ML-1600 Audience Seating Riser

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Maximize seating riser capacity and minimize labor with this portable audience seating riser system.

ML-1600 Audience Seating Riser

Versatility, flexibility, and reliability combine to make the ML-1600 Seating Riser the first choice of theater and facility managers around the world. You can seat your spectators in one of several possible configurations using the same components, and maximize seating capacity for each event. Seating Risers can be contoured to match the restraints of the venue or can accommodate pillars to allow you to increase your seating capacity in difficult areas. The one piece folding audience riser support assembly slashes hours off setup time. Just roll it into place and unfold it. The combination of our resonance-absorbing portable staging decks and the sturdy ML-1600 seating riser understructure helps spectators feel like they are on permanent risers.

Product Features

  • One-Piece, Folding Support Assembly

    Simply rolling the multi-level riser assembly into position and unfolding it in place. An 18-level riser is 54’ extended but only 5 1/2’ stored which saves you storage space. Maximize your seating riser capacity with sections contoured to facility structures such as pulpits, band risers, conductor’s podiums and pillars. Rely on consistent operation because the few moving parts require no tools, and seldom incur maintenance.

  • Modular Design

    Build to unlimited overall seating riser width by adding more audience riser supports and portable staging decks. Configure seating to best suit the event by adding or removing levels.

  • Lightweight, Reversible Decks

    Audiences will appreciate the StageRight portable riser deck because it feels more solid under their feet and the composite structure of the deck reduces distracting noise. Save on your initial investment by using the portable riser decks interchangeably on other StageRight portable staging support systems (such as Z-800 Multi-Purpose Staging) to facilitate diverse performance requirements.

  • Bridged Decks

    Greatly reduce leveling time because fewer elements contact the floor and the open area allows easy access. Minimize your initial investment and save storage space because fewer supports are required.

  • Locator Nodes

    Portal seating riser decks self-align quickly and easily, fastening without tools, clamps or clips. In a single step, placing the decks also aligns and connects the audience riser bays (sections).

  • Adjustable Screw Feet

    Compensate for uneven floors with 3” of easy, fine-adjustment leveling. 3/4” Acme-thread screw resists damage (compared to typical “V” threads). Protect floor surfaces with sure-grip 2 1/4” diameter urethane pads.

  • Nylon Bushings

    Unfold and fold the seating riser support assembly smoothly and quietly. Reduce maintenance by eliminating metal-on-metal wear.

  • Ball-bearing Casters

    Reduce setup effort by rolling the riser support assembly to and from storage and during extension and closure. Move the entire seating riser system assembled (if desired). Eliminate movement while in use: the casters retract after the audience riser system is positioned, allowing the screw feet to contact the floor and carry the load. Non-marring 5” diameter polyurethane casters with 900-pound load rating.


Due to the custom nature of ML-1600 Seated Choral Riser, please contact a sales representative at 800-438-4499 to discuss your facility needs and to receive design assistance, specifications and pricing.

Product Details


  • Audience Riser
  • Choral Riser
  • Seating Risers
  • Black Box Theater Seating Risers
  • Black Box Risers

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  • Sizes and Heights

    Available from 2 to 18 levels Seating Riser support options. Available with constant or multiple rises, including hyperbolic curved profiles. Portable riser decks bridging between two support assemblies are available in any width not less than one foot and not greater than eight feet. Pie-shaped portable staging decks are available to meet custom configurations.

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