Theatre

Theatre

Sound, Lighting, Video, and Stage Engineering for Theatres

We work with venues, producers, and theatre companies providing sound, lighting, AV, and stage engineering to rent, buy, or install.

Everyman and Playhouse
Liverpool Philharmonic
The Lowry
Tamworth Assembly Rooms
Glasgow Concert Hall
Giant Spectacular - Liverpool's Dream
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Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room Installation
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Liverpool ONE Christmas Lights Switch On
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Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Sound System Installation
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Tamworth Assembly Rooms Installation
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"Memories of August 1914" - The Giants
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Elf - A Christmas Spectacular - Arena Tour
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Sound System Installation at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
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Audio Installation at The Quays Theatre
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Refurbishment at Liverpool Playhouse Theatre
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Installation at Queens Hall, Dunoon
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Services

Maintenance Contracts

Preventative maintenance is key to extending the working life and resale value of your equipment.

Whether you bought from Adlib or not, our service department offers maintenance contracts that will prolong the life of your equipment, reduce the risk of equipment failure, help you meet health & safety obligations, and ensure you get the most out of the equipment you own.

Rent

Long-term and short-term rental of sound, lighting, video and stage engineering equipment.

From arena tours of Elf and Mrs Brown’s Boys, to supporting grassroots theatre productions, theatre is a big part of our history.

Equipment Rental

We’ll work with your designers and supply an equipment package to their specifications.  We’ll ensure everything is packaged in the right way taking account of your touring schedule and changes you’ll make to the systems along the way.

We can provide as much or as little as you like—from a simple lighting console hire or wireless microphone package, to complex arena-size touring systems incorporating all aspects of sound, lighting, video, and rigging.

Design

Our Technical Services team and in-house designers can help design your production, or help you work out the best way to deliver on a new idea.

Want a space to work on your design? Our WYSIWYG suite is available to hire.

Full service

We work with producers, venues, designers, and theatre companies to provide technical advice, equipment rental, and technicians for long-term and short-term projects.

You get access to our designers, technicians, huge stock of the latest equipment, and over 35 years’ experience—from the earliest stages of the design process to the end of your last get out.

Elf - A Christmas Spectacular - Arena Tour
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Liverpool ONE Christmas Lights Switch On
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"Memories of August 1914" - The Giants
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Buy

From a single sheet of lighting filter, to arena-size lighting systems

Most major brands of audio, lighting, video, and stage engineering equipment are available from Adlib and 35 years’ of industry experience mean that we can offer honest, helpful advice.

It’s not about making a one-off sale. It’s about beginning a long-term relationship with you. That starts with helping you choose the right equipment, and get the most from your investment.

Buy New

We are distributors or dealers for the most popular and reliable brands of professional sound, lighting, video, rigging and staging equipment used by theatres all over the world.

We recognise that every project has a different budget, which is why we’re manufacturer-agnostic—helping you to choose the right equipment for your specific requirements and budget.

We offer helpful advice, competitive pricing and after-sales support to help you make the most of your new equipment.

Buy Ex-Hire

There are times when buying quality used equipment will enable you to get more from your budget than buying new.

All of our ex-rental equipment has been professionally maintained, serviced, and looked after by experienced engineers throughout its life so you can be confident you’re choosing a product that will last for years to come.

"Working closely with Adlib to achieve a flexible system that provides good coverage for everything, from amplified spoken word and theatre sound effects to full production music gigs within a tight budget has been both trouble free and very rewarding."

Dave Woodward , Head of Technical Services, The Lowry

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Install

A single supplier for sound, lighting, video, and stage engineering

Whether you’re an architect, consultant, venue manager, or technician, we understand your unique situation because of our 35+ years’ experience installing sound, lighting, video, and stage engineering equipment in theatres across the UK.

Our internal team will look after all aspects of your project from design through procurement, logistics, installation, and commissioning.

And we take time to explain why we’re making certain recommendations and how to get the best result from your systems.

Once the installation’s complete, you can make the most of your investment and get complete peace of mind with a tailored service and maintenance contract.

The processes and systems that we've invested in enable us to deliver consistently, in a safe environment, with a "can-do" attitude and friendly approach.

All of our project managers and site supervisors have undertaken IOSH SSTS/SSMS training and they ensure the safety of our team and co-ordination with other trades and contractors.

Electrical and mechanical installation is carried out by qualified, experienced team members.

Tamworth Assembly Rooms Installation
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Refurbishment at Liverpool Playhouse Theatre
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Installation at Queens Hall, Dunoon
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Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room Installation
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Audio Installation at The Quays Theatre
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Sound System Installation at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
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Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Sound System Installation
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"The complex challenge of refurbishing the safety curtains and the stage lantern in the Grade II listed Playhouse was managed by Adlib with tenacity and humour. Working collaboratively we now have systems that will give many years of reliable service, be easier to maintain, and present a much-improved look for audiences."

Robert Longthrone, Technical and Buildings Director, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse

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Brands

Established relationships with leading brands means competitive pricing and unrivaled support.

More than just equipment.

We’re the partner you never knew you needed. The exact right blend of equipment, experience, infrastructure, and creativity.
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More than just equipment

We’re the partner you never knew you needed. The exact right blend of equipment, experience, infrastructure, and creativity.
Learn more

More than just equipment.

We’re the partner you never knew you needed. The exact right blend of equipment, experience, infrastructure, and creativity.
Learn more

More than just equipment.

We’re the partner you never knew you needed. The exact right blend of equipment, experience, infrastructure, and creativity.
Learn more

Ready to talk about your project?

Whether you need a quote, or just some help and advice, we'd love to speak to you.