We're one of largest technical event equipment suppliers in the UK, with a huge state-of-the-art range available for hire, from lighting, sound and video to staging, power, rigging and drapes.

Whether you’re looking for a simple hire for a local village hall event, need to kit out multiple venues, require custom-made drapes for a TV show or you’re seeking a trusted partner to supply kit for a theatre production, concert or tour, we can help. With over 6,400 types of equipment available for hire – including the latest technology from leading manufacturers - and over 1 million individual items, we’re well-placed to meet all requirements.

We carefully maintain our equipment; each item is tested and checked after every hire by our dedicated in-house team. Not only that, but we pride ourselves on our customer service – our friendly, expert team always go the extra mile for our clients.

Visit our easy-to-use Hawthorn Hire Site. to see our full range of equipment and obtain an online quote.


Whether there are a few people or thousands, we’ll make sure you can be heard. From amplifiers to microphones, Hawthorn's sound equipment hire selection is one of the most extensive available. All available online, Hawthorn's sound hire catalogue lets customers choose the equipment they want at a time they want it - our huge range means our sound hire customers are never disappointed. Our sound hire inventory includes: 

  • Amplifiers
  • Microphones
  • Mixers
  • Playback equipment
  • Speakers and monitors
  • Radio systems
  • Effect processors
  • Public address PA Systems
  • Racks and stands
  • Cables and accessories


Hiring your lighting equipment from Hawthorn could not be easier. We have a vast range of equipment available - simply visit our lighting hire site for more information. Our online lighting hire inventory lets you see exactly what we have and lets you choose whatever you want at a time that suits you. Our lighting hire stock includes: 

  • Control Desks
  • Lanterns
  • Colour Changers
  • LED Fixtures
  • Intelligent Lighting
  • Strobes
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Wind Machines
  • Outdoor Lighting


With everything you need to rig your stage, Hawthorn is the first choice for large or small events alike.

Our extensive range of rigging hire equipment means that whatever your requirement, you can be certain that we will have all the big and little things you need. Our online rigging hire inventory has our full range of rigging equipment and lets you choose exactly what you need, down to the last strop or shackle.

Our rigging hire stock includes:

  • Access equipment
  • Clamps and fixings
  • Chain Hoists & motors
  • Shackles & strops
  • Staging equipment


When you have something that really needs to be seen, Hawthorn can provide everything you need. From the biggest LED video walls to the smallest plasma screen, Hawthorn's hire stock of top quality video and AV equipment means that whatever you need to display to your guests or customers, we will have an AV hire solution for you. Our video and AV hire range includes: 

  • Projectors
  • Plasma Screens
  • LED Video Walls
  • Monitors
  • Quick Assemble Screens
  • Control
  • Distribution Amps
  • Cables & Accessories


From decks to rostra and valances - our unrivalled staging hire selection means that whatever the platform for your event, we can deliver a stage that exceeds your expectations.

Our detailed online staging hire section lets you see pick your stage components and hire them exactly for the time and duration you need.

Our staging hire stock includes decks of all sizes and shapes, handrails, valances, scaffolding and rostra.

For more information about our range or advice on the most suitable staging for your event or venue, please contact us.


Hawthorn is a leading supplier of specialist drapes and Starcloth to the TV, theatrical and live events market and supplies a huge range of drapes and fabrics to many productions from X Factor to Strictly Come Dancing. As well as providing a drape hire service, we also create custom-made drapes tailored to your specific needs, so if you can’t see what you need on our dedicated drapes site, please do ask – we can help.

Our huge range of stock is serviced from Hawthorn’s London and Midlands bases, offering unrivalled UK coverage.