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External Links

Breakaway Props & Glass

Alfonsos Breakaway Glass Inc Breakaway glass & ceramics [CA, USA]
Breakaway Effects Ltd Breakaway glass & ceramics [London, UK]

Equipment

Flint Hire & Supply [UK]
Tools for Stagecraft [USA]

Health & Safety

Health & Safety Executive [UK]
Online Sign Free Printable Safety Sign Maker
RU Safe? information and guidance about safety in small venues [UK]

Hire

A&M Prop Hire Props & Furniture [London, UK]
Curious Science Medical & Scientific Antique Prop Hire [London, UK]
Film Medical Contemporary & Period Medical & Scientific Prop HIre [London, UK]
National Theatre Hire Department [London, UK]
Palmbrokers Trees, plants & greenery hire [Berkshire, UK]
Stockyard Hire [London]
Superhire Props and Furniture Hire [London]

Makers

2D:3D Props, prototypes [UK]
3D Custom Foam Sculpted foam, 3D printing [Burnaby, Canada]
A Theme Design [Brighton, UK]
Artem Props, Special Effects, Illusions, Set, Practicals, Pyrotechnics [UK]
Autograph Foliages Artificial plants, trees and floral components [USA]
Creating the Impossible Props, Scenery & Magical Illusions [UK]
Data Repro Graphic Design, Paper Props, Vintage Repro & Print Services [UK]
Entify Props, Puppets, Scenic [UK]
Ferretteria Custom wrought iron [West Sussex, UK]
Final Creation Custom prop making [Leicestershire, UK]
Jagprops Props, Costumes and Sets [Leicestershire, UK]
John Frost Historical Newspapers Archive Service [UK]
Mr Flag Custom, historical, political flags [UK]
Peter Evans Studios Vacuum Formed Scenery and Prop details [UK]
Piggotts Flags and banners [UK]
Prop Studios Design, Manufacture, Installation of bespoke shop-fits, displays, set-builds. [UK]
Props 4 Shows Moulded Props of all kinds
SCENEgineering Scenic & Technical Solutions for events, stage & screen [UK]
ShowFX / David Mendoza Props, Staging, Effects [CA, USA]
Snow Business Snow Effects [UK]
Snowboy Systems Snow weather effects
Soft Sculpture [Coventry, UK]
The Magic Wand Shop Hand-made magic / fantasy-related props and costume [Sheffield, UK]
The Original Book Works Ltd Faux / Fake Books [Cirencester, UK]

Mask and Mould Making

History of the Mask
Monster Makers Supplies and Techniques
Noh Masks History of this Japanese form
Polytek Casting Alginate
Smooth-On Liquid Rubbers and Plastics [USA]
 Makers >> Craig Denston Design Masks, Puppets, Props
 Makers >> Facade Custom-designed masks [San Francisco, USA]
 Makers >> Mask Arts Company Custom hand-crafted masks [Manhattan, NYC, USA]
 Makers >> NorthFur FX Animal & creature masks & prosthetics [Toronto, Canada]
 Makers >> Rozani Carnival masks
 Makers >> Tentacle Studio Rubber moulding for props & costumes [London & Amsterdam]
 Mask Makers >> Pam Kersten Masks, Props [USA]

Materials

4D Modelshop [UK]
Cosmichrome Spray-on chrome finish [Ohio, USA]
Expanded Polystyrene Supplies Shapes, Mouldings, Carvings, Resources [Newhaven, UK]
IASCO Industrial Arts Supplies [Minneapolis, USA]
Make It From Foam Hot wire cutting [UK]
Reynolds Advanced Materials Rubber, Plastics, Mold-making [USA]
Spray Insulation Ltd Expanding Foam [UK]
Stephen Webster Plastics Vacuum-forming plastic sheet [UK]

