We have a large inventory of scenery and backdrops available for rent. All scenery is rented in complete packages only. WE CANNOT RENT INDIVIDUAL ITEMS FROM FULL SETS,WITH THE EXCEPTIONOF BACKDROPS AND A FEW SPECIALTY PROPS (click here for more info). All of our scenery is stored in Tractor Trailers, 28' to 53'. Several shows are stored in 2 trailers. We provide trucking, or you can arrange to have your trucker pick up at our yard in Manorville, NY.
Some scenery and props were constructed in our own scene shop. Others were obtained from outside sources (Broadway, National Tours, Regional Theatres, etc.) Ideal stage dimensions are 34'-45' Proscenium opening with a 16'-22' height and 25' of stage depth. Many sets can be adapted for your unique venue characteristics.
We rent to many different types of organizations ranging from High School Productions, to Community Theatres, to Professional and Touring Productions. Pricing varies based on specific show rented, length of run, ticket price, and distance from NY. All rentals include a Gateway technician at the load-in AND load-out. There are NO exceptions to this rule. Transportation and housing for the technician must be provided by you. We normally provide the trucking but as mentioned above, you may elect to contract this out on your own.
Many people have asked to include pricing on the web site. This is difficult due to the unique details of each rental. As a base line, you can figure $8,000.00 as an average rental price for a one truck show, short run at a small theatre. Transportation costs are additional. Occasionally we can work out special prices for very short runs (high schools, etc.) or for multiple show deals.
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A Brief Description of Sets Available for Rental
Most sets come with complete props, furniture, and draperies.
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Traditional unit set with rich wood tones. Separate unit for Jefferson's bedroom. Has a painted deck, independence hall exterior, and Constitution scrim. All furniture and tables provided for the interior of the hall as well as vote tally board. More info
Touring set. Drops include Money, Backstage 42nd Street, Backstage Arch Street, Arch Street Exterior, Dames, Broad Street Station, Pretty Lady Scrim, Pink Scrim. Light-up and chasing signs for ballet. Large units accompany many drops. A versatile set. Good for many spaces. More info
A second set of eight (8) small dimes and one (1) large dime is available for individual rental.
A CHORUS LINE
Includes 8 periaktoi 4' x 16', and hand crank winch for rotation. The three faces are black, Mirror (actual Broadway panels, recovered) and the finale (starburst) side. You must be able to fly or lift a 2,000 pound truss to rent this set. More info
2 arched wagons revolve around a center Dias. Fully motorized and computer controlled. Center of Dias has pool containing hidden fountain, also acts as receiver for waterfall effect. Many flying pieces some rigged with solenoids for quick release effects. Downstage area is a sand box - can be covered over by revolving "surfboards." More info
Touring set, goes up in 4 hours. Three beautiful light-up, deco Portals framed with purple velour legs and borders. Cafe tables and bentwood chairs included. More info
Design for 2011 production. Includes upper platform for puppeteers and second floor windows. More info
Beauty and the Beast
One of our most popular rentals! The automated castle travels up and down stage. All props included - including the invention, Chips cart, etc. More info
Set features movable side walls and bedroom unit, and a prop package that includes riot shields.
Large "Cabaret Stage Unit" rolls downstage complete with lights and traveler tracks - orchestra behind. Large rolling units for Cliff's room and hallway. Fruit Shop is a large flying piece. More info
Touring set with large castle, stone walls, etc. Includes two large thrones and climbable tree piece for Wart. More info
Large set built for an opera stage, but can be scaled down for your production. Carousel created on stage by actors moving elements into place. Beautiful drops. More info
Includes turntable, oversize props, and many other elements. We have additional elements not used in our production including stairs for heavy side layer. This set travels in 2 Trailers. More info
CRAZY FOR YOU
Many wagons and flys. Can be used in a theatre with limited deck space, but fly space is a must. Includes three portals. Good looking and will fill most theatres. More info
Full 22' computer controlled turntable and sliding panels allow for scene changes. More info
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Complete set and props including plane for finale. Also includes show deck for upstage portion of set.
