Prop Hire

We have a huge range of props available to hire, from traditional theatrical props to contemporary items.

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We offer a wide selection of props that have been used in various RSC productions, available to hire from our Prop Store in Stratford-upon-Avon. If you want chairs and stuffed bears, skulls and seagulls, baskets and caskets and lanterns and luggage, then get in touch!

Who can hire props?

This service is open to anyone. Whether you're amateur or professional, for theatre, film or TV. We hire to schools, colleges, event organisers and private individuals, for parties or events, all are welcome.

To help us deal quickly with your requirements, please download the Prop Hire enquiry form, below. 

Two large puppets and a small bird puppet.
Wooden puppets in our Prop Hire Store.
Photo by Sara Beaumont © RSC Browse and license our images

Our Prop Hire Services

Many of our customers like to browse our store and select props themselves. With our staff on hand we can guide you to find the props that you require. If you can't visit the store in person, we can select props on your behalf and email images for you to choose from. We also offer a holding service to ensure your selection is available (subject to additional fees). 


Our prices are very competitive. Props are priced individually or in batches depending on the size, so you can hire as much or as little as you need.

  • After week one the price reduces to 50% for the second week, and 25% from weeks 3 to 12, and then 10% after that.
  • Our minimum hire period is one week. We don't hire for part weeks.

We accept credit card payments.

All props are hired under the basis that they are non-working props. For this reason we aren't able to hire out any guns or weapons from the armoury.

How to hire

Visits to our Prop Store are by appointment only Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm. To book an appointment, download and complete the Prop Hire Enquiry Form and email it to

You can call us on 01789 272357. We are located at:

RSC Prop Hire
Timothy’s Bridge Road
CV37 9UY

Please note that you won't be admitted to the building without appropriate footwear. The Prop Store is located in a workshop environment so all shoes must be closed toe.

Latest time for returns is 4.30pm

Prop Hire Terms and Conditions