Surrey & London’s Number One Rated Sound, Lighting and Stage Hire Company

Here at the Sounds & Light Hire Company, we have decades of experience when it comes to providing first-class sound and lighting hire across Surrey, London and Hampshire. Whether you need a stage hire in London or sound hire in Guildford, our reliable team are always on hand to provide you with exemplary customer service and support.

If case you’ve yet to work with us, we thought we would use this space to introduce ourselves a little bit, run through the various services we offer, and give you examples of the types of events we regularly supply our equipment to.

Who is the Sound & Lighting Hire Company?

We are a small but reliable team based in Guildford, Surrey. You could say that we’ve got a reasonably solid foundation within the industry as our personnel have over a century of experience of working in the events hire sector combined. We’ve been serving clients primarily in the London, Surrey, and Hampshire region for a number of years (we can travel anywhere in the UK), and we’ve developed our stellar reputation on the back of the continuous recommendations of our delighted clients.

We are genuinely passionate about what we do, and we work on a mantra of providing 100% customer satisfaction at a reasonable and competitive price. What perhaps makes us so unique is our ability to provide such a wide variety of hire packages and services, despite being a smaller operation than many of our counterparts.

Whether you need speaker hire for your London event or lighting hire in Surrey, we are big enough to cope but small enough to care. So what exactly can we provide for you when it comes to sound, speaker, stage and lighting hire?

Sound Hire Surrey, London and Hampshire

We can provide all manner of sound equipment hire for your events. Whether you need a PA system for you live DJ, or you wish to host a local live band, there’s nothing we can’t provide to ensure the sound is spot on. That includes live sound engineer hire from as little as £125 per day plus travel based within 25 miles of Guildford, Surrey, or London, should you require one.

Don’t worry if you don’t know your mixing desks from your stage monitors; our expert sound team is always on hand to listen to your requirements before providing a package that is a perfect match for your particular event. Hiring out equipment not fit for the event in question is something we’re increasingly witnessing in the industry, which is why we differentiate ourselves by offering state-of-the-art devices that are more than capable of performing their desired function.

We realise that our sound hire service, in many ways, is only as excellent as the sound equipment, which is why we continuously rotate our stock to ensure that not a single item is more than three years old. We also continually test and inspect all equipment before it’s deemed suitable to go back out on hire again. Every amp, mixing desk, and associated sound equipment is serviced every six months to consistently provide a reliable service.

In fact, our service is so dependable that, in over a decade of operations, we have never had any equipment failures. We put this down to our stringent care we take over our equipment as well as using branded industry-standard audio equipment like d&b, audiotechnik, XTA, and Pioneer.

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Lighting Hire Surrey, London and Hampshire 

We understand that for many events, lighting is just as important, if not more important, that your sound arrangements. This we found out ourselves when we started out as an audio visual company just under 20 years ago. We were increasingly asked to handle the lighting elements for our clients, and today we are now one of the best lighting hire companies across London, Surrey, Hampshire and the wider South West.

Despite providing several distinct hire services, we have a lighting equipment inventory that puts many lighting hire specialists to shame. LED uplighters, “sound to light” disco lighting effects, and high-end intelligent DMX moving head fixtures, we literally stock it all!

However, we further specialise in the latest and greatest in LED technology. We were one of the first hire companies in the UK to take on the lighter, brighter and cheaper 200w COB LED zoom Fresnel lantern, for example. We believe that LEDs are both the present and the future of the industry and have therefore invested heavily in this particular type of versatile lighting equipment.

Guess what.. We know that if you plan and getting people up and dancing, excellent lighting can make the dance floor all the more enticing. For DJs in particular, lighting displays are often half the performance. Whether you need disco laser lighting hire, or LED uplighting hire to make your event that little bit swankier, we can provide you with demos of all of our lighting equipment to ensure your completely wowed before committing.

Don’t forget our starlit LED dancefloor, if you really want to make your celebration unique!

Audio Visual Hire London, Surrey and Hampshire 

After spending decades in the industry, we’re fully aware that not every sound and lighting hire requirement is related to parties or discos. Conferences, exhibitions, and educational events take place every week in and around London, and we are more than happy to provide precisely what you need to ensure the occasion goes off without a hitch.

Lecterns, PA systems, wireless radio microphonesAV projectors and LED screens, are just a few of the AV equipment hire options we have available for you as the event organiser. We can also provide technicians and event production services, so you can focus on delivering your content and leave the rest to us.

