Fabrication Scene Shop - Custom Designs and Builds for Events

Call it theater craft or magic, the end result is the same: Ampa brings dreams to life. Marketing departments will develop fantastic brand images. Associations and worthy causes need to drive a message. Fundraisers need to be special every year. Who will translate the dream into reality? Who will build it? Ampa Events!
Ampa’s scene shop can build anything. A traditional theatrical scene shop drawing on theater craft to “set the stage” for any number of events is the solution for many programs. Ampa employs artists, master carpenters, scenic painters, seamstresses, mold makers, sculptors, cabinet makers, interior designers, and graphic artists. With carpentry, graphic design, CAD & laser routers, large format printing, and a variety of finish technics, Ampa Events translates what is on paper in the early phase of dreaming up an event, into 3D reality.

Design Process

How do you get from the board room and ideas on paper to a three dimensional touring marketing program? You hire Ampa Events.The process always starts with listening. During discovery, we listen for morsels of information, deep ideas and iconic elements to bring forward and develop. There are plenty of overt markers to work with, but Creative Directors at Ampa Events look for the extra sparkle for a meaningful end product. Adding value through branding. Creating memories through scenic decorating. Through scenic fabrication, Ampa Events translates dreams into reality.

Scenery & Props

Shop carpenters and artists collaborate to create a variety of traditional and nontraditional theatrical props and scenery in our application of theatre craft to the event industry in serving corporate, nonprofit and social clients. Props and the scenery are equally effective at a mitzvah or on stage for a product launch. Multiple materials, and fabrication techniques allow for endless opportunities to exceed the goals of clients.
Theme decorating made easy with scenery & props as party rentals through our event rental department. Ampa’s party equipment rental service offers unlimited choice.

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Master carpenters with backgrounds in theatre and stage production are always at work in our shop, hand-crafting beautiful furniture, bars, stage sets and props. We pride ourselves in using the highest quality materials, and in repurposing found materials into unique and functional products for our inventory.

Materials: Pine, Birch, Maple, Poplar, Veneers, Found Materials, and more.


Using expert sculpting and molding techniques allow us to bring any creative vision to life with eye-catching 3-dimensional elements. Our theatre-trained artisans are keen to capturing and realizing the dynamic aspects of scenes and stage sets that will create the most impact.

Materials: Polystyrene, Foam

Metal Works

Cut metal plates and angle iron are used structurally in a variety of applications. Lightweight aluminum is perfect for mounting signs and creating a variety of geometric structures used for both conferences and theme decorating. Aluminum tubing is fun to play with when designing new furniture pieces and accessories. Copper flashing and galvanized roofing materials make for fun decorative materials. Truss structures are the perfect tool for outdoor applications such as freestanding billboard kiosks and entrance arches used at a Maryland tourism event held on the National Harbor Pier. It is just another day in the life of Ampa Events when we are called upon for structurally sound solutions with certified engineering seals to comply with local building codes and received approvals from building inspectors… full service design, product, fabrication and execution of special events.

Materials: Steel, Aluminum, Other

Featured Project
Bates Motel

Classic theater design and carpentry, this incredibly detailed scenery was used as part of a Halloween program held at Greenbrier Resort for a corporate retreat for one of Hello Washington’s clients. Click on the photos to open them in a lightbox.

Featured Project
Washington Monuments

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Scenic Painting & Stains

The artistry of the theater is to trick the eye into seeing more and transport you into the story. Scenic painting shows depth, texture, style and affects the mood of every production. Projects can be monochromatic, full color scenic backdrops or murals in doctors offices. From disco party themes to Great Gatsby decor and 1920’s party supplies, paint colors and techniques make the products unique.

Do you need a mural painted in your dental or medical office? Just like Curious George, Ampa’s artists would love to paint a tropical jungle theme on your walls. Any theme. Any wall. Many techniques. Scenic painting and decorative painting for doctors offices, medical buildings and childcare facilities.

Fabric & Fabric Treatments

Velour, velvet, duvetyne, commando cloth, muslin, shears, spandex – from lovely stage drape to black drapes for the rehearsal studio of the Richmond Ballet, the use of fabric to cover corporate stage sets along with shears for weddings and spandex for shapes and structures, fabric is a flexible tool used frequently as a quick solution and in support of larger programs. Customers may rent party drape, ceiling drape, stage drape, sheer voile drape and more for any event.

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We work with all kinds of materials! Woods, metals, plastics, glass, and more!

Yes, we can build from your design sketches and CAD blueprints. The more detail, the better. And with rough drawings, we will redraw to provide you with a higher level of detail to make sure we are all on the same page and Ampa delivers the desired look.

We reuse as much material as we can! Using scraps of wood we’ve actually built tic tac toe boards for our sister site Artisans Market USA

Ampa Events proudly serves the following areas, including but not limited to:

Virginia: Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Reston, Chantilly, Rosslyn, Falls Church, Vienna, Manassas, Prince William County, Dumfries, Middleburg

Washington D.C.

Maryland: Baltimore, Annapolis, Silver Springs, Bethesda, Rockville, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Gaithersburg, Fredrick


New Jersey: Cherry Hill, SONJ, Souther New Jersey

North Carolina: Charlottesville, Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Outer Banks

Touring: As a touring production service company, Ampa Events will travel to you: Coast to Coast in the 48  continental states of the USA.

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