Puppets and Puppetry

Amit Drori - Robot Puppeteer [Jerusalem]
Animations Online Magazine [UK]
Axtell Expressions Puppets Ventriloquism Specialists [California, USA]
Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry [USA]
British Puppet & Model Theatre Guild Resources from the original puppetry organisation [UK]
Image Theatre Black Light puppet theatre [Prague, Czechslovakia]
PAM (Portail des Arts de la Marionette) [France]
Puppet Centre Resources and advice [London, UK]
Puppeteers UK Resources and information [UK]
Puppetry Home Page Resource for the puppetry community [USA]
UNIMA Union Internationale de la Marionette [France]
 Makers >> Chiodo Bros [Team America] [USA]
 Makers >> Darryl Worbey Studios [London, UK]
 Makers >> Jim Henson Company
 Makers >> Paul Jomain Puppet Building, Design and Character Development [London, UK]
 Makers >> Purves Puppets & Biggar Puppet Theatre [Biggar, UK]
 Makers >> Tony Sinnett Professional Puppetmaker and Puppeteer [UK]
 History >> History of Puppetry (thanks to Madison) [USA]
 History >> History of Puppetry in Britain (Victoria & Albert Museum, London)
 History >> History of Puppets
  >> Marionettes BG Handmade Wooden Marionettes [Bulgaria]

Recycling

Scenery Salvage Recycle your scenic waste [UK]
Set Exchange [UK]
The Octopus Works - Ready, Set, Recycle Props, Set, Equipment [USA]

Resources

100 Best Sites for the Prop Maker
Allan Chapman & James Insurance Public Liability Insurance etc. [UK]
Crew Cover Insurance Public Liability Insurance etc. [UK]
La Playa UK Public Liability Insurance etc. [UK / USA]
Prop A Scene Directory of UK Prop Suppliers [UK]
Theatre Digs Booker Touring Accommodation Finder [UK]
This To That Glue Advice
Wrightsure Insurance Public Liability Insurance [UK]

Live Role Play

LRP Store Live Role Play / Fantasy costumes and props [West Sussex, UK]

Suppliers

Actor Cigarette Safe Smoking Prop
BJ Hardware Scenic and Ironmongery [London, UK]
Bloody Marvellous Washable Stage Blood [UK]
Bloody Stuff Effects, Breakaway, Blood Effects, Weapons [UK]
Breakaway FX Sugar glass & ceramics - very high quality [UK]
Flints Theatrical Chandlers Tools and Supplies [London, UK]
Get Dressed for Battle Live Action Role Play suppliers [UK]
Get Stuffed Taxidermy [London, UK]
London Taxidermy Natural History Hire and Sales [London, UK]
Messy Supplies Gunge, Foam, Slime [UK]
Pigs Might Fly Professional Theatrical Washable Blood [UK]
Pub Furniture Reclaimed Chairs and Tables etc. [UK]
Secondhand Pub Furniture Chairs & Stools
Skulls Direct Skull Props [Essex, UK]
Terrys Zimmer Frames Mobility Equipment [Okehampton, Devon]
Theme Traders Props & Supplies [UK]

Unions / Associations

ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) Training, Advice, Membership [London, UK]
Actors Equity [American actors and stage managers] [USA]
ALIA Australasian Lighting Industry Association [Australasia]
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers [USA]
BECTU Broadcasting, Entertainment & Cinematograph Trade Union (UK) [London, UK]
NCDT (National Council for Drama Training) [London, UK]
PLASA UK Professional Lighting & Sound Association [UK]
USITT United States Institute for Theatre Technology [USA]

Weapons

Bapty and Co. Weapons Hire [London, UK]
Barringtons Swords Swords, Guns, Weapons, Martial Arts [UK]
By the Sword Replica Weapon hire & sale [Florida, USA]
Foxtrot Firearms Firearms / Weapons Hire [London, UK]
Leon Paul Stage weapons & fencing supplies [London, UK]
myArmoury Resource for historic arms and arms collectors
Plug Fire Cap Guns Sales [UK]
Preferred Arms Hire and Sales of weapons and rubber replicas [USA]
Replica Airguns Non-firing replicas [USA / Canada]
Rogue Steel Swords and knives for stage use [IL, USA]
Swords N Stuff [USA]