Special effects are our speciality! We have many special effects to hire for both pantomime and other theatre productions. The list below is not a comprehensive list, so if you can't see what you're looking for, get in touch with us!

Aladdin

  • Flying Carpets (7 variants available)
  • Elephants (2 available)
  • Chinese Dragons (2 available)
  • Dolly Mixture Man - UV prop for the cave made up of jewels that can form a man or various patterns.

Beauty and the Beast

Our special effects can be used for both pantomime and Disney's Beauty and the Beast productions.

  • Hydraulic Transformation Effects (3 available)
  • Beast Masks
  • UV Skeletons (2 available)

Cinderella

  • Flying Coach and Horse effects (3 available including one which tracks - more info below)
  • Articulated Coach and Horse effects (3 available)
  • Two other coaches
  • Steam machines for slapstick routine

Dick Whittington

  • Galleons (1 rocking and pitching hydraulic version, plus 3 others available)
  • Hydraulic King Rat’s toilet
  • Underwater UV Scene

Jack and the Beanstalk

  • Giants for Jack and the Beanstalk (three 4-metre-tall animatronic, a new lightweight animatronic plus 3 others available - more info below)
  • Beanstalks (6 available including 2 'Little shop of Horrors' style and 1 hydraulic - please note all of these work best in a UV scene)
  • Cows (8 available)
  • Giant's wobbly boots (for the base of the beanstalk at the end of the show)

Mother Goose

  • 2 x UV Geese 
  • 2 x Priscilla Goose Costumes

Peter Pan

  • Captain Hook's Galleon (hydraulic or non hydraulic effects)

Sleeping Beauty

  • Time Machine
  • Dragon / serpent (3 available)
  • Spinning Wheels
  • UV Spider

Snow White

  • Dwarfs cottage
  • Glass Coffin
  • Magic Mirror x 2

Other Special Effects

  • Many, many UV props of various styles (please enquire)
  • Sleigh (2 available)
  • Giant Pantomime toilet and bath
  • Moon Ring

Panto Animals

  • Cows
  • Geese
  • Mouse
  • Panda (several!)
  • Horse
  • Camel
  • Bears
  • Chickens
  • Rats
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Nana the Dog

If you don't see what you need on the list, just ask. We probably have it!

Flying Moon Ring

Available for pantomime hire and for productions of the Wizard of Oz, Crazy for You etc...

The Moon Ring does NOT come with any flying rig and therefore this effect requires a flying rig from a reputable flying company such as Flying By Foy.

 

Flying Coach and Horse

Our animatronic, flying coach and horses receive regular acclaim from critics and audiences alike.

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If you want them to come back for the second act, you have to send the audience off to the interval on a high. That is something the Norwich Theatre Royal achieves admirably, with one of the best pantomime horses in Pantoland. As the winged thoroughbred hauls Cinderella’s coach off the stage into a sky filled with fireworks, the effect is truly magical.
— The Stage
My two were totally amazed at the horse and carriage and when it started to fly and come towards the audience, Abigayle (aged 4) was open mouthed and said ‘Nana – it’s really flying’. She was truly amazed.
— Audience Member, Loughborough Town Hall

Animatronic Giants

The Giant is often left to the imagination of the audience in productions of Jack and the Beanstalk - not in ours! We have a range of animatronic Giants of various sizes that regularly wow our audiences when they make their appearance on stage.

An impressive giant!
— The Stage - Marlow Theatre, Canterbury
They reckon they’ve got the biggest giant in pantoland, and he probably is – his lumbering entrance sent the small child next to me diving under the seat.
— The Stage - Loughborough Town Hall

Little Shop of Horrors - Audrey 2 Plants

We have a fantastic set of Audrey 2 plants and a Dentist Chair for Little Shop of Horrors available to hire.