Top Tips & FAQs

Get 40 years worth of expert Theatre help, Top Tips & FAQs from Scenery Hire.

We have put as many of the common (and the not-so common) Top Tips & FAQs questions we are asked here at Scenery Hire onto this page of our website. However, if you can’t find what you need, then of course calling us or emailing us is by far the quickest, easiest way to ensure your show starts on solid ground.

Call us 01633 862702 or email us info@sceneryhire.co.uk to discuss your needs, or arrange a visit.

General Theatre & Scenery Hire FAQs

What is the best way to Contact Scenery Hire? You can call us on 01633 862702, or email us on info@sceneryhire.co.uk. See this page for full contact information

We hope this answered the question – What is the best way to Contact Scenery Hire? – but please contact us if it didn’t.

What happens if i damage something? Please, please do let us know if you have damaged something. We will, if needed, try and send you an alternative and we can get the motions in place to try and repair any damages before it is booke dout again. Damage is chargeable.

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How do I make an Enquiry or Booking of a Stage Set or Cloth? Please send us an email to info@sceneryhire.co.uk with your enquiry, including dates of performance and your venue, or use the form on most pages of this site including the contact us page. We will then reply with a cost of hire and transport. Once you have decided on your show and confirmed with us we will then send through the relevant paperwork which will need to be completed and signed and returned (including a hard copy via post) and your invoice which will need to be paid by the dates on them. We then liaise with you about your scenery checklist to ensure everything you need and require is on it and then loaded on the lorry.

We hope this answered the question – How do I make an Enquiry or Booking of a Stage Set or Cloth? – but please contact us if it didn’t.

What are Scenery Hire’s Payment Terms? We ask for 50% non-refunadable deposit* when booking which is due within 7 days of booking, the final payment is due by the Friday of your ‘show week’ *Date of booking dependant. Backcloths are payable with cleared funds before the items leave our warehouse.

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What Sizes are the Stage Sets Props or Stage Cloths Backcloths? All the sizes of back cloths are on the website, with each back cloth individually sized. Props are a little more difficult to measure but if there’s soomething you specifically need the size of give us a ring.

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What is Scenery Hire’s Address? Unit 10, Avondale Industrial Estate, Avondale Road, Cwmbran. Torfoen. NP44 1UG.

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What happens if the Stage Cloth is too big when in the theatre? Backcloths can be shortened by using hold on clips (Purchased by yourself) 

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Can I Change the Colours of the Sets & Backcloths? The Colours of the Sets & Backcloths can be changed with clever lighting when in the theatre. They can be lit by your lighting person to match the rest of your set. The Sets andBackcloths tend to be painted or printed using colours you would expect from the scene, however, a clever bit of wash lighting can easily alter the colour to the audience to better suit the mood or scene.

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Stage Cloth Hire FAQs

What happens if i damage something? Please, please do let us know if you have damaged something. We will, if needed, try and send you an alternative and we can get the motions in place to try and repair any damages before it is booke dout again. Damage is chargeable.

We hope this answered the question – What happens if i damage something? – but please contact us if it didn’t.

What are Scenery Hire’s Payment Terms? We ask for 50% non-refunadable deposit* when booking which is due within 7 days of booking, the final payment is due by the Friday of your ‘show week’ *Date of booking dependant. Backcloths are payable with cleared funds before the items leave our warehouse.

We hope this answered the question – What are Scenery Hire’s Payment Terms?- but please contact us if it didn’t.

What Sizes are the Stage Sets Props or Stage Cloths Backcloths? All the sizes of back cloths are on the website, with each back cloth individually sized. Props are a little more difficult to measure but if there’s soomething you specifically need the size of give us a ring.

We hope this answered the question – What Sizes are the Stage Sets Props or Stage Cloths Backcloths? – but please contact us if it didn’t.

How do we Hang a BackclothBackcloths are hung by a ‘theatre bar’ All of our cloths have ties on the top of them which are tied around the bar to secure the cloth. Please do not make any sort of holes or cause damage to the cloths, any damage caused will be chargeable.

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How will the Backcloths be Delivered to me? We arrange delivery and collection for you. We use a courier service who deliver and collect Monday-Friday and will deliver to which ever address you confirm with us. If it is an option for you, you can arrange to collect and deliver the back cloths from/to personally (providing the Backcloths are in an enclosed vehicle and the vehicle is fully insured to carry the goods).

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How much does it cost to hire a Backcloth? Current charges are: £125.00+VAT per cloth for up to 7 days, £140.00+VAT for up to 14 days. You can hire for longer periods but please speak to us so we can quote accordingly.

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How long can I Hire a Backcloth for? As long as you need it for. Costs are calculated from the time the back cloth leaves our warehouse to the time it returns, there is also an option for you to collect form us personally (this needs to be in an enclosed vehicle and fully insured to carry the goods).

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How can I check if the Stage Cloth is available for my Show? You need to give us a ring and speak to Jill who can check availability for you.

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Can I use the Backcloths Outside? We dont hire out Backcloths or Stage Sets & Scenery for any outside events. Our scenery and back cloths are not equipped for water damage and would then be un-repairable.

