October 2021: new UpStage launched!

UpStage has been completely rebuilt and the new platform launched on 15 October 2021 – get involved now to contribute to this exciting project!

UpStage dev team 2021
The UpStage dev team looking at the demo stage on a mobile phone January 2021.

As part of the Creative Europe funded Mobilise/Demobilise project, the new platform will function on mobile devices as well as desktop computers (no longer dependent on Flash) and incorporate other enhancements. Lead developer for this project is Paul Rohrlach, and the team includes Gloria W. and Nguyen Hong Phat. Read more here.

UpStage is an open source software development; we welcome any interested developers to join the team.

How to get involved:

Developers’ Blog

  • Changing of the Guard November 29, 2021

    Good morning everyone,

    I hope this post finds you well and getting ready for a well-deserved rest over the holiday season.

    I have been a part of the UpStage community since 2010 when I joined as a student contributor through AUT as my capstone project.  At the time, our legacy codebase was under active development and I ...

  • It’s time to go, 1.0! November 26, 2021


    We are thrilled to announce that today, 26 November 2021,
    we have officially released version 1.0 of the New UpStage!

    This is the version that will now go out into the world and be installed on other servers, for all aspiring cyberformance artists out their to not only create their ...

  • AR/VR possibilities in UpStage November 12, 2021

    We are delighted to welcome an A-frame developer to the UpStage team, to explore the potential of AR/VR in UpStage!

    MarinaMarina is a front-end/AR developer and web developer, based in Michigan. She studied computer science and music, and loves building ...

  • Squashing bugs and tweaking workflows! October 28, 2021

    The 12th beta release of the new UpStage was released on 27 October 2021.

  • Festival Programme! October 13, 2021

    The new UpStage platform will be launched at the Mobilise/Demobilise festival, which takes place online over the weekend of 15-17 October 2021.