Who we are
We design and build the finest live equipment in the world. We are passionate artisans who understand set and stage creation in its entirety.
For us, the spectacle of the opening night is equally important as a quick, efficient load-out.
TAIT Stages, a twelve-part docuseries giving viewers a behind the scenes look at the world of designing and building large scale touring stage sets for world-class productions, is currently screening on AXS TV in the United States.
We are the suppliers of the stage sets for the top ten grossing shows of all time, the creators of the world’s largest landscape video screen and the people who partnered with NASA to put the lyrics of U2’s Beautiful Day into orbit. We embrace every challenge. We build the impossible. We are TAIT.
The products we design and build are modular, adaptable and durable. Wherever possible, they form a part of our rental fleet so that they can be used time and time again.
Our desire for constant improvement in everything we do manifests itself in our attitude to the legacy we’re leaving behind for future generations. We constantly reappraise working practices, design principles and management of resources. Exploring new technologies that are beneficial to the environment is a driving force in everything we do.
We’re continually working to make lightweight, streamlined products that can be transported with the lowest possible costs both to the client and the environment. Wherever possible, we use recycled materials to make our products.
Our commitment to a smaller carbon footprint doesn’t end with our products. For example, we avoid unnecessary travel with online meetings wherever possible.
We work with partners—suppliers, sub-contractors and factories—that share our values and integrity. We look for world-class craftsmanship, environmental awareness, outstanding customer service and a commitment to constant improvement.
Our suppliers are subject to a rigorous code of conduct to ensure they meet our high expectations for labour standards, human rights, health and safety, the environment and business ethics.
TAIT also serves as the global leader in the production of LED and scenic and staging elements for the live event and architectural markets, as well as the provider of automation and control equipment for the theatrical, motion picture, touring production and themed attraction markets.
In 2011, TAIT partnered with FTSI, a leading supplier of automation machinery and controls for the entertainment industry. With TAIT offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Japan and China, clients across the globe are assured a unique blend of revolutionary technology, high-quality craftsmanship and personalised service.
Michael Tait devises one of the first self-contained lighting towers dubbed the Tait Tower.
While working for the band Yes, Michael Tait founds Tait Towers.
Michael Jackson does his first moonwalk on Tait Tower’s uniquely designed and fabricated decking.
TAIT continues to grow, adding general manager James “Winky” Fairorth.
TAIT engineers staging for the record-breaking Rolling Stones’ Voodoo Lounge tour.
TAIT moves to a new location Lititz, Pennsylvania with over 40,000 square feet of space and a 25,000 square feet facility for set storage and staging rentals.
Adam Davis, Vice President, joins the TAIT family.
TAIT tracks the first video screen on the Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope tour.
TAIT continues to build sets and staging for the biggest tours of the decade, including U2, Madonna, Bon Jovi and The Police.
TAIT Towers announces a newly formed executive team with James “Winky“ Fairorth and Adam Davis as equal partners with Michael Tait.
TAIT invents its patented MagDeck system – a revolutionary and time-saving means of assembling a stage.
TAIT goes to space, partnering with NASA and U2 to design elements for a video shoot on the space shuttle Endeavour.
TAIT Towers and Frederic Opsomer found TAIT Europe, specialising in video scenic convergence. This new TAIT family becomes one of the most innovative and successful companies in the live entertainment industry.
TAIT partners with FTSI, a leading supplier of automation machinery and controls for the entertainment industry.
TAIT transforms the face of video overnight at the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony with the pixel tablet and wins a Guinness World Record title for the largest landscape video display.