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Shakespeare And Co Actor In Light

Shakespeare & Company’s talented scenic and props artisans have over the years designed, built and collected a number of hand props, furniture pieces and other scenic elements from a variety of historical periods and styles. Chances are good that we’ll have something to fit your needs.

Props, Furniture and Weapons Rental, Shakespeare & Co.

Props and Furniture Rental Fees:

Hand Prop, Furniture Piece, and Scenic Element rental fees are on a per week basis, are available upon reques,t and are determined by the Production Staff. There is discount for long term, multi week, rentals.

Consultation Fee: $25.00 per hour*

*All rentals are subject to a Consultation Fee to allow for our assistance in opening storage, pulling weapons, props or furniture or pulling, matching and sizing of costumes.

Props, furniture and scenic elements are released at the discretion of the Production Managers or Props Master.

Props and furniture are valuable items — deposits are held subject to proper return of a rental and will be utilized if repair or replacement is needed.

For more information on props and furniture available for rental, contact us.

Weapons Rental at Shakespeare & Co.

Weapon Rentals

Assembled over the course of 30 years, Shakespeare & Company has arguably the finest stock of stage weapons in the region. Stored and meticulously maintained in a climate-controlled armory by our dedicated Weapons Master, the collection includes a complete range of hundreds of fight-worthy and non-fight-worthy weapons, bladed and otherwise, including:

  • Broadswords, (long/short, light/heavy)
  • Rapiers (bell or caged hilt)
  • Daggers and dirks
  • Selected reproduction and deactivated firearms
  • Spears, staffs and battle-axes
  • Starfire, McCann Broadsword, and American Fencing Society weapons

Weapon Rental Fees

A selection of monthly rental fees. Contact the Weapons Master for more info, or to inquire about weapons not listed here.
All rental amounts are for the first month. That is the minimum rate. We do not do weekly rentals.
Rentals of longer duration will be negotiated case-by-case.

Broadswords (short/long)            $30/mo
Light broadswords (short/long)    $25/mo
Rapiers (cage hilt, bell hilt)           $30/mo
Daggers (8″, 12″, dirk)                 $20/mo
Wooden daggers                         $10/mo
Sheaths                                       $15/mo

A note about renting weapons: Rental of weapons is limited to those individuals or organizations that Shakespeare & Company deems trained in their use. Weapons are released at the discretion of the Weapons Master. A refundable security deposit will be required. We do NOT ship. All rentals pick-ups and returns will be the responsibility of the customer.

For more information, contact Bob Lohbauer.


Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.