We're really lucky to have the lovely clients that we do.

In return for trying to make their lives as smooth as possible, they sometimes have lovely things to say about us!

“The company works hard to build a comprehensive relationship with its client. This works to our advantage as the crew we get have a great understanding of the way in which our theatre works. The crew are helpful, professional and hardworking. Led well by the crew chiefs, who are always responsive to the needs of the production and communicate excellently with the venue team.”

Jonny PascoeHead of Technical Operations, Bridge Theatre

“The Pirate Crew regulars we use are always quick to help, do their best to learn the location and team names to increase the efficiency of their work, and are nice to work with even at 6:45am! The Pirate Crew team behind the scenes are incredibly helpful too, very quick to resolve any issues and are always efficient in creating bookings/responding to emails.”

Jess RichardsonProduction Coordinator, NT Live

I used Pirate crew for the Load in of Beginning into the Ambassadors theatre and found them all to be multi skilled, friendly and hard working. The load in ran to schedule and has become a successful transfer thanks in part to Pirate Crew.

Jason CulverwellProduction Manager, National Theatre Productions

“Having Pirates on any job at the venue means I know I’m in safe hands, from booking of the crew to delivering the event, Pirate crew just always deliver.
A great team and ‘can do’ attitude always arrives with this lot.”

John RowlandProduction Manager, Selladoor Worldwide

“Pirate Crew have always delivered the highest standards when providing us with a variety of services. The crew become an extension of our own, driving the common goals forward whilst ensuring the safety of themselves and everyone around them. The communication through-out is prompt and effective, from the Administration Staff to the crew on the day, everything is clearly laid out. Nobody works harder or faster to ensure customer satisfaction than Pirate Crew.”

Greg Allen-HirstTechnical Manager, New Wimbledon Theatre, ATG

“Pirate Crew are always on time to a job, and ready to start working as soon as they are on site. They have always arrived with the appropriate tools and skills for the job that they have been booked for. They will attempt anything you ask from them, without complaint, even if the job is a little unusual, they are always enthusiastic about what they are doing. Although Pirate Crew are happy to just lift things and follow instructions, they can also come up with ideas and solutions to a problem.”

Kate WestProduction Manager

“I was so impressed. All of the guys were punctual, helpful, friendly and hardworking. I knew that it was a bit of an ugly one as it was an awkward building with lots of stairs, but they all just mucked in and got on with it. Thanks so much.”

Heather DooleProduction Manager, National Theatre

“Pirate Crew seem to have reinvented crewing, I can now expect properly trained, keen theatre professionals whenever I book a crew.”

Lee BattyHead of Production, Bill Kenwright

“The Pirates are all hard working and diligent at work, and nice to hang out with after work.”

Martin JadyProduction Manager

Pirate Crew consistently provide skilled technicians who are reliable, enthusiastic, competent and safe. However the crew are also willing to get on with the more menial tasks that are sometimes required. Pirate Crew are happy to assist with any scale of production or event – large or small.

As well as stage technicians, I often use Pirate Crew as a one-stop-shop to provide more specialist roles such as Production Carpenters, Lighting and Sound technicians, Riggers etc

Lloyd ThomasProduction Manager

“Working with pirate crew is always a pleasure, whether it be unloading set wagons or fitting up a show. The enthusiasm and energy of the crews I've had is infectious & makes for happy working environment. They are a great compliment to my existing casual crew staff.
I always feel confident I can leave pirate crews with a task and it will get completed to the highest possible standard. The level of understanding of how producing theatre works really helps in explaining the tasks for the day.”

Guy Fryer(Formally) Head Of Stage Lyric Hammersmith

“My experience with Pirate Crew has been positive from the outset; I have found the crews punctual, skilled, hardworking, polite with the public where necessary and flexible when objectives and priorities change. Their crews are also notable for their safe working practices. Pirate Crew Management demonstrate a clear understanding of the industry and deliver what feels like a tailored service for each project. Pirate Crew is a quality crew supplier.”

Spencer NewProduction Manager

“Pirate Crew were integrally involved with the marathon pre build, loading and assembly of our New York auditorium and have been associated with our fit up of 'Matilda, A Musical' in London. On both projects the guys have brought first-rate skills and they themselves, always helpful and cheerful, have been a worthy addition to us, being excellent proponents of their company. We have been delighted to have them on board.”

Peter BaileyRoyal Shakespeare Company

“Pirate Crew – over the years have been the backbone of many an event, always there on time, willing to get on with whatever is placed in front of them. A terrific asset to our world of entertainment business

Big thank you to them. We will certainly be using your services in the future.”

Simon ByfordProduction Manager

I have booked Pirate Crew for the International tour of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, the UK tour of An Inspector Calls, Sadler's Wells' Shoes and for the National Theatre Wales, I keep booking them because they are so bloody good.

David EvansProduction Manager

“Pirate Crew will supply crew bosses who take responsibility for a show, and don’t just leave when it gets to the end of their shift. Pirate crew are easy to work with, because they care about the projects they are working on. I would highly recommend Pirate Crew for both large and small jobs, both for theatre work and outdoor events.”

Patrick MolonyProduction Manager

“Just want to pass along my appreciation for the work you did yesterday at our store. They got a challenging job (that seemed near impossible in my eyes) done efficiently and professionally.

Big thank you to them. We will certainly be using your services in the future.”

Heather DeaconJamie Wilson Productions

“Pirate are always our first choice when we need to book crew. Their staff are friendly, helpful, hardworking and show initiative. They are theatre-savvy and know how to treat our sets with care, their positive attitude makes them a pleasure to have around. ”

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“The advantage of having crew with theatre and event experience can’t be underestimated. They are always pleasant to work with and manage a smile, even on the wettest muddiest gigs! Pirates all have industry experience from varying theatre and event backgrounds and because of their combined experience they can achieve tasks in ways that are thoughtful and effective.”

Bob HolmesProduction Manager

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