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Equipment Rental Service for the Theatre Industry

Splitbeam has earned a global reputation for providing uncompromised Equipment Rental, Production Management and Service to the Theatre Industry.


Splitbeam has an uncompromising approach to servicing the industry is what differentiates us from the rest. Offering detailed, seamless planning and execution, minimises downtime allowing for a quick and well-ordered assembly.

By understanding the daily challenges of Theatre and the long-term rental market, we have tailored our costing to be more budget accommodating.

We believe that equipping our local designers with the best tools and technology to achieve their creative vision allows us to approach any size project with the same enthusiasm to deliver a seamless top-class production.

From school plays to road shows, training sessions and shopping centre promotions, long-term leasing for venues as well as some of the biggest theatre shows around, we service them all with the same enthusiasm – and if we don’t have the equipment you need, we will source it for you.

With quality and our clients needs at the forefront, our clients get the specialist technology required with Theatre-Friendly pricing.


Theatre Rental

Theatre Equipment Rental


Technical and logistical production services

Rental Packages

Short term or long term rental packages


Skilled Staff

Our highly skilled staff performs all servicing and maintenance to stringent quality control standards.


Gearhouse Splitbeam has an equipment rental solution for any project that requires equipment for an extended period.
Our theatre-based rental stockholding of Lighting, Rigging, AV and Audio has been tailored by industry professionals, to insure we stock the best possible product for your production. It is our uncompromising dedication to the Theater industry that has led Splitbeam to stock items and products that no other rental company in Southern Africa have in their stock holing.

We stock the largest rang of ETC Source 4 fixtures available in Southern Africa, with all the theatrical accessories as well as Altman, L&E, Robert Juliat, Thomas, and countless other  Conventional fixtures, System control, networking and buffering for systems of any size with GrandMA, ETC, Avolite, control Desk backbone. Intelligent lights, from leading brands, Vari*Lite, Martin, ETC, Robe, Elation.

  • Meyer PA Systems as well as Electro Voice, RCF.
  • Digico, Midas & Yamaha, Consoles.
  • Sennheiser radio Microphones and IEM systems.
  • DPA, Sennheiser, AKG, Neumann, Shure, AudioTechnica & EV Microphones  
  • ClearComm’s  Walkie talkies and CCTV systems for a theatre show of any size.
  • Playback systems and infrastructure.
  • Prolyft Aetos motors 1/4 , 1/2 & 1 Ton
  • Eilon wireless Loadcell systems.
  • All rigging accessories required for a venue of any type.
  • Media servers, WATCHOUT, Arkaos, Resolume, Catalyst, QLab
  • Panasonic Projectors
  • Switching and Distribution gear

Theatre Black Surround curtaining, Gauzes’, Flybar system, Sandbags, Kabuki Kit, Curtain Tracks.




We fulfil staffing requirements as well, including systems technicians for safe installation and dismantling, operators for the duration of your event and maintenance technicians for service and technical support.

​If your requirements are broader, take advantage of our Technical Director Service. 


Splitbeam can handle all the technical aspects of your production for you from the planning stages to completion,

We offer a Technical Director Service that can cater to your wider requirements. This service covers all the technical and logistical aspects of your production, from the initial planning stages to completion.

We will work on your behalf to coordinate with designers and venues, create technical schedules, compile technical riders, drawings, and budgets, source rental quotes, handle shipping documentation for sets and costumes, oversee set construction, collate lighting, audio and audio-visual packages, book transport and equipment, and hire crew members. In short, we take care of all technical and logistical needs so that you can focus on the creative aspects of your production.

​All our services can be tailored to your needs – whether you need assistance from the first load-in to the last load-out of your international tour or just need to safely move your show from one local city to the next.

​In short, leave the “nuts and bolts” of your production to us so that you can concentrate on the creative aspects.

In short, leave the “nuts and bolts” of your production to us so that you can concentrate on the rest.



We also “dry hire” our equipment to other rental companies and entertainment professionals who need specific equipment.

​For many years, lighting, audio and audiovisual designers have had to do with what was available in the venue or compromise within the constraints of their rental company’s particular stockholding.

You’ll be pleased to know that there is a local supplier who can offer you precisely what you need at the right price.



Splitbeam offers long-term RENTAL SOLUTIONS, ESPECIALLY FOR SCHOOLS. Because budgets for technical equipment in schools are often low to non-existent, we came up with custom packages that give your students access to the latest technology without giving you the financial stresses that come with owning the equipment.

​Hire all the required equipment at a fraction of the purchase price and without the burden of maintaining the equipment.



Units are available for use all year round rather than rented in - at a premium - 2 or 3 times a year.

A capped monthly spend makes for easy budgeting, and you will never again be overcharged for the equipment you need at the height of the season.

Simply upgrade to the latest technology when necessary without additional costs.

Your equipment is always in top condition and working perfectly - we service your equipment regularly onsite as part of the agreement.

Should something stop working, one call to Splitbeam will sort it out. We will drop off a replacement, and you are back up and running. Just like that!


If you have any queries about our services or would like to discuss your equipment rental needs, our team of experienced professionals are always available to assist you. We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and ensuring that our clients have everything they need to deliver outstanding performances. 

Please feel free to contact us using the information provided below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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