Adlib - Sound, Light & Visual Solutions

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Welcome to Adlib

As one of the longest established event technical service companies in the UK, we are recognised as experts in hire, sales and installation of professional sound, lighting and video equipment.

While we have grown to over 120 staff, we never forget our roots; our clients rely on their trusted technical partner to deliver consistently, reliably and with personal attention to detail.

Whether it’s a stadium, arena tour or the purchase of a single microphone, with the support of equipment from leading manufacturers we offer the highest level of service and support throughout the UK and Europe.

Our experience, team, and equipment resources are supported by ISO9001, ISO14001, and OHAS18001 management systems and we are one of the few companies in our industry to meet all three standards.

Event Tech Services

When Adlib provides full-service technical support, planning your event becomes much simpler. Our full-time staff of over 120 people support with design, project management and logistics for events as well as equipment hire, technicians and custom stage set design and build.


We have a long history of providing sound, lighting, video, and rigging for one-off comedy shows and tours including Jack Whitehall, Russell Howard, Ricky Gervais, and Flight of the Concords.

Corporate Events

Our dedicated corporate events team have provided technical solutions for corporate events including The International Business Festival (Exhibition), Travel Counsellors Annual Conference, and The Drum Awards.

Music Concerts, Touring & Festivals

Adlib have a long history supplying audio, lighting, video, and rigging for concerts, festivals, and tours. We support local venues as well as international touring artists, festivals, and one-off concerts.

Special Projects

Organisations like Liverpool City Council, National Museums Liverpool, and Liverpool One Shopping Centre trust us to provide the technical infrastructure for major exhibitions, festivals and public events.

Supply of Theatre Audio System UK 3


We have long-standing relationships with theatres like Liverpool’s Philharmonic, Playhouse, Empire and Epstein theatres, as well as professional and amateur dramatic theatre groups and designers.

Used ARRI 650 Plus Fresnel Spotlight


Whether it’s lighting, video, audio, or rigging. TV and film require a very specific approach. We stock specialist equipment and have full-time technicians who are experienced in the TV and film industry.

Equipment Rental

One point of contact for all of your sound, lighting, video, staging and rigging requirements. We supply carefully packaged, well maintained equipment to the events industry.

Full Service

One point of contact, for all of your technical requirements including sound, lighting, video, rigging, and staging.

Adlib Mersey Gateway Bridge Opening-2

Audio Rental

Arena sound systems, monitor packages, or PA hire for corporate events. We stock everything from line arrays to wireless microphones.

Fashion Show Production Catwalk Lighting

Lighting Rental

Our lighting hire inventory includes up-to-date fixtures from leading manufacturers like Clay Paky, ETC, Martin, and Robe. Control options include Avolites, Chamsys, High End Systems, and MA Lighting.

Panasonic Projectors Hire

Video Rental

From desktop projectors to LED video wall and camera packages for outdoor events, our video team stock cameras, vision mixers, media servers, projectors, LED screens, and distribution systems for all types of events.

Rigging Hire - Truss and loose event rigging equipment

Rigging Hire

Our in-house rigging department provides support to all other disciplines. When you hire from Adlib, our rigging team will ensure that you have everything you need to ensure a smooth and safe installation and show.

Backdrop Hire - Conference Stage Set

Stage & Set Hire

As well as our large stock of Prolyte and Litestructures staging, we have an in-house set design and manufacturing department who specialise in creating stage sets for conferences and corporate events.


We help you buy professional sound, lighting, video and staging equipment from a single sheet of lighting filter to arena sound systems.

Most major brands are available through Adlib and 30 years of industry experience mean that we can offer honest, helpful advice.


Our sales department have an excellent relationship with a wide range of pro audio brands. Whether you are looking to purchase a mixing console, a single microphone, or a complete sound system we offer helpful advice and competitive prices.

Battery Powered Uplighter Rental UK 2


We are able to offer helpful advice and competitive prices when you are looking to invest in professional lighting. We supply equipment from leading manufacturers including Avolites, Ayrton, Clay Paky, Martin, MA Lighting, and Robe.

video switching & routing


From single projectors to complex touring video packages and LED video wall, our sales department supplies video equipment from leading manufacturers including Panasonic, Barco, Kramer, and Unilumin.


Our installations department specifies, supplies, and installs sound, lighting, video, staging, and mechanical engineering solutions. Whether you’re an architect, consultant, venue manager, technician, church pastor, teacher or the procurement manager of a construction company we understand your unique situation because of our 25+ years’ experience working with others like you.

O2 Academy Bristol Installation

Live Event Venues & Theatres

Our installations team have designed and installed sound, lighting, video, and mechanical engineering systems for venues including Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Manchester Academy, and The Quays Theatre. Our extensive touring experience means we help you select rider-friendly equipment that will be cost-effective to maintain for the long-term.

AV Installation at Bethel Church

Churches & Places of Worship

Churches and other places of worship have a unique set of requirements when it comes to audio, lighting, and video installations. Our installations team understand the need for flexibility, volunteer-friendly equipment, and the unique challenges of working in listed buildings.

PA System & Lighting Installation at Liverpool College-5

Schools, Colleges & Universities

By choosing Adlib to install the sound, lighting and video systems for your theatre, studio, or hall you can be sure your students will be learning on industry-standard equipment that prepares them for working in the live events industry. At the same time, every installation is designed to be easy-to-use and full training is provided for staff and students.

Restaurant Audio Installation


Forward-thinking restaurants understand that a well-thought-out audio-visual installation is an opportunity to open up new revenue streams. From showing sporting events on big screens to offering your restaurant for corporate event hire, or offering PA system or screen hire as an optional extra to weddings and private events.

Sound System Installation at Manchester Velodrome

Sports Venues

Adlib apply their extensive experience providing technical services to major public events to their installations in sports venues. One recent example is the sound system supplied to Manchester Velodrome where Adlib’s advice saved on the cost of expensive acoustic dampening material but delivered spectators excellent sound quality.

Nightclub Audio Installation

Bars & Nightclubs

Sound, lighting, and video systems can be critical to the success of any nightclub or bar. When you choose Adlib for your installation we design a system to meet your budget, that can be easily added to with additional rented equipment for bigger nights or when you need to meet demanding technical requirements of touring artists.

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