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What happens if the Stage Cloth is too big when in the theatre? Backcloths can be shortened by using hold on clips (Purchased by yourself) 

We hope this answered the question – What if the Stage Cloth is too big for my venue? – but please contact us if it didn’t.

Can I Change the Colours of the Sets & Backcloths? The Colours of the Sets & Backcloths can be changed with clever lighting when in the theatre. They can be lit by your lighting person to match the rest of your set. The Sets andBackcloths tend to be painted or printed using colours you would expect from the scene, however, a clever bit of wash lighting can easily alter the colour to the audience to better suit the mood or scene.

We hope this answered the question – Can I Change the Colours of the Sets & Backcloths? – but please contact us if it didn’t.t.

Stage Set Hire FAQs

What happens if i damage something? Please, please do let us know if you have damaged something. We will, if needed, try and send you an alternative and we can get the motions in place to try and repair any damages before it is booke dout again. Damage is chargeable.

We hope this answered the question – What happens if i damage something? – but please contact us if it didn’t.

How do I make an Enquiry or Booking of a Stage Set or Cloth? Please send us an email to info@sceneryhire.co.uk with your enquiry, including dates of performance and your venue, or use the form on most pages of this site including the contact us page. We will then reply with a cost of hire and transport. Once you have decided on your show and confirmed with us we will then send through the relevant paperwork which will need to be completed and signed and returned (including a hard copy via post) and your invoice which will need to be paid by the dates on them. We then liaise with you about your scenery checklist to ensure everything you need and require is on it and then loaded on the lorry.

We hope this answered the question – How do I make an Enquiry or Booking of a Stage Set or Cloth? – but please contact us if it didn’t.

I can’t find a Stage Set for the Show we are performing? We have a vast amount of scenery in our warehouse and we havent got photo’s of it all, if there’s a show you are putting on and you would like to talk your options through with us please do give us a ring. Or send a list through via email to info@sceneryhire.co.uk and we can look at it for you and see what we can do.

We hope this answered the question – I can’t find a Stage Set for the Show we are performing? but please contact us if it didn’t.

What are Scenery Hire’s Payment Terms? We ask for 50% non-refunadable deposit* when booking which is due within 7 days of booking, the final payment is due by the Friday of your ‘show week’ *Date of booking dependant. Backcloths are payable with cleared funds before the items leave our warehouse.

We hope this answered the question – What are Scenery Hire’s Payment Terms?- but please contact us if it didn’t.

What Sizes are the Stage Sets Props or Stage Cloths Backcloths? All the sizes of back cloths are on the website, with each back cloth individually sized. Props are a little more difficult to measure but if there’s soomething you specifically need the size of give us a ring.

We hope this answered the question – What Sizes are the Stage Sets Props or Stage Cloths Backcloths? – but please contact us if it didn’t.

Can Scenery Hire supply a crew to help build or strike the Stage Set? Dont panic! There are various options you can choose from. From option 1 where this is just a deliver and collection at times to suit you to a full build option where we do everything when the set is delivered, built and then dismantled by us. Charges apply. The options are all explained in our Terms and Conditions and explain in detail what you will get in each, but do give us a ring if there are any more questions.

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Can I use the Backcloths Outside? We dont hire out Backcloths or Stage Sets & Scenery for any outside events. Our scenery and back cloths are not equipped for water damage and would then be un-repairable.

We hope this answered the question – **QUESTION** – but please contact us if it didn’t.

Can I Change the Colours of the Sets & Backcloths? The Colours of the Sets & Backcloths can be changed with clever lighting when in the theatre. They can be lit by your lighting person to match the rest of your set. The Sets andBackcloths tend to be painted or printed using colours you would expect from the scene, however, a clever bit of wash lighting can easily alter the colour to the audience to better suit the mood or scene.

We hope this answered the question – Can I Change the Colours of the Sets & Backcloths? – but please contact us if it didn’t.t.

Transportation for Stage Set Hire FAQs

What are Scenery Hire’s Payment Terms? We ask for 50% non-refunadable deposit* when booking which is due within 7 days of booking, the final payment is due by the Friday of your ‘show week’ *Date of booking dependant. Backcloths are payable with cleared funds before the items leave our warehouse.

We hope this answered the question – What are Scenery Hire’s Payment Terms?- but please contact us if it didn’t.

What is Scenery Hire’s Address? Unit 10, Avondale Industrial Estate, Avondale Road, Cwmbran. Torfoen. NP44 1UG.

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Can I change my Times of Delivery or Collection? Yes, contact us and we can talk it through. The office number diverts to a mobile if it’s an ‘out of office hours’ call. Please give us as much notice as possible to change dates and times.

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How will the Stage Set be delivered to us? The scenery and props will be delivered in a ridged sided lorry. We provide all transport so that the set you have is delivered accordingly and at times which have been previously agreed on the Terms and Conditions.

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Why Choose Scenery Hire?

Just a quick email to say thank you for supplying the backdrops for our ballet school show! They were great, and set the scene perfectly!

Emily Dart Barinowsky School of Ballet Barry Memorial, Barry August 17, 2017

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