Gopher Stage Lighting is a lighting and rigging resource for architectural, entertainment, and theatrical equipment. Over the years the
business evolved from a stage lighting rental company into lighting systems and integration services. Gopher Stage Lighting developed
a standard of excellence for our operations. We have a company wide commitment to provide you with excellent and reliable equipment
and service. GSL can simplify a complex project. Beginning with the designer's or engineer's vision of a lighting or rigging system,
Gopher Stage Lighting will make that system a reality, pulling together the various technologies into a fully unified system. From
basic systems to the latest in digital network technology we will work with you from design concept to system implementation to provide
a fully realized installation.
Gopher Stage Lighting provides factory based field service and support for installed lighting and rigging systems. GSL has several
factory authorized service technicians that can assist with troubleshooting and repairs. GSL provides support and upgrade services
for older Lighting and Rigging systems and full technical support for lighting control systems.
The range of services provided by us include:
Contract Document Review
Submittal and Shop Drawing Review
Product Review and Evaluation
Product Release and Shipping Coordination
Field Inquiries and Clarifications
System Commissioning and Testing
Rigging Safety Inspections
Retail Store of Theatrical Supplies
See what our clients are saying...
“Over the past 20 years I have used Gopher Stage Lighting on many great projects around the Midwest. From lighting skyscrapers, to finding us the right
gel sheet on a late Friday afternoon to appease some crazy theater director, from installing gorgeous curtains and drapes in multi-million dollar auditoriums,
to building us rock n roll trussing filled with state-of- the-art robotic lighting, from interior LED fixtures, to complex dimming systems for an entire
campus…….. we have asked the sales staff and in-field technicians for many things that are common in the professional world of touring and
professional productions, but foreign to nearly all local building and AV installation companies……. BUT at Gopher they speak my language
and have provided great service and support for myself and my employees time and time again. I have many friends at Gopher who battle alongside me and
help lift our projects to the highest levels and create unforgettable experiences for the patrons and clients.”
Owner of GSAudio, St Cloud Minnesota
“Working with Gopher Stage is always enjoyable! The team in place is very knowledgeable and I rely on them to get the job done and provide insight all
the time. They have always been responsive and available for questions on the installation when needed. Working with Dave, Karin, Ian, and Josh on U.S
Bank stadium was a pleasure.”
Project Manager - Parsons Electric
“We have enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Gopher Stage Lighting. Their rigging project management and installation team are exceptional,
these are theatre people who know how venues work and know how to provide highly functional systems to support that work. Their experience and clear
communication are invaluable, we recommend them with enthusiasm.”
“Gopher Stage’s knowledge of lighting control systems and having them involved from the beginning of the project was the key to a successful installation.”
“The folks at Gopher are super fast at getting me the supplies I need. They are also great at doing extra research to find solutions when I come up with
a particular challenge. If I need something I call Gopher.”
Minnesota State University, Mankato
"We want to extend our appreciation for the work that Gopher Stage Lighting has done on Allianz Field in St. Paul, MN.
Mortenson would like to thank Gopher Stage Lighting for being a true partner on the project, and specifically extend our appreciation for the work of your
technician, Josh Wood, for his performance during the project. Not only has he represented Gopher Stage in a professional manner at all coordination
meetings and interactions with our customer, MN United, but he responded graciously to the concerns around the facade lighting shows on Christmas Eve.
His response and thorough approach was appreciated by Mortenson and by MN United, specifically Dr. Bill McGuire.
The facade lighting system at Allianz Field is one of a kind, and we could not have executed it without the partnership of Gopher Stage Lighting and Gephart
Electric. Josh Wood and Josh Lentner have done a superb job with the programming and in helping MN United understand the capabilities of their
new building. It will no doubt be the signature of this facility."
“Thank you for the rigging installation! GSL is a class act all the way! GSL was personable and professional. Well Done!”
Pastor Paul Holte
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Neenah, WI
“This is my first experience using Gopher Stage Lighting and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Although everything looked good on paper and discussions
before issuing a contract were positive, as the old saying goes: The Proof is in the Pudding.
The project is a very complex project which required a tremendous amount of coordination with planning, submittals, shop drawings, material & equipment
procurement with coordination on the release of equipment for delivery to the project to meet various critical dates. This meant bringing in certain
pieces of equipment at different times as opposed to one full release. Due to jobsite conditions and the lack of storage, this was very beneficial.
Jim Barrett and David Johnson both have been great to work with. They have been very responsive to our needs, have assured us the timely completion of
the various elements required, and have a very good relationship with the designer which has been very beneficial.
To sum things up, yes the Pudding on this one has been smooth and tastes good. I would not hesitate to use Gopher Stage Lighting on my next project.”