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We have a large inventory of scenery and backdrops available for rent. All scenery is rented in complete packages only. WE CANNOT RENT INDIVIDUAL ITEMS FROM FULL SETS,WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BACKDROPS AND A FEW SPECIALTY PROPS (click here for more info). All of our scenery is stored in Tractor Trailers, 28' to 53'. Several shows are stored in 2 trailers. We provide trucking, or you can arrange to have your trucker pick up at our yard in Manorville, NY.

Some scenery and props were constructed in our own scene shop. Others were obtained from outside sources (Broadway, National Tours, Regional Theatres, etc.) Ideal stage dimensions are 34'-45' Proscenium opening with a 16'-22' height and 25' of stage depth. Many sets can be adapted for your unique venue characteristics.

We rent to many different types of organizations ranging from High School Productions, to Community Theatres, to Professional and Touring Productions. Pricing varies based on specific show rented, length of run, ticket price, and distance from NY. All rentals include a Gateway technician at the load-in AND load-out. There are NO exceptions to this rule. Transportation and housing for the technician must be provided by you. We normally provide the trucking but as mentioned above, you may elect to contract this out on your own.

Many people have asked to include pricing on the web site. This is difficult due to the unique details of each rental. As a base line, you can figure $8,000.00 as an average rental price for a one truck show, short run at a small theatre. Transportation costs are additional. Occasionally we can work out special prices for very short runs (high schools, etc.) or for multiple show deals.


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A Brief Description of Sets Available for Rental

Most sets come with complete props, furniture, and draperies. Click the photo of the set to view more pictures.

1776

Traditional unit set with rich wood tones. Separate unit for Jefferson's bedroom. Has a painted deck, independence hall exterior, and Constitution scrim. All furniture and tables provided for the interior of the hall as well as vote tally board.
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1776

42ND STREET

Touring set. Drops include Money, Backstage 42nd Street, Backstage Arch Street, Arch Street Exterior, Dames, Broad Street Station, Pretty Lady Scrim, Pink Scrim. Light-up and chasing signs for ballet. Large units accompany many drops. A versatile set. Good for many spaces.
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••Also Available••

A second set of eight (8) small dimes and one (1) large dime is available for individual rental.

42ND STREET

9 TO 5

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9 TO 5'

A CHORUS LINE

Includes 8 periaktoi 4' x 16', and hand crank winch for rotation. The three faces are black, Mirror (actual Broadway panels, recovered) and the finale (starburst) side. You must be able to fly or lift a 2,000 pound truss to rent this set.
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A CHORUS LINE

AIDA

2 arched wagons revolve around a center Dias. Fully motorized and computer controlled. Center of Dias has pool containing hidden fountain, also acts as receiver for waterfall effect. Many flying pieces some rigged with solenoids for quick release effects. Downstage area is a sand box - can be covered over by revolving "surfboards."
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AIDA

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

Touring set, goes up in 4 hours. Three beautiful light-up, deco Portals framed with purple velour legs and borders. Cafe tables and bentwood chairs included.
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AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

Avenue Q

Design for 2011 production. Includes upper platform for puppeteers and second floor windows.
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Beauty and the Beast

Brand new - Spring 2006. All props included - including the invention, Chips cart, etc. Automated castle pivots and travels up and down stage.
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1776

CABARET

This set was refurbished in 2004.  Large "Cabaret Stage Unit" rolls downstage complete with lights and traveler tracks - orchestra behind. Large rolling units for Cliff's room and hallway. Fruit Shop is a large flying piece.
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CABARET

CAMELOT

Touring set with large castle, stone walls, etc. Includes two large thrones and climbable tree piece for Wart.
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CAMELOT

CAROUSEL

Large set built for an opera stage, but can be scaled down for your production. Carousel created on stage by actors moving elements into place. Beautiful drops.
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CAROUSEL

CATS

Includes turntable, oversize props, and many other elements. We have additional elements not used in our production including stairs for heavy side layer. This set travels in 2 Trailers.
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CATS

CRAZY FOR YOU

Many wagons and flys. Can be used in a theatre with limited deck space, but fly space is a must. Includes three portals. Good looking and will fill most theatres.
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CRAZY FOR YOU

DORA THE EXPLORER - PIRATE ADVENTURE

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DORA THE EXPLORER - PIRATE ADVENTURE'


DREAMGIRLS

Full 22' computer controlled turntable and sliding panels allow for scene changes.
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DREAMGIRLS

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE


New in 2009
Complete set and props including plane for finale. Also includes show deck for upstage portion of set.

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EVITA

Traditional unit set. Three wagons shift from under main unit. Central platform rolls down for "Casa Rosada". Very few flying elements. Would work in a theater with limited fly space.
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EVITA

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

This set was renovated and re-painted in 2002. Similar to the original Broadway set. House opens to reveal the interior, and exterior has many different sides. Limited use of flying scenery. Tavern is an additional unit. Restored milk cart for Tevye and many hard-to-find old props.
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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

THE FULL MONTY

Built in 2005. Includes car and all props. All wagons move in grooved tracks - no automation. Full show deck consists of 3/4 and 1/2 inch ply laminated together. Flying pieces constructed out of 1-1/2" tube steel. Monty sign wired for many different chase options.
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THE FULL MONTY

FUNNY GIRL

This set was built to tour, and can be assembled in less than 5 hours. Incorporates 2 periaktoi, and a full set of hard masking legs. 4 rolling units, Follies portal, chase lights, etc. A very versatile set.
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FUNNY GIRL

A FUNNY THING ... FORUM

Traditional set with three houses painted with vivid colors. Can fit 30'-45' proscenium. All houses have two levels.
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FUNNY THING ... FORUM

GREASE!

Unit set with two levels and lazy susan type design under platforms which allows for smooth transitions and continuous action throughout show.
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GREASE!

