Tried. Tested. Trusted.

The RAT Stand was born in 1976, when one of the UK’s leading opera companies commissioned the design of an all-new illuminated music stand. Since then, over 1000 leading opera houses, theatres, concert halls and performing arts venues all over the world have come to value our music stands, conductor stands, chairs, lights, and staging.

Sell out World tour? School band finals? Learning to play the flute?

Alongside our Professional range of music stands, lights, and seating solutions, we have also developed the RATstands Tempo range, allowing everyone to access the highest quality products at all price points.

Play your music with TEMPO!

Our Tempo range allows musicians to enjoy the best in quality and design for a fraction of the cost of our Professional range of products. This collection of music stands, chairs, lighting and other concert equipment is ideal for children, beginners, seniors, and pros alike.

"In less than 5 seconds, you can open and close the stand"

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Simple, beautiful designs

Our design philosophy is simple. Inspired by the world’s most demanding musicians, we create the best possible music stands, lights, and accessories. The result – a range of products that employ simple, beautiful designs and technically advanced materials to support new heights of artistic performance.

The world’s most portable music stand

The world famous Jazz Stand is the flagship product in the Tempo Range. The world’s most portable music stand, this professional product unfolds in just three easy moves from a flat pack that’s no larger than the size of the tray. Ideal for touring musicians and groups.


RATstands Tempo Range means…  

With the introduction of the Tempo Range, we are proud to cater for entry level musicians, part time players, and school string quartets, as well as some of the world’s greatest musicians and venues. If you want the best in design and quality for the right price, RATstands now has a product for you.