Direct Source for Unique Inventory, Technical & Design Services

Glamorous Events
Lighting Designs
Theme Decorating
Lounge Furniture
Fabrication
Complete Event Solutions
Gala Fundraisers
Personalized Service

What's In A Name

Some businesses just pop up. True for Ampa, but when it started to click in the 90’s, a great deal of thought went into what we wanted to be. The amphitheater in classical Greece was a feature of life for entertainment, celebration, politics, and oration. All productions were offered manually with traditional theatrical techniques. Artisans working with their hands, creating, providing solutions with a traditional theatrical approach, that’s us.  

Ampa, a complete source of production services and equipment for entertaining, branding,
to support a message, heighten awareness of a cause, and gather people for purpose and fun.

History

For nearly 30 years, Ted Rubis has played a role in life’s most poignant moments. The first dance between a new husband and wife. Friends reuniting to share decades-old memories. A political hopeful launching a career. Colleagues uniting toward a shared mission. Volunteers raising money for a cause dear to their hearts. Through it all, Ampa has relied on service as a founding principle: working with you to pinpoint needs  and  then delivering solutions to meet them.

Ted Rubis launched Ampa in 1985 as an entertainment-booking agency, building on his experiences with special events and his affinity for bringing people together. Responding to demand, Ampa expanded its services becoming more than a resource for entertainment and party planning. Ampa became a trusted event producer. By the 1990s the company offered complete designs including construction of stage sets, custom props and scenery, was invested in a warehouse full of lighting, rigging and audiovisual effects and developed a staggering inventory of theme decor. More importantly, we built a team… a team of creative theater professionals and artisans who know how to pull all the parts together, at any budget, to serve client’s needs.  Ampa can dazzle a large audience, bring crowds to their feet or discreetly fade into the background for those special moments… 

As a Virginia-based company, Ampa serves local, regional, and national clients. Hire Ampa and you are hiring a direct source of equipment, technical, and design services – a masterful company to orchestrate a total solutions or serve a specific need. Let us help you start celebrating, commemorating, and bringing people together. 

For nearly 30 years, Ted Rubis has played a role in life’s most poignant moments. The first dance between a new husband and wife. Friends reuniting to share decades-old memories. A political hopeful launching a career. Colleagues uniting toward a shared mission. Volunteers raising money for a cause dear to their hearts. Through it all, Ampa has relied on service as a founding principle: working with you to pinpoint needs  and  then delivering solutions to meet them.

What We Do

What makes Ampa stand out:  skilled staff, inventory, efficiencies and flexibility.  Ampa is equally able to orchestrate a total solution or provide one item of the event, tailoring our services to clients needs.  With all the equipment, services and personnel under one roof, at any budget, Ampa seeks to exceed client’s expectations.

  • Lighting Design/Rigging
  • Carpentry
  • Technical Building
  • Materials Analysis
  • Scenic Painting
  • Web Design
  • Hard Coat Technique
  • Directing
  • Meeting Planning
  • Scripting
  • Prop Shop
  • Seamstress
  • Event Management
  • Technical Directors
  • Production Scheduling
  • Trade Show Services
  • Audio/Visual
  • Prop & Stage Design
  • Artistry
  • Foam Carving
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Integration
  • Custom Gobo Design
  • Production Technology
  • Wiring
  • CAD Design Renderings
  • CAD Design Shop Projects
  • Meeting & Event Directors
  • Pre-production Services
  • Extreme Attractions
  • Games
  • Soft Goods

Team

Ted Rubis

Ted Rubis

President
Stephanie Rubis

Stephanie Rubis

Vice President
Cyril Suaris

Cyril Suaris

Art Director
Sandy Crowe

Sandy Crowe

Bookkeeper
Elizabeth Ringas

Elizabeth Ringas

Senior Sales Manager
Olivia Spear

Olivia Spear

Event Specialist
Mina Raychouni

Mina Raychouni

Sales Associate
Brittany Cloude

Brittany Cloude

Sales Staff
James Meekins

James Meekins

Lead Graphic Designer
Chris Mollen

Chris Mollen

Master Carpenter
Tripp Marcus

Tripp Marcus

Theatre Technician
Chris Gangloff

Chris Gangloff

Event Technician

Clients

Reviews

Ampa Reviews

by Matthew Crowe on Blank Business Name

The team did a great job and the room looked amazing, everyone loved it.  Thank you so much.  We all look forward to working with you on many events to come.

by Sam from CSI on Blank Business Name

Everything looked beautiful. Chris M was great to work with.

by Hillary on Blank Business Name
We always look forward to working with AMPA...

I have had the pleasure to work with Ted and his team many times. He has a wonderful selection of rental items, does stunning stage build outs, and so much more. When we partner with AMPA on an event we know we can trust them to act with professionalism and provide a flawless experience to our clients.

by Brittney Devine on Blank Business Name

Ampa Entertainment was extremely professional and helpful in all of our communications. Mina was my POC for the event and was always very helpful and available to assist me in getting quotes, pricing, and scheduling completed. They arrived on time for setup and take down, and I had zero issues with any of the games we ordered. We used them for our annual holiday party and their games were a huge hit - especially the Strike A Light game! I would gladly use them again in the future!!

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