Upstage Interactive is a Toronto-based design studio, working at the intersection of live event and interactive design. We bring game design principles and technology to the world of live event production. Exploration and play are essential to what we do. We’re passionate about pushing the limits of new technology, and finding innovative new uses for existing technology.

We’re not just about spectacle and technology; the human element is paramount in our work. Stage design cannot exist without consideration for the people who will perform on that stage, or the audience who will interact with the exhibit. Upstage Interactive combines a unique background of theatre and interactive work, which enable us to provide unparalleled service on a wide range of projects.

We’re proud to support our local independent theatre and game development communities.

We create innovative stage designs by combining elements of interactive design with theatre production.


Aaron Bernstein
Founder/Creative Director

A man of many talents, Aaron is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School, an alumnus of the Banff Centre, and was the recipient of the Wally Russell Lighting Design Internship at the Canadian Opera Company.


Content Creation

Whether you need a stunning panorama backdrop for your theatre production, or animated titles for your award show, we’ve got you covered.

System Design

Confused about lumens, throw ratios, cable runs or rigging? We love that stuff.
Let us help you determine the right equipment for your production, and work it all out so there are no surprises.


From the smallest black box theatre to the biggest opera houses, to museums, art galleries, conference centres and hotels.
We’ll be there, we’ll set the gear up, and we’ll make it work perfectly.


Video that reacts to audio? Audio that responds to video? Animations that follow your performers?
Whatever your needs, we can make it happen, with custom-programmed interactive and dynamic solutions.


These are just a few of the many projects we’ve had the pleasure of working on

Medication Meditation
Sound Design / Game
Talking Heads
Sound Design
Anxietyville – Consumer Hell
Game Development
Time Tremors – Genesis
Game Development
Time Tremors – AGO
Game Development
Time Tremors – Infinity
Game Development
Cadet Rex
Game Development
Game Development
John and Beatrice
Projection / Sound Design
Boxed In
Game Development
Seasons of Love
Lighting Design
The Glass Cage
Lighting Design
Lillian Alling
Così Fan Tutte

(416) 617-2639 aaron@upstageinteractive.ca