Theatre is very close to the heart of PRG, being the first market we operated in in the UK and USA. The West End is the home of the most successful and ground breaking theatrical productions in Europe, which we are proud to have a long and distinguished connection with. Our services to West End theatre productions include lighting hire, product support and service by highly trained, graduate level service technicians, and technical training for theatre lighting and video equipment.
From a handful of generic lighting fixtures for a studio theatre to the razzmatazz and ostentatious glamour of a full-size West End musical using multiple automated, moving lights; low-energy, high-output LED lighting fixtures, special effects lighting, followspots, control systems and making use of our prep facilities including the WYSIWYG pre-visualisation software. PRG has an unparalleled reach when it comes to the provision of lighting technology for theatre.
When it comes to video equipment hire, we have a wide range of customisable solutions such as many types of LED video tiles, which can be used either as a solid wall or built into parts of the set as additional scenic elements. We have the latest high-definition digital projectors and can project moving or static images onto virtually any surface, as well as the media servers and control equipment to make it all work.
We’re proud of our established association with so many iconic West End productions and have supported a long list of shows, including: Mamma Mia, Wicked, Lion King, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Book of Mormon, My Fair Lady, Cats, Thriller, Beautiful, Motown and so many more. Our long history of supplying lighting and video to the West End means we have a well-founded knowledge of most London Theatres, including: The Lyceum, London Palladium, The Piccadilly Theatre, Prince of Wales Theatre, The Noel Coward, Harold Pinter Theatre, Royal Albert Hall,The Palace and the list could go on a lot further. We’re not sure there’s a West End theatre we haven’t worked in at some point.
Our commitment to theatre is not limited to lighting and video technology hire, we have a proactive approach to training and education for both students and those already employed as theatre technicians, PRG are proud to be a gold member of the ABTT, as well as sponsoring several charitable events throughout the year, including the annual West End Bares fundraising show.
Please view the options below to see what PRG has to offer and visit our news blog to see examples of the shows we’ve recently been working on.