** Please note: Non-UNSW costume, prop and set hires are closed until further notice. Students, we're still open for your coursework! **
The UNSW Creative Practice Lab (CPL) manages the props and costume store with a truly eclectic assortment of items available to hire. From retro furniture to period lanterns and panniers to jeans, the props and costume store may just have what you need. Free for students to use in their course work, the store is also open to the film and performance industries for all scales of production (this does not include ‘fancy dress' party hire).
Prop Store Location
Creative Practice Lab - D8 Theatres building.
Costume Store Location
Ground floor of the Robert Webster Building (UNSW Map Reference G14)
Email CPL Designer, Paul Matthews or 02 9385 5684 (Monday to Friday 9.30am-5.00pm)
CPL Technical Equipment
There is a limited selection of equipment available for hire. Resources include video and slide projectors, theatre and film lights, and zoom recorders. Course work and research take priority in the availability and allocation of this equipment.
Email CPL Production Manager, Mark Mitchell or call 02 9385 4863 (Monday to Friday 9.30am-5.00pm)
Technical Resource Centre
Located on level 2 of the Robert Webster Building, the Technical Resource Centre manages our technical spaces and loans equipment to students. This includes three video/sound editing rooms, a stop motion animation studio, multi-media labs and a number of computer labs. Equipment available to students for their course work includes video cameras, basic lighting kits and audio recording equipment.
Contact the IT Service Centre or call 02 9385 1333.
Hire Terms and Conditions
The hirer takes full responsibility for items used and must replace items damaged or stolen, or reimburse the UNSW Creative Practice Lab the cost amount.
Care for Costumes
All costumes must be washed or dry-cleaned before return. Please discuss with the CPL Designer if you're unsure of which items need to be dry-cleaned. All items must be returned neat, ironed and hung on coat hangers where appropriate.
Unless discussed prior to the hire period, all items must be returned as hired. Alterations may be permitted but must be discussed with the CPL Designer.
Care for Properties, Furniture and Set Elements
Drapes and curtains must be returned in clean and good condition. Do not use staples, nails or adhesives (including tape) to fix these items as it causes damage to the material. Please return these in the same bag you received them in (each bag is labelled).
The CPL is not a hire company and does not provide insurance against theft or damage, only a service to the advantage of hirers who must ensure equipment is returned in good condition.
We recommend hirers have a contingency to cover unfortunate costs or take out adequate insurance should equipment be damaged or stolen.
Lanterns borrowed or hired are not covered by venue lamp levies, so any bulbs that fail must be replaced by the user.
The hirer must undertake to ensure that a suitably qualified person will be in charge of equipment at all times. The CPL will not replace, repair or maintain equipment that fails during a hire period.