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Props Store


The CUADC props store is packed full of useful items to help you add detail to your show! We have a selection of commonly needed items for productions of most genres, as well as a number of more obscure objects!

The props store is run by the Stage Managers’ Rep, and is located in the ADC Theatre. (Note: the props store is currently run by the Webmaster. Please use sm@cuadc.org to contact them re: props/anything SM related.)

The props store does NOT contain furniture. The ADC Theatre Management administers a furniture store, available to all shows at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom. Please address any enquiries about furniture hire, including tables and chairs, to production@adctheatre.com.

How to access props:

  • Email the Stage Managers’ Rep, at sm@cuadc.org, with any queries about the needs for your show. They will always be happy to tell you what’s available in advance.
  • The props store is by default open on Sundays. Please get in touch by email to book an appointment for getting the props for your show, including in the email a list of props you’d like to get. Such appointments must be booked by Thursday that week.
    • The exact time of the props store opening will be included in the reply to your email.
  • The props store is also open by appointment on other days of the week, for looking at/checking items (but not getting them out). When you get in touch we can try to arrange a time. Such appointments must be booked at least two days ahead of time, and are not guaranteed to be fulfilled (but we will try our best!).
  • Props may be used free of charge by any show affiliated with the ADC Theatre (including Corpus Playroom), and can be hired by anyone else looking for props for a negotiable fee based on quantity and quality of props. (See 02.11.22 Committee Meeting Minutes, Item 9.3)
  • Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about props at all, or any more general stage management queries!

Conditions of hire:

  • At the end of your show’s run the props must be returned by the agreed return date (usually the day after your show finishes)
  • Props should be returned to the “Props Return Shelves” which are just outside the Props Store
  • Please return your props in the condition you would wish them to be issued to you – in particular all crockery and glassware must be washed up.
  • You will incur a charge for any damages, losses, breakages, or significant degradation to the quality of the prop.
  • Contact the SM Rep with any issues arising.