Think we could work together to make something great?

We offer a range of services that are helpful to students and societies, from full production management to borrowing the odd prop for a photoshoot…

Props Library

LUU Backstage has an extensive stock of props and scenery elements, gathered over several years and suitable for all types of theatrical show or event. We can provide photos and descriptions from our catalogue, and can search for the perfect item for you. These are available for hire at no cost to LUU Societies and external organisations at the Executive Committee’s discretion, though we will ask for a small refundable security deposit. Dependent on request, we can also source and repair props. If you would like to make use of this service, please drop us an email on

Production Services

LUU Backstage Society has provided technical and front-of-house production services to LUU Societies for almost 20 years, working in a variety of venues around Leeds. Today our main home is the Riley Smith Theatre at Leeds University Union, but we’re often still found in a variety of settings across campus! Below, you’ll be able to find our Societies Infomation pack, which should help you when planning your show. We’ve also included the Generic risk assessment for the Riley Smith Theatre, as this covers the activities of members of the cast as well as the crew. You will also find our logo pack there, containing a variety of logo files. Our logo must be included on all promotional material for your show (including posters and programmes). If you’re interested in using our services in the Riley or elsewhere, please get in touch via email: Even if our workload does not permit the Society to get involved, we can often help you find assistance from our members, who have a guaranteed minimum training level and often a bank of experience from working with us.


These resources are tailored to the Riley Smith Theatre, and to LUU Societies, but provide a framework for any group wanting to work with LUU Backstage.

Info Pack

Our information pack contains everything which a society needs to work effectively with us in the Riley Smith Hall. We recommend that all Society production teams read this document prior to our initial meeting.  

Specimen contract

All groups working with LUU Backstage are required to sign a contract. Please browse this sample, which includes most of the standard elements we request of groups that we work with.

Logo pack

This pack contains a range of LUU Backstage logos, which must be included on all promotional materials. If you have any enquiries relating to the use of our logo or require an alternative format, please contact the Committee on

Risk Assessment

To be uploaded shortly.