Location: Burbank, CA

Founded: 1990


CenterStaging is a rehearsal facility specializing in providing production and technical support for television and live performances. Founded by Jan Parent and Johnny Caswell more than 20 years ago, the facility has expanded to become an industry hub for A-list entertainers.

Notable Products

  • Backline equipment
  • Rehearsal studios
  • Sound stage
  • Production support

What to Expect

CenterStaging has carved out a niche market for television productions and musical acts that require rehearsal space to prepare for the big show. For more than two decades, CenterStaging has been the preferred rehearsal location for The Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Coachella, Emmy’s, BET Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and New Years Rocking Eve, among many other television and live events. The roster of artists that have poured sweat out on the rehearsal floors of this facility is an extensive list of icons that includes Michael and Janet Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Eminem, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Tool, The Smashing Pumpkins, Timbaland, and Guns N’ Roses, just to name a few.

CenterStaging’s 150,000-square-foot campus is located in Burbank, Calif., and houses 12 rehearsal studios, a 9,329-square-foot sound stage, and production offices. Also located within the campus are offices for vendors like Fender, Roland, Zildjian, Steinway and Sons, and Vic Firth. A major component to the company’s services is the backline department, which offers use of an extensive inventory of guitars, keyboards, and percussion instruments, as well as a wide array of pro audio consoles, amps, microphones, and other gear.

CenterStaging employs a staff of more than 50 individuals; working in areas such as audio engineering, show production, and the instrument department, as well as administrative roles ranging from information technology to artist relations. Catering to high-profile clients and major television events, the company depends on highly skilled and experienced individuals with proven abilities to work efficiently under pressure, while quickly adjusting to the changing demands of the job. When employment opportunities are available, vacancies are advertised on the company’s official website, as well as popular entertainment industry job boards. One important prerequisite to apply is having the ability to be respectful and tactful around celebrities. There is little patience for those who spend more time gawking at the famous faces that pass though the door than hauling gear.


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