Traditional unit set. Three wagons shift from under main unit. Central platform rolls down for "Casa Rosada". Very few flying elements. Would work in a theater with limited fly space. More info
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Similar to the original Broadway set. House opens to reveal the interior, and exterior has many different sides. Limited use of flying scenery. Tavern is an additional unit. Restored milk cart for Tevye and many hard-to-find old props. More info
THE FULL MONTY
Includes car and all props. All wagons move in grooved tracks - no automation. Full show deck consists of 3/4 and 1/2 inch ply laminated together. Flying pieces constructed out of 1-1/2" tube steel. Monty sign wired for many different chase options. More info
This set was built to tour, and can be assembled in less than 5 hours. Incorporates 2 periaktoi, and a full set of hard masking legs. 4 rolling units, Follies portal, chase lights, etc. A very versatile set. More info
A FUNNY THING ... FORUM
Traditional set with three houses painted with vivid colors. Can fit 30'-45' proscenium. All houses have two levels. More info
Unit set with two levels and lazy susan type design under platforms which allows for smooth transitions and continuous action throughout show. More info
Full stage set. Very prop intensive. All extras as used in the NY production including period piano and bathtub. Original posters available. Used for filming of a P.B.S. special. More info
Scenery is designed to move quickly from scene to scene. Back wall of theatre is a hard piece rigged to fly to reveal cyc and also light wall for Rose's turn. More info
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Set includes building and storefront portals that light up and frame the many scenes in this stage version of Frank Capra's classic story. Includes period furniture. More info
JEKYLL AND HYDE
Incorporating many of the furniture, props and scenic units from the Broadway show. This is a multi-leveled design including a center "slip stage" used in many scene changes. Lab table is "pyro ready" as are certain scenic elements and props. More info
Off beat fun set. Two light up portals that chase. Will help any director have fun with the show. More info
KISS ME KATE
Traditional set with connected dressing rooms unit for Lilly and Fred. Hallway fly unit with four doors. Major upstage bridge unit and arch doorways for Taming of the Shrew scenes including a working fountain and grape crushing barrel. All furniture props included. More info
One of our most popular sets! Call for details. More Info
Set originally from Walnut Street Theatre. Atmospheric design, All of the walls travel (Track not provided). Tthe large chandeliers and Javert’s bridge fly. There are NO Props or Furniture with this set
There is no rake in this version. A very realistic looking design with gray stones and large central stair unit. Grating, etc. for dungeon. More info
ME AND MY GIRL
Built to tour. Mansion can be one or two stories, and revolves. Built to work with or without fly system. More info
THE MUSIC MAN
Traditional set units with scenic upstage drop. Paroo house is two sided. Few flying units. More info
NUNSENSE/NUNSENSE II/Nunsense Amen
Can be used for Nunsense, Nunsense II, and Nunsense Amen. Props and set pieces for Grease and Mikado. Realistic interior of a gym complete with basketball backboards, gym doors, etc. Audience actually played "hoops" on the set during intermission. More info
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Touring set includes mansion wals, bedroom unit, bathtub unit, dining room table, chadelier that can be rigged for singing, and
a speakeasy unit that features both interior and exterior.
Two main units, visible throughout most of the show revolve for the various barns, and houses. Judd's house is a separate unit. Corn, ranch fence, and other dressing and western props with show. More info
Set designed to work in conjunction with Flying By Foy or ZFX including large nursery windows. Complete nursery splits apart in 8 seconds for end of Act One flying sequence. Second act "Neverland" revolves to reveal "Underground". Pirate Ship for Act III rigged for "flying" battle. More info
PHANTOM (Kopit-Yeston version)
(Two Trailers) Unit set. Orchestra on 10' platform (can accommodate between 10 and 12 players) faintly visible thru set. Tracked deck-pallets come from upstage, chandelier (can be rigged to crash!) dry ice vents, spiral stairs, motorized boat, lots of light up special effects. Beautiful set! More info
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Set features moving bus unit with interior and exterior, and mountable roof. Ayers Rock, Alice Springs, Les Girls drop and other scenic elements.
Set built and used for MY WAY, Frank Sinatra show. Can be used for a varity of club style shows. Practical sconces and other cool lighting tricks - this is a beautiful set. Does not come with grand piano! More info
Saturday Night Fever
Set includes disco wall designed to be backlit, club mirrors, multiple disco balls, hardware store, Brooklyn street units, hospital bed, Stephanie's stoop, show portal, and Verrazano bridge drop.
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
Includes schooner, Hat table, prison bars, and of course "Madame Guillotine" Motorized stairs minimizing crew requirements. More info
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
Set built to tour. Large two story house with furniture. Several other wagons and large, beautiful drops. More info
Elegantly designed full stage two story showboat. Revolves to create ticket booth, kitchen and theater stage. Wonderfully painted showboat and Chicago drop. More info
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
Touring set designed around the use of stairs a la Will Rogers Follies. Rain deck pulls out of the stairs like a trundle bed. Numerous set shifts move quickly. Staircase adapts to any stage. More info
Set includes cathedral walls with backlightable stained glass windows, and rotating rose window unit. Also includes police station, bar, and nightclub scenes.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
For conventional staging of show making use of the traditional practice of "in one" drops to mask changes. Large, good looking house revolves for interior and exterior scenes. More info
Traditional set, this show has a beautiful upstage beach drop which "grows:" to enhance the island of Bali Hai in the background. Working shower unit. Large fullstage drops. More info
National touring set rehashed from the Broadway show. Beautifully painted, lavish, versatile set. Guaranteed to fill any space. More info
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
Brand new, summer 2006. Three fully automated turntables. Runs on 220V. Also includes automated elevator capable of ascending 7 feet. Available supertitle package runs on Microsoft Powerpoint Remote. All props and soft goods included, incl. rolling steno desks and typewriters. More info
A second set of nine (9) rolling stenographer desks is available for rental.
(One Trailer) Versatile Touring set with motorized bridge unit can fit many different spaces. More info
Similar to Broadway design. It keeps the show in constant motion. Full stage tracked deck, 4 winches (hand operated), 8 aluminum lighting towers, 2 aluminum television towers and 30' flying bridge. Winner of the 1997 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Set. More info
TWIST AND SHOUT
Beatles review show. Lighting and sound incorporated into set. Massive use of projection equipment. Three rear projection screens for use with slide and video equipment. Full video and slide package available including over 1,000 slides and all necessary computer software. More info
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