Putting a play can be a lot of fun, and the set design and props can be as simplistic or as complicated as you want. There are a lot of different ways that you can acquire stage props for your play. Here are some ideas to get you started.If you have some really specific props or items you need, or maybe you just want to get them all in one place if possible, you many want to try a proper hire and theatre set company.
Why not check out Keeley Hire for hundreds of different props and pieces at www.keeleyhire.co.uk. Here you can find everything from bee hives and lamp posts to telephones and boats. There are hundreds of items available.If you want to purchase your props, but don’t have a lot of money to spend, why not do some hunting around in charity shops? You can often find all kinds of vintage and new clothes, accessories, and even furniture in charity shops for really great prices.
You could also look in discount furniture stores, craft stores, and car boot sales for other things you could use as stage props.Another idea is to ask friends and relatives if they have any of the items on your prop list that you might need. Some people hang onto everything and might have antiques up in their attic or out in the garage that you could use.
People you know with unusual clothing might be able to lend you a few things for costumes.
You could also try your hand at making some of the items you may need. Be creative. Use wood, paper mache, or even clay. Ask people to give you any leftover paint or fabric they have that you could use for your set or for building props.