Gearhouse Splitbeam has an equipment rental solution for any project that requires fixtures for an extended period.

Our theatre-based rental stockholding is comprised of ETC/Altman/L&E and Thomas Conventional fixtures, ETC/Avolite/Zero88 Desks, ETC/Avolite Dimmers, Wybron/Chroma Q Colour Changers and Robert Juliat Follow Spots, together with the largest stock of Vari*Lite and ETC Source 4 fixtures available in South Africa. 

All servicing and maintenance is carried out by our highly skilled staff to stringent quality control standards.

From school plays to road shows, training sessions and shopping centre promotions, long term leasing for venues as well as some of the biggest theatre shows around; we service them all - and if we don’t have the equipment you need, we will source it for you.


We fulfil staffing requirements as well, including systems technicians for safe installation and dismantle, operators for the duration of your event and maintenance technicians for service and technical support.

If your requirement is broader than that, take advantage of our Technical Director Service. We can handle all the technical and logistical aspects of your production for you from the planning stages to completion; liaising on your behalf with designers and venues, generating technical schedules, compiling your technical riders, drawings and budgets, sourcing your rental quotes, handling the shipping documentation for the import/export of sets and costumes, overseeing your set construction, collating your lighting, av and audio packages, booking transport and equipment and hiring crew on your behalf.

All our services can be tailored to your needs - whether you need assistance from the first load-in to the last load-out of your international tour or just need to safely move your show from one local city to the next.

In short, leave the “nuts and bolts” of your production to us so that you can concentrate on the rest.



We also “dry hire” our equipment to other rental companies and entertainment professionals who need specific fixtures for their own use.

For many years, lighting, audio and audiovisual designers have had to make do with what was available in the venue or compromise within the constraints of their rental company’s particular stockholding. Now there is a local theatre supplier who can provide exactly the right product at the right price.

It’s just our way of making sure all lighting theatre designers have access to the fixtures they need to produce the best results, without being tied to one rental company. Let’s work together to raise the standard of the theatre experience.


Splitbeam offers a long term RENTAL SOLUTION ESPECIALLY FOR SCHOOLS. Because budgets for technical equipment in schools are often low to non-existent, we came up with custom packages that give your students access to the latest technology without giving you the financial stresses that come with owning the equipment.

Hire in all the equipment you require, at a fraction of the purchase price and without the burden of maintaining the equipment.


Units are available for use all year round rather than rented in - at a premium - 2 or 3 times a year.

A capped monthly spend makes for easy budgeting and you will never again be overcharged for the equipment you need at the height of the season.

Simply upgrade to the latest technology when necessary without additional costs.

Your equipment is always in top condition and working perfectly - we service your equipment regularly onsite as part of the agreement.

Should something stop working, one call to Splitbeam will sort it out.


We will drop off a replacement and you are back up and running. Just like that!