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The National Theatre have an extensive collection of props available to hire from their store in London. Entry Pass members (the NT’s membership scheme for 14-25 year olds) are eligible for a discount.
Finding Sound Effects and Music
Remember that not all sound effects and music available on the internet are free or licensed to be included in a theatrical production - always check and respect the artist’s license and if necessary obtain PRS clearance for music - see our sound designer's guide. You must do this even if you have bought the music on iTunes or own it on CD - this does not give you a license to play the music for public performance.
You can also check out this soundscape resources handout created for a recent TAFF workshop.
ODW are based in Steventon, Abingdon and are an affordable resource for good quality period costume. Browsing and collection must be within opening hours by appointment. The store is not accessible by public transport and they do not offer delivery, so transport costs can significantly increase the cost of hiring from them. Their volunteers have an excellent knowledge of their stock and of period costume so it is worthwhile emailing ahead a list of items you require so they may check the stock before you arrive. If you bring a programme from a previous show to have hired from them and credited them, you are entitled to a 10% discount.