Here we've collected a number of useful links that should help you put your show together! If you find a website that you think would be helpful to others, please send them to the webmaster for consideration.
- Autocad and Vectorworks are both free for students and are useful for creating .dwg rig plans and ground plans. Vectorworks is easier for beginners to get to grips with and has less advanced system requirements.
Suppliers and Hire
- Henley Theatre Services - HTS are proud sponsors of TAFF, and provide hire services from their base in Henley-on-Thames. They can provide a large range of equipment, and are happy to give advice free of charge. They are very used to dealing with Oxford student productions and are familiar with the venues we typically work in.
- Viking Stage Lighting - Viking are a large theatre hire firm situated in Norwich. Their delivery costs tend to be high, and so Viking are typically only suitable for large hire orders.
- THAT Event Company - THAT Event Company supply Sennheisser radio mic systems with headsets, audio systems from d&b audiotechnik, battery LED lighting units and standard theatrical luminaires. They are based in North Weston, Oxford.
Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe - ODW are based in Steventon, Abingdon and are an afforable 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.
- Strand Electric - Manufacturers of many generic fixtures, such as Plano Convex, Fresnel, and Profile Lights, as well as a number of lighting control devices
- Robe - Manufacturers of a large range of moving light fixtures
- ETC - Manufacturers of a large range of lighting equipment, including desks and the Source Four range of fixtures
- Zero88 - Manufacturers of lighting desks and other control products
- Martin - Manufacturers of moving light fixtures
- Robert Juliat - Manufacturers of high quality profiles and followspots, plus other generic fixtures
- Selecon - Manufacturers of profiles, fresnels, planoconvex and other generic fixtures
- James Thomas - Pioneers and Manufacturers of PAR fixtures
- ADB Lighting - Manufacturers of a full range of lighting fixtures, dimming and control systems
- Yamaha - Manufacturers of mixing desks and speakers
- Sennheiser - Manufacturers of high quality microphones, headphones and other equipment
- Steeldeck - Manufacturers of stage decking, seating, rostra and other staging equipment