DPL have been supplying professional lighting hire equipment, lighting design and technical production services to the entertainment industry for 23 years.
We have recently invested in new stock (please see our downloadable hire catalogue) and are offering FREE LOCAL DELIVERY to drama schools, theaters and hire customers in ESSEX - please call us on 01268 73 22 99 for more details.
The core hire business was founded in1989 by Managing Director, Darren Parker and provided a hire service to schools, colleges, theaters and drama groups, many of whom are still clients to this day. Since then the business has grown significantly yet we remain committed to offering the same levels of service to every one of our clients whether they are hiring one light or employing us to design an arena tour. Technical Director Pete Watts joined the business in 2008 and the in house team has evolved in such a way that we are now able to offer a full event production service; the logistical, technical and creative talent are all in-house.
We are often invited to work on “bespoke” lighting projects either as lead contractor or to partner other companies, these projects help us remain at the forefront of design innovation. Our partners cover ever conceivable aspect of the event and live marketing industries as you’ll see from some of the images in our gallery.
We cover the whole of the UK and Europe and serve an ever-growing number of clients, in various markets including festivals, concert tours and live music events, arena shows, conferences, schools, corporate events and theater productions.
We trade from 8,000 square feet premises in the South East and carry a comprehensive range professional lighting equipment, truss, rigging, cabling, media servers and effects all of which is regularly serviced. We also have a multimedia department offering a state of the art WYSISYG, 3D rendering and design service.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our equipment, our professionalism and are strive to provide excellent service at all levels of our business.
The brands of professional lighting hire and equipment we stock include Vari-Lite, Robe, Martin/ Mac, James Thomas Engineering, Chroma Q, Studio Due, Robert Juliat, High End Systems, Avolites, Green Hippo, Arri, ECT, Zero 88, CM Lodestar, Prolyte, Tomcat and slick (minibeam truss).
Amongst others, we are proud to have worked at, for or with Glastonbury Festival (John Peel Stage and the West Holts Stage), Bestival, Camp Bestival, T in the park, The RPO, Professor Green, N-Dubz & Dappy, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, The Playboy Club London, The 100 Club, Ray Davies, Status Quo, The Isle of White Festival, Audley End, Tatton Park, Belton House, Capesthorne Hall, Ragley Hall, Crystal Palace, Wembley Stadium, The Millenium Stadium Cardiff, Jodrell Bank and many many others.