Dave D Events

School Support


Whether you’re looking to hire some scenery for your next production, wanting to upgrade your lighting and sound system, need to hire a technician to help with a drama exam, or would like some technical phone support, we are here to help.

Having worked firsthand before starting Dave D Events as a technician in a secondary school and later in a university, Dave and his team of technicians and support staff fully understand the needs and requirements of the education system.

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

School Productions

We have a vast range of scenery to suit various drama and musical productions, were always happy to hire a single set or prop or a full-scale production. If we haven’t got the item or scenery you’re looking for, we can still help, with our very own scenic workshop with the latest machinery including laser cutter we can manufacture scenery and props to meet your requirements.

Technical Support

Need a technician for your production or exam?

We have a team of technicians on hand ready to help and support with your requirements.

We are able to help with:

Supply of new equipment
Equipment upgrade
Short and long term equipment hire

Equipment repairs and maintenance
Lighting, sound and AV system design and installation
Technical support and advice

Equipment Repairs, Maintenance and Upgrade

When was your lighting equipment last cleaned and serviced?

Are you looking to upgrade your lighting system to LED?

Need an easy to use lighting desk?

Want to upgrade your radio microphones?

Were happy to help, our team of qualified technicians are happy to clean and maintain your equipment, we can derig you’re lighting and sound system, service and PAT test then re rig and focus afterwards leaving you all set to go.

We can also supply new and used equipment to upgrade your existing system and to fit within your budget.


With over 30 years’ experience working in the live events and entertainment industry we have a vast amount of knowledge on various types of lighting, sound and AV equipment. We are able to provide you with training on your own in-house equipment, this can be anything from basic training to more advanced training, depending on your needs and requirements. Please get in touch to discuss how we can help, were able to tailor our training to your requirements.

Hear What Our Customers Have To Say

I had been looking for a Greased Lightning to appear at our Family Fun Day for a while and I was delighted to find out that there was one to hire with Dave D Events. From my first enquiry Dave got back to me straight away offering a reliable and professional service. Everyone was so excited to have their photos taken in the care and it really made our Grease themed event more special. Thank you to the whole team from the booking to the delivery.

Rachel Todd MA – Marketing Manager

The car arrived on time and in great condition We had a few problems with access and getting the car in to the venue but these were overcome in a really friendly manner and solutions were found without any hassle.

The car was amazing and added a new dimension to the set. I really don’t think we could have done the show without it.

Michael Evans (Lecturer) – Performing Arts Knowsley Community College

Just a quick email to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team for the fantastic set and car for our production of Grease this week! It really made a huge difference, and contributed significantly to the success of the show!  I will forward you some pictures once I have downloaded them!  Equally, check out our @HavelockPerform on Twitter, where there are already some pictures!

Your delivery drivers were excellent – really helpful and professional, and did a lovely job with us last night, when we were so tired!

Emma Marshall – Havelock Academy

I have worked with Dave D Events for the last four years, as Chair of the Events Sub Group of Lymm Festival. Dave and his team have provided a quality service across a number of events from a small music event in the local Golf Club, to a fully staged outdoor event. I have been very happy with their technical support and also the working relationship. Dave and his team are always professional, courteous, supportive and reliable.

Sharon Cannell, Chair of the Events Sub Group, Lymm Festival

I use Dave D Events for all academy and corporate bookings. I find them to be extremely professional, creative, imaginative, reliable and efficient. They provide a first class friendly service at all times. No job is too big nor too small.


I have known Dave Dewsnip for a few years. I became a Drama Teacher in 2007, getting a job at Egerton Park Arts College in Denton. Dave was occasionally involved in performances at the school and a few colleagues sang his praises. When I decided to direct Bugsy Malone the Musical at Denton Community College, my first thought was to contact Dave, as I knew he would do a good job.

I was more than impressed with the service I was given. The communication and commitment to the project was first class; and this was not only from Dave himself but from other staff that work for Dave; including Alex, who was also brilliant throughout the process.

Bugsy was a great success and Dave was a pleasure to work with. The overall sound and lighting was exactly what I wanted and the technical rehearsals ran very smoothly. Whenever I needed advice or had any questions they were always answered. I would definitely use Dave again in the future………….Thanks Dave.

Angela Henry (Teacher of Drama) – Denton Community College

These Guys are amazing! The Grease car and other props were instrumental in turning our school production into a ‘professional show.’ The props looked amazing. The communication and whole process was excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending Dave and the team to support your productions. We most certainly would use them again. Thanks Grease Car

Dawn Price, Assistant Bursar, Holyport College

Dave and the team were a great company and team to work with, we had lots of ideas for customizing the set which they went out of their way to support with, and the end result was brilliant.

The team could not do enough to support throughout, even with the high volume of emails, and calls, from myself asking for additional items or support.

I would recommend them to anyone, and found them that good to work with, have already asked them to support with our next production.

Once again, we had a brilliant show, which sold out every night, and which with the set looked amazing.

If anyone would like to get a verbal reference for Dave and the team, please do contact me by email or phone, and i would be more than happy to…

Mark Fitzgerald – Production manager BSMTC juniors

Fantastic, friendly and efficient service, most helpful company I have ever used!

Sharon Bishop – Head of Performance, Highfields School