penguin media hire


We are Penguin Media Hire.
We exist to provide you better technical production for your events.
Creative, dynamic, driven, agile.

We believe in the power of collaboration and we say yes to anything (within reason!). We’ve got an incredible team with diverse skillsets and backgrounds; each member brings something different to the table while also retaining our ethos and values. We’re tight as a team and agile with our work – but it’s not all about us!

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do.  They will always have someone on hand who understands their needs, has empathy for what they’re trying to achieve, and can offer advice where needed.

We've Got you Covered

Sound, lighting, video, power, staging, plus ‘that bit extra’ you can’t quite put your finger on.<br /> That last 5% is the difference between a good project and an exceptional one.

We believe in providing great sound for all. Every customer, every seat in the room. We’re a Martin Audio rental house, with solutions to cover every event, with the same superb quality. Nobody goes home singing the lights!
… or do they? Comprehensive industry standard stock, with creative designers who know how to get the best from a fixture. It’s the lights and what they can see that’ll have them snapping you for the ‘gram.
Screens, projection, LED video walls, the relevant rigging, switchers, cameras, media servers, playback, ACTION! Our video team are at the pinnacle of the industry, we work with the best because our clients deserve it.
We use a range of power sources (solar, battery, generators, grid), power distribution and cabling, to safely and reliably run your event, with qualified engineers to certify it. We LOVE BS7909, so you don’t have to.
DJ tables, drum risers, accessibility platforms, up to festival stages. Don’t be upStaged.
What good is all this kit, if it’s not driven right? Martin Audio MLA M-Tech’s, lighting operators, electricians, crew – all cogs in the event machine.
Make sure you’re CDM compliant! Welfare facilities, barriers, fencing, tables, chairs, fire extinguishers, bean to cup coffee machines, even the flightcased kitchen sink. (Yes, we’ve got them).
That 5%
It's that extra, that feeling, that little sprinkle of magic that all great events have. We go that little bit further, because we care.


Penguin Media Hire, the Brighton based event production and rental company, have appointedSonny Evans as their new Managing Director. This coincides with the announcement of their expansion with a London warehouse and further facilities to come in the near future. Co-founder Dylan Thompson explains:“We have worked with Sonny on a number of projects over the...

https://martin-audio.com/news/press-release/martin-audio-wpc-makes-its-mark-at-mutations-festival Martin Audio partner, Penguin Media Hire, recently provided production, including a Martin Audio WPC scalable resolution line array, for the main stage at the all-day Mutations Festival. The event took place at the 900-capacity Hansen Hall on the outskirts of Brighton, and was staged by promoters One Inch Badge and Small Pond. Describing the...

https://martin-audio.com/news/press-release/wpc-brings-pleasure-to-brighton-pride For the fourth year running The Pride Pleasure Gardens on Brighton’s Old Steine recreated its own unique experience during Brighton & Hove Pride Festival Weekend. The Old Steine Gardens were transformed around two 1,000-capacity big tops for three days, with entertainment ranging from camp bingo and cheesy pop to stunning cabaret, vibrant live performances,...



Sonny Evans

Managing Director

Tom Holmes

Head of Lighting

Dylