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Serving the UK Event Industry

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25+ Years Experience


Serving the UK Event's Industry

EES Showhire is a business dedicated to hiring, installing, supplying and maintaining specialist sound and lighting. Launched in 1990, the company has many years experience in outdoor events, concerts and festivals. Our extensive portfolio of installation work ranges from domestic properties through to large scale hospitality venues and bodies like the NHS.

We are ideally situated on the A1 in Retford, Nottinghamshire. We cover the entire country including Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire. We are approachable, friendly and knowledgeable, why not come into our shop in Retford to say hello, there is usually parking available nearby or on our front. One phone call to us could help solve all your event problems! We supply, hire and install all the leading makes of stage lighting and sound equipment available in the UK. All our equipment is maintained to the highest standards and can be hired on a daily, weekly or long term basis. We have kept our prices as low as possible to enable you to hire all the equipment you need to make your production a technical success. Please remember that our advice is free and we are happy to help. If an item you require is not on our hire list we may still be able to help you, or suggest an alternative item that will do the job just as well, give us call.

We are dealers of major brands in the sound, lighting and music tech industry. In our shop you will find microphones, speakers, portable PA, guitar strings, most types of cables, adapters and even turntables. We are Bose Pro Partners, Sennheiser and Audio Technica dealer and stock Rotosound British made guitar strings. We have lots of products to suit most budgets. Situated within 50 miles of local towns and cities including: Retford, Worksop, Doncaster, Sheffield, Lincoln, Chesterfield, Matlock, Grantham, Melton Mowbray, Stamford, Sleaford, Horncastle, Market Rasen, Louth, Wragby, Kirton Lyndsey, Brigg, Barnsley, Gainsborough, Bawtry, Mansfield, Warsop, Ollerton, Tuxford, Newark, Rotherham, Maltby, Tickhill, Nottingham, Derby, Harworth, Bircotes, Misterton, Edwinstowe, Woodsetts, Finningley, Haxey, Mansfield Woodhouse, Scunthorpe, Shireoaks, Creswell, Blyth, Kingston upon Hull, Grimsby, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Leicester and Loughborough.

"EES Showhire worked hard, produced a good plan and put together a fantastic show for the opening of the International Bomber Command. They were required to provide mareques, staging PA lights film crew to produce two different shows in one day involving single singers, orchestra, military bands Pipers, theatre it was a big technical job which was carried out exceptionally with a smile."

Crauford ThomsonArtist

"Hugely helpful when I needed to purchase some fog jets - extremely knowledgeable folks who were able to advise me on the best ones for us and talked me through how to set them up and use them. Recently I hired lighting for a video shoot and everything was so simple - they even wired them up and programmed them! Highly recommended!"

Melissa AdamsVocalist in Aonia Band

"Had a fabulous experience at Matlock Derbyshire Christmas Market playing on the bandstand with my steelband, with superb lighting and sound support from ESS Showhire. Both Andy & Jon are friendly approachable chaps, no fuss, slick, very easy to work with and flexible, no matter what we sprung on them at the last minute. Hope to work with them again. Highly recommended."

Angela AllenSteel Gem Band Leader

"Just wanted to say thank you for doing a fantastic job on Night Strider for St Luke's Hospice Sheffield. Brilliant service, timely, great sound, great lighting. It really contributed to a fantastic night"

Greg van HeeswijkSt Lukes Hospice Sheffield

"EES provided all the staging, lighting, pa, AV and generators for our opening ceremony. Despite dreadful weather they delivered everything exactly to brief and were a delight to hire from and work with."

Nicky BarrDirector of International Bomber Command


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