Securing the Show Goes On Supporting performing arts departments through storage solutions

When you look around campus for storage opportunities, which departments come to mind? Most likely athletics and libraries, but what about performing arts? From sheet music to sound equipment, materials of all shapes and sizes need to be preserved to ensure they are ready and available for their users to put on their best performance. Here are a few solutions that can be implemented to amplify the impact of storage in your performing arts department.  

Mobile Storage 

Mobile storage can eliminate up to 50% of your current storage space or double your storage capacity within the same footprint. The versatility of Spacesaver’s mobile systems makes it possible to mount virtually any type of storage housing on mobile carriages, including your existing shelving and cabinets. This flexibility allows students and instructors to store their valuable performance equipment where they use it, limiting loss and damage from overhandling. 

Spacesaver’s mobile storage systems can be configured for powered, mechanical-assist, and manual operation and offer a broad array of safety features and programmable functions. 



Designed to adapt to both stationary and mobile storage applications, Spacesaver’s 4-post and case-type shelving offers a comprehensive choice of options. To enhance their functional utility, individual shelving units can be equipped with hinged doors, drawers, and bins, as well as a broad array of storage accessories, accommodating a wide range of media formats.  

Spacesaver’s shelving allows for easy installation with self-locking shelf supports, so no special tools or fasteners are required. Design options include a range of colors, panel materials, and finishes to accommodate the design of your respective institution. 

Light to Medium-Duty Mobile Storage 

For large brass, string, and percussion instruments or large set props that require special handling and require diverse size restraints, Spacesaver’s ActivRAC® Mobilized storage system is an ideal solution. The system is designed to maximize current storage space without the challenges of overcrowding and storage expansion. 

Designed to work with new or existing racking and shelving, ActivRAC® is available in electric-powered or mechanical-assist and can accommodate load capacities up to 7,000 lbs. with unrestricted lengths. 

Gear Lockers 

Knowing that the school day includes learning outside of the performing arts department and assigned lockers are sometimes at the other end of the school, gear lockers are a valuable addition to your storage space. Available in a broad selection of sizes and configurations to meet your specific needs, modular lockers are an ideal solution for educational and personal storage. 

Spacesaver’s modular lockers are made of durable steel construction and feature textured powder coat paint that is available in a variety of colors. Their stainless-steel lock plate and handle with locker number plaque provides added security and access to users, and can be configured for touch pad, key, or combination locks. 

Space for All Learning 

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