prop rental policy
WHO CAN BORROW/RENT FROM US
The Stanford University prop and furniture collection is made available for rental to Stanford TAPS students, Stanford affiliated groups, and other Bay Area theatrical companies at the discretion of the Scene Shop and their production schedule. Loan out privileges are subject to change, and may be terminated at any time due to violation of the Prop Rental Policy.
Currently all appointments must be scheduled with the Properties Loan Coordinator, Niza Contreras. There are also drop-in hours on Tuesdays at 2-5PM, Thursdays at 12:30-4:30PM, and Fridays at 3-5PM. We are not a retail rental house and cannot accommodate walk–ins outside these hours or immediate requests.
A security deposit is required for all projects, including class showings, classroom projects, Stanford affiliated groups, and outside companies. We accept cash and check payments only. The security deposit covers the cost of replacement and/or damage. Graduate projects and capstone projects are exempt from security deposits. Theatrical companies that we have reciprocal borrowing arrangements with shall provide a security deposit unless waived.
Props may not be altered in any way without specific advance approval. All props must be returned in good condition.
All items must be returned by the date specified on the Contract. Borrowers must bring props in person to assist returning them to the appropriate places. An appointment must be arranged prior to returning props. Failure to return or put away props will result in forfeiting the security deposit and losing future rental privileges.
The responsible party for the Rental Contract agrees to reimburse the Scene Shop at the full replacement value for lost or damaged items. “In kind” replacement of lost or damaged props will be negotiated at the discretion of the Scene Shop.
All loaned out props are to be secured at all times to ensure their safety.
A NOTE ABOUT INVENTORY
Not everything in our prop storage area is available for use. Availability will depend upon where and how you are going to use our resources. Additionally, any item deemed fragile or in poor condition will be held back.
To schedule an appointment, send an email to Niza Contreras, Properties Loan Coordinator, at nizac29 [at] stanford.edu or call 650.800.3146.
COSTUME RENTAL POLICY
WHO CAN BORROW/RENT FROM US
The TAPS costume collection is made available for loan only to TAPS projects and registered Stanford student groups. Loan-out privileges are subject to change, and may be terminated at any time due to violation of the loan policy.
Appointments can be made with Costume Loans Coordinator Gianna Clark. There are also drop-in hours on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1:00-5:00PM. TAPS cannot accommodate walk–ins outside these hours or immediate requests.
All projects, including class showings and classroom projects, must submit a security deposit for the full replacement value of the costume loan at the time of the loan pickup. We accept cash and check payments only. TAPS graduate projects, directing workshops, and capstone projects are exempt from security deposits.
Costumes may not be cut or altered permanently in any way. All costumes must be returned in good condition.
To avoid penalty, all items must be returned by the date specified on the loan contract.
The individual signing the Loan Out Contract agrees to reimburse the Costume Shop at the full replacement value for lost or damaged items. “In kind” replacement of lost or damaged costumes will be negotiated at the discretion of the Costume Shop.
Please make sure to keep the costumes in a secure area at all times to ensure their safety.
WE ARE UNABLE TO RENT:
Wigs, Military Paraphernalia, Hats, Frock and Tail Coats, Leather Garments, Vintage/Historic Items, Shoes, or any item deemed fragile or in poor condition.
To schedule an appointment, send an email to Gianna Clark, Costume Loans Coordinator, at giannac [at] stanford.edu or call 650.800.3174.