GROUCHO

Full stage set. Very prop intensive. All extras as used in the NY production including period piano and bathtub. Original posters available. Used for filming of a P.B.S. special.
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GROUCHO

GYPSY

Built new in 2004. Scenery is designed to move quickly from scene to scene. Back wall of theatre is a hard piece rigged to fly to reveal cyc and also light wall for Rose's turn.
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GYPSY

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Set includes building and storefront portals that light up and frame the many scenes in this stage version of Frank Capra's classic story. Includes period furniture.
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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

JEKYLL AND HYDE

Incorporating many of the furniture, props and scenic units from the Broadway show. This is a multi-leveled design including a center "slip stage" used in many scene changes. Lab table is "pyro ready" as are certain scenic elements and props.
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JEKYLL AND HYDE

JOSEPH... DREAMCOAT

Off beat fun set. Two light up portals that chase. Will help any director have fun with the show.
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JOSEPH... DREAMCOAT

KISS ME KATE

Traditional set with connected dressing rooms unit for Lilly and Fred. Hallway fly unit with four doors. Major upstage bridge unit and arch doorways for Taming of the Shrew scenes including a working fountain and grape crushing barrel. All furniture props included.
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KISS ME KATE

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

Brand new, Summer 2006. Call for details.
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Legally Blonde

One of our most popular sets. Call for details.
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LES MISERABLES

Set originally from Walnut Street Theatre. Atmospheric design, All of the walls travel (Track not provided). Tthe large chandeliers and Javert’s bridge fly. There are NO Props or Furniture with this set


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LES MISERABLES

LITTLE MERMAID JR

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LITTLE MERMAID JR'

MAN OF LA MANCHA

There is no rake in this version. A very realistic looking design with gray stones and large central stair unit. Grating, etc. for dungeon.
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MAN OF LA MANCHA

ME AND MY GIRL

Built to tour. Mansion can be one or two stories, and revolves. Built to work with or without fly system.
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ME AND MY GIRL

THE MUSIC MAN

Traditional set units with scenic upstage drop. Paroo house is two sided. Few flying units.
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THE MUSIC MAN

NUNSENSE/NUNSENSE II

Can be used for both. Props and set pieces for Grease and Mikado. Realistic interior of a gym complete with basketball backboards, gym doors, etc. Audience actually played "hoops" on the set during intermission.
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NUNSENSE/NUNSENSE II

OKLAHOMA!

Two main units, visible throughout most of the show revolve for the various barns, and houses. Judd's house is a separate unit. Corn, ranch fence, and other dressing and western props with show.
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OKLAHOMA

PETER PAN

Set designed to work in conjunction with Flying By Foy or ZFX including large nursery windows. Complete nursery splits apart in 8 seconds for end of Act One flying sequence. Second act "Neverland" revolves to reveal "Underground". Pirate Ship for Act III rigged for "flying" battle.
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PETER PAN

PHANTOM (Kopit-Yeston version)

(Two Trailers) Unit set. Orchestra on 10' platform (can accommodate between 10 and 12 players) faintly visible thru set. Tracked deck-pallets come from upstage, chandelier (can be rigged to crash!) dry ice vents, spiral stairs, motorized boat, lots of light up special effects. Beautiful set!
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PHANTOM

Rainbow Room

Set buit and used for MY WAY, Frank Sinatra show. Can be used for a varity of club style shows. Practical sconces and other cool lighting tricks - this is a beautiful set. Does not come with grand piano!
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RainbowRoom

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

New Design incorporating all essential elements into a very workable package. Includes schooner, Hat table, prison bars, and of course "Madame Guillotine" Motorized stairs minimizing crew requirements.
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SCARLET PIMPERNEL

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS

Set built to tour. Large two story house with furniture. Several other wagons and large, beautiful drops.
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SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS

SHOW BOAT

Elegantly designed full stage two story showboat. Revolves to create ticket booth, kitchen and theater stage. Wonderfully painted showboat and Chicago drop.
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SHOW BOAT

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

Touring set designed around the use of stairs a la Will Rogers Follies. Rain deck pulls out of the stairs like a trundle bed. Numerous set shifts move quickly. Staircase adapts to any stage.
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SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

For conventional staging of show making use of the traditional practice of "in one" drops to mask changes. Large, good looking house revolves for interior and exterior scenes.
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THE SOUND OF MUSIC

SOUTH PACIFIC

Traditional set, this show has a beautiful upstage beach drop which "grows:" to enhance the island of Bali Hai in the background. Working shower unit. Large fullstage drops.
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SOUTH PACIFIC

STATE FAIR

National touring set rehashed from the Broadway show. Beautifully painted, lavish, versatile set. Guaranteed to fill any space.
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STATE FAIR

SWEENEY TODD

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SWEENEY TODD

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Brand new, summer 2006. Three fully automated turntables. Runs on 220V. Also includes automated elevator capable of ascending 7 feet. Available supertitle package runs on Microsoft Powerpoint Remote. All props and soft goods included, incl. rolling steno desks and typewriters.
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••Also Available••

A second set of nine (9) rolling stenographer desks is available for rental.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

TITANIC

(One Trailer) Versatile Touring set with motorized bridge unit can fit many different spaces.
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Titanic

TOMMY

Similar to Broadway design. It keeps the show in constant motion. Full stage tracked deck, 4 winches (hand operated), 8 aluminum lighting towers, 2 aluminum television towers and 30' flying bridge. Winner of the 1997 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Set.
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TOMMY

TWIST AND SHOUT

Beatles review show. Lighting and sound incorporated into set. Massive use of projection equipment. Three rear projection screens for use with slide and video equipment. Full video and slide package available including over 1,000 slides and all necessary computer software.
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TWIST AND SHOUT