ever know."


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