Our Story

Stage THIS formed in early 2003 when owners Steve Francis and Simon Thirlaway met on set shooting a commercial.

Shortly thereafter they formed Electro Lighting LLC working out of a pickup truck and a small Silverlake apartment.

In 2012 they expanded their operations by opening their first stage location dubbed Stage THIS. Electro Lighting continued to grow and is now one of the premier suppliers of Briese lighting in Southern California.

Since its founding, Stage THIS has had the pleasure of hosting some of the largest names in entertainment and has grown to become one of the go-to cyc stages in greater Los Angeles.

To great acclaim, the Stage THIS brand grew to include its 2 DTLA locations, and our Echo Park XR stage.

Stage THIS and Electro Lighting look forward to continued success serving the Los Angeles production community in the years to come.