Stage set up at the Foothills for a performanceAre you searching for an event venue in Nevada County for your concert or theatrical stage presentation? At the Foothills Event Center, we provide a one-of-a-kind experience for your concert, theater production, or celebration. With a custom-designed thrust stage featuring lighting and a sound system, The Foothills is sought after for performances and celebrations alike.
Our fully-mobile and customizable stage has become one of the most popular amenities at the Foothills Event Center, and for great reason. The stage is portable and adaptable, so we can move it wherever in our 3,000 square foot ballroom you’d like it.
In addition, our custom stage can be adjusted into various formations. For example, if your production involves many props or performers, you can combine the main stage with one of our mini 4×4 stages. Or, we can split the stage in half for you to provide more room for your audience. The choices are yours!
If you’d like to envision how our stage will work with your event setup, take a look at The Foothills Event Center’s sample seating charts and floor plans.
Dinner theater performance at the Foothills Event CenterA wide variety of events have used our stage, including:

  • Business presentations
  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Non-profit fundraising events
  • Pageants
  • Memorials and Celebration of Life services
  • Musical performances
  • Comedy shows
  • Church services

We’d be happy to meet with you so that you can discover how our stage can help you create a one-of-a-kind experience! If you’d like to come by and take a look at our stage, call us at (530) 271-1000 to schedule an appointment with one of our Event Coordinators.
The Foothills Event Center has enough space to hold a large audience, with a capacity of up to 450 people. Our stage works perfectly for a business meeting, fundraiser, birthday, or a large-scale dinner with a speaker.
A “thrust stage” provides a performance space in which the stage reaches out into the audience. The stage is surrounded on three sides by the audience, creating exciting visual opportunities for a performance space. The stage is flexible: the size, length, and shape of the thrust can be altered to accommodate the needs of each production. A significant benefit of thrust stages is that they provide an intimate feel for concerts, performances, and speeches.
In addition to our custom thrust stage, the Foothills provides:

    Stage set up and ready for a concert

  • A full sound system
  • Stage and ambient lighting
  • On-stage seating for performers
  • Podium
  • Wireless microphones
  • Projection screen
  • Parking for 140 cars
  • Accommodation for buses
  • Loading zone with easy access to our stage
  • Green room
  • 250 Mbps fiber-optic Internet


Call us at (530) 271-1000 to schedule your complimentary consultation and tour with one of our Event Coordinators.

We’d love to help you discover how the stage
can be customized to meet your event’s needs!


This article was originally published on November 18, 2015, and has since been updated. 

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