Stage Hire London, Surrey and Hampshire 

Some celebrations or events require stage hire to accommodate acts such as live bands or DJs. Fortunately, we provide this too. We really are your one-stop shop! Whether you’re hosting a small outdoor festival, or you’re throwing a party to remember, we can provide a range of indoor and outdoor stage hire options for the occasion.

Our outdoor stage hire packages are perfect for all manner of events, such as outdoor festivals, small community gatherings, fun runs, and charity fundraisers. Any event that requires a central focal point is going to need a stage. If, on the other hand, your event is indoors, we also offer a range of indoor stage hire packages that are perfect for live bands, live speakers, or DJ sets.

Also included in the price is an experienced lighting technician, who will be able to help you achieve anything you want for the big day/night. Need us to deliver the stage and set up for you? Not a problem. Our team can provide a turnkey package in the London, Surrey and Hampshire region and beyond for a supplementary fee.

Do you Provide “Off the Shelf” Packages?

Yes, we do. We offer a wide variety of hire packages that are ideally suited to specific events such as weddings, birthday parties, small conferences, school productions, DJs, and live bands. We understand that as the average UK spend on birthdays and weddings continues to increase, you need a package that provides everything you need at a competitive price. With our “off the shelf” packages, you can view the price in advance rather than having to go through the rigmarole of a complex quoting procedure.

With our transparent sound and lighting hire packages, not only can you pick a package that works for your occasion without having a specialist technical knowledge, but you can also ascertain exactly what you receive as part of our service. There’s no ambiguity, and no running through technical jargon that doesn’t mean anything to you. You simply match up the package to your style of event, choose which size package you would like to opt for, and then book it in with us. It really is that simple!

If your event is a little bespoke, that’s fine too. Our expert team are always on hand to discuss your options in a way that you can understand without being condescending.

Do You Only Provide Dry Hire Services?

As mentioned, we are here to provide anything that you might need. If that includes a sound engineer, a lighting technician, or a small production team, then that’s what we’ll deliver!

We believe that we offer our additional staff members at extremely competitive prices. Better yet, if you do decide to hire one or more members of our team, you won’t need to worry about the equipment set up, operation, and subsequent dismantling, you can get on with running your event or enjoying your celebration.

Where Do You Offer Your Sound, Lighting and Stage Hire Services?

We primarily serve the region of Surrey, London, and Hampshire since we are based in Guildford, Surrey. However, we can travel pretty much anywhere in the UK. Our most popular locations for sound and lighting hire include but are not limited to:

  • Guildford
  • Woking
  • Leatherhead
  • Dorking
  • Aldershot
  • Farnham
  • Godalming
  • Farnborough
  • Ripley
  • Kensington
  • Horsley
  • Reigate
  • Redhill
  • Horley
  • Epsom
  • Cranleigh
  • Dunsfold
  • Weybridge
  • Walton
  • Berkshire
  • Middlesex
  • Byfleet
  • Knightsbridge
  • Ash
  • Hounslow
  • Richmond
  • Twickenham
  • Kingston
  • Chertsey
  • Sunbury
  • Ewell
  • Hawley
  • Haslemere
  • Windsor
  • Slough
  • Heathrow
  • Staines
  • Uxbridge
  • Ascot
  • Middlesex
  • Harrow

What About Delivery?

Delivery fees are charged at a flat fee of £0.70 per mile from Guildford town centre, and we charge for both legs of the journey (to your venue and back again). Regardless of where your event is being held, we must be made aware of any parking restrictions/access problems prior to your event so we can plan accordingly.

Similarly, we need adequate parking space for the delivery vehicles as well as parking permits (if required). Finally, we must have an appropriate, safe, and secure area to load and unload near the venue. A great deal of the equipment we hire out weighs a substantial amount, and thus we need to be as close to your venue as possible (ideally under 30 metres).

What if We Dry Hire and Need Help?

Don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for! From customers who have got stuck trying to turn on equipment, to others who need a hand turning speakers up, we are available via the telephone (even after hours) to answer any queries you might have.

If there seems to be a problem with a particular piece of equipment, we will come back to the venue and sort it out for you free of charge. For those of you unsure about dry hiring, we show you how to work everything (and prove that it’s working) before the equipment leaves the warehouse, so you needn’t worry.

Why Choose the Sound & Lighting Hire Company?

We have worked hard over the last several years to establish our reputation as Surrey and London’s number one sound and lighting hire company. Our 7-days-a-week operation allows us to give our customers unrivalled support, and our easy-to-understand hire packages will enable you to understand precisely what you’re getting for your money.

That said, if you have any further questions before hiring equipment from us, simply call us on 0800 8611136, and we’ll be more than happy to help.