Equipment Hire

Hire Equipment

Whether you’re staging a theatre performance, running a workshop or are involved with any other event linked to the performing arts, we have a variety of equipment to help make it run smoothly.
Our equipment for hire includes:

  • Reversible grey/black, portable Harlequin dance floor (with essential carry straps and storage bags)
  • Portable ballet barres
  • Outdoor events portable sound system
  • Captioning equipment to increase access to the performing arts for deaf or hard of hearing audience members. For more information about captioning hire click here.

If you are intending to hire equipment, it is essential to first review the Theatre and Dance NI Hire Equipment List to ensure you are aware of specifics in regards to equipment specifications and needs. To get a cost, please contact

Please note: You are only eligible to benefit for the member hire rates if you have a current membership with us for two consecutive years.

After deciding on the equipment you would like to hire, please click here to complete an online equipment hire booking form. This should be completed in full. The booking form will then be reviewed by the TDNI team to ensure that the requested dates and times do not clash with other bookings, or align with any prior causes of unavailability.

Once the TDNI team has confirmed your booking request, TDNI will issue you with an equipment hire agreement to be completed, disclosing the terms of agreement between the two parties. You should read this FULLY as terms and conditions of booking may have been altered since your last hire.

Once issued with the hired equipment, it is the responsibility of you to ensure that all equipment is used according to the hire agreement and COVID-19 health guidelines, and be liable for ensuring no damage or misuse occurs with the hired equipment.

If cancellation is required, there are specific cancellation policy guidelines that must be adhered to, enclosed in the TDNI equipment hire agreement.

Please note that due to COVID-19 special arrangements may be required in order to facilitate the hiring of equipment. Contact Molly at to find out more about hiring equipment.