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 160 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TV, Broadcast, and Film
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adlib supplied a full production package incorporating lighting, video, sound and rigging for the recent UK leg of acclaimed comedy superstar Russell Howard’s “Respite” stand-up tour. This provided a great opportunity to further finesse their aggregate knowledge of designing and running the technical provision for an ultimate in-the-round experience. The Liverpool UK-based production and rentalRead more
Technical production specialist Adlib supplied lighting for two arenas at Creamfields 2019 – one of the best-known and most popular dance extravaganzas worldwide – and audio to four arenas, plus lighting and sound for the hospitality zone. Adlib was delighted – as always – to be involved with Cream, a brand that has defined theRead more
Adlib was incredibly proud to supply full technical production to the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup staged at the 11,000 capacity M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool. Adlib’s rental departments implemented a fully integrated video, lighting and audio package linking in with broadcast elements for BBC and Sky. The spectacle took place over 10 glorious daysRead more
Adlib supplied full production – lighting, video including LED screens and cameras, audio and rigging – to DF Concerts for the 2019 Glasgow Summer Sessions in Bellahouston Park that featured three dynamic gigs over two consecutive weekends, attracting over 100,000 people who rocked up to see headliners The Cure, Foo Fighters and The 1975. TheRead more