Tour managers know the challenges of finding adequate facilities for talent and crew while on the road, particularly in providing staging at outdoor or non-theatrical venues. At Rent What? Inc, we have created an innovative portable dressing room that solves multiple needs, simply and affordably. If you haven’t used our portable pop up dressing rooms before – here is a little more about them.
These easy to use and portable privacy spaces have been a significant boon to any number of our rental customers. We created this portable dressing room to solve the problems of one customer and immediately discovered how many exceptional applications it has, from dressing room to tech area to green room.
Indeed, the portable dressing rooms have already been in use since 2010 when first introduced into the rental inventory line-up. Excited to share that they have graced tours over the years including Glee, Jay-Z, KISS, Motley Crue and Conan O’Brian. The pop up private dressing rooms have also been utilized for numerous special gala events, premiere openings, and outdoor theatrical events such as Shakespeare in The Park. In addition, several venues have rented multiple units for long-term use, including the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California.
In designing the product, we went the whole path, thinking through the assembly, the rolling cart, the accessories and the shipping. We wanted a complete package, and something that doesn’t look like one of those garden tents or swap meet booths that have been the only solution until now. It had to be professional, practical and made exclusively for real productions. Moreover, getting away from the unprofessional look and lack of privacy that a “pipe and base” dressing room provides – this all-in-one with side wall wrapper design brings user experience and audience views to mind as priorities.
How does the portable dressing room function? In less than two minutes, a complete 8’ x 8’ workspace, including lighting and mirror, can be set up anywhere. Here’s a video that shows just how simple it is!
The dressing room’s pop-up assembly is built on a heavy duty industrial frame, and is lined with opaque, water-resistant Roadura fabric milled especially for Rent What? by drapery manufacturer and sister company, Sew What? Inc. The self-lined material is black on the outside, white on the inside, making it suitable for backstage, soundstage or outdoor use. The dressing room’s portability is readily evident, as it’s easily transported with its own compact wheeled case, and is sized to ship by most major shipping services including FedEx.
About Rent What? Inc.
Committed to providing an ultimate experience in both drapery rental products and customer service, Rent What? Inc. is proud to be woman owned and operated. The firm, located in Rancho Dominguez, CA, has set the stage for artists including Beyonce, Nickelback and Demi Lovato. In addition to its large inventory of Inherently Flame Retardant stage drapes, traveler tracks and portable dressing rooms, the southern California drape rental company is widely regarded for its basic pricing schedules, innovative damage waiver policy and fast and friendly service.
For more information on renting portable dressing rooms, contact Rent What? Inc. at (310) 639-6000 or visit https://sewwhatinc.com/rent-what-inc/.