Prop Weapons Hire for Stage, Film & TV
The Altrincham Garrick has taken over management of the prop weapons hire business from HW Ltd of Denton, Greater Manchester. This includes a complete stock of weapons props (mainly, daggers and swords). The Garrick offers the same high standard of service many organisations around the UK enjoyed from the company. We have a large collection of theatrical weapons available to hire from us directly at The Garrick. Supply is from our secure storage in Altrincham
Please Note: we hire only to companies (amateur or professional) for use in stage, film or television productions. By law, our licence does not allow us to provide hire to the general public, or for any other purposes.
Please use the menu on the left to select the various categories of weapons we have in stock.
About Our Prop Weapon Hire Service
Established in 1980, Howorth Weapons Limited supplied stage weapons from its warehouse in Denton. These were hired out to theatre, film, TV and other similar organisations. In 2022 it moved home to the Altrincham Garrick, and the same weaponry hire service is now available via our Hire Department.
No project is too small. Please call our knowledgeable and friendly experts to discuss your prop weapon requirements; we are always happy to help.
We provide the fastest possible service, however for some items we are legally required to carry out background checks. We may need a minimum of three weeks notice prior to the required dates.
Altrincham Garrick does not hire out items for fancy dress, private parties, themed events or carnivals. We do not supply to the general public.
All weapons are covered by the Criminal Justice Acts, the Firearms Act or the VCR Act (2006).
We do not stock or supply any live weapons. They are all deactivated, non-practical or dummies, for use in stage shows, film, television and photographic/video.
We do stock and can supply blank-firing guns. These come with more stringent handling requirements.
We do not supply “fighting weapons”, only costume, set-dressing and non-practical items.
We also offer a full range of movie & film weapons, stage prop weapons and replicas for hire – pointed/edged weapons such as swords, knives & daggers, as well as other weapons and accessories.