2440 Dinneen Avenue


Canavan Scenic & Light LLC is proud to celebrate our 20th year serving the needs of shows locally and around the world! A special thank you to our trusted clients, team members, and vendors for making it all possible!


Thank you to all our team members and clients - past and present - who have contributed to our sucsess!




Michael Canavan, CEO

Mike became involved in the technical side of theater in high school. By the time he was a junior, he had his own set of keys and set up every event which took place in the auditorium regardless if it was during school hours or in the evenings.

After earning a BFA in Lighting Design and Technical Production from University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 1985, Mike spent the next eleven years working on hundreds of live events in North Carolina, Washington D.C. and New York City.

As Mike worked on those events, he noticed that the producer's vision and expectations were not always met by what the equipment supplier arrived with onsite, which often forced the crew to scramble. He recognized this as an opportunity, not just to do a better job, but to save clients money. Therefore, in 1996, Mike founded Canavan Scenic & Light, Inc.

Since being founded, CS&L has supported clients on thousands of shows all over this country and around the world. When asked to identify the reason for CS&L's success, Mike says, "Our job is simply to ask our clients what they want, then give it to them. It is a remarkably simple formula that works!"