RATstands Professional Range Brochure 2022 - Catalog - Page 2
In 1976 the orchestra
manager of the
Welsh National Opera
commissioned his brother
to design an all-new
illuminated music stand.
The orchestra bought 50 of the stands and
the RAT opera stand was born.
This original music stand was designed
and made by Andrew, who then formed a
business with two friends, Rolf and Tom. They
called the company R.A.T. Music Stands.
It became apparent that people in the theatre
industry had taken to thinking of music stands
in general as “ratstands”, just as many people
think of vacuum cleaners as hoovers.
In 2012 we acknowledged this fact by
changing the name of the company