Renting Scenery and Props

Discussion in 'Scenery, Props, and Rigging' started by TD-Thom, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. TD-Thom

    TD-Thom Member

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    I have always struck a set back to stock units at the end of a run, however this year I did Mary Poppins, which has been wildly popular in the area. I have been contacted by a few groups about renting our chimneys and our breaking and self repairing tables.

    I have no idea how to price this....any ideas?
     
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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    Are they shipping it? How much area does it take up to store? What is your time worth to deal with it?
     
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    Thankfully most of the time dealing with it will be from our director of performing arts and it is local so they will be coming to my school for pick up and return. But he came to me asking about a dollar amount. The storage footprint is not massive, ~ 8x8.
     
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    kicknargel Well-Known Member

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    I would calculate the cost to build each item, in materials and time (and overhead), then rent it for some percentage of that. For something expected to go out once or twice a year, I think 50% of the cost to build new is reasonable. That's a market price; not so much a Brotherhood of Nonprofit Theatre price. Maybe 10-25% in that world.
     

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