On this page of our website you can browse through our extensive collection of Backcloths. However, because we understand the intricacies of theatre venues, professional shows, amateur dramatics, pantomimes etc, we know that a quick phone call or visit to meet us face to face is the quickest and easiest way to ensure you get exactly what you need to make your show a success. We’ve been in theatre for over 40 years, both on stage and off, producing, stage managing, rigging, directing, singing, acting and pretty much any other role you can think of – so we can ask the right questions, understand your unique show and venue, and quickly identify the potential challenges you will be facing. Even if you ultimately don’t use our Backcloths, you can at least get some expert free advice, and even a biscuit with your tea if you come to see us.
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Scenery Hire can help you create the perfect Backcloths for your shows. Using a mixture of traditional hand painted techniques, plus the latest in large format high resolution printing and even digital projection – we have something suitable for any show.
We have a huge collection of scenery, backcloths and props to fit most theatres. Contact us today and we will do everything we can to ensure what you hire fits perfectly. Our cloth sizes are all shown on the website, whilst we cannot make them larger we maybe able to advise you on how to make them smaller to fit your venue.
Scenery Hire are Schools specialists & understand the issues you face. Please talk to us if you need any help with booking cloths for yor school performance. We can deal directly with your finance department. Hiring Backcloths probably won’t be your main job, so we are here to make it easy.
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 Backcloth? Backcloths 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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
We have put as many of the common (and the not-so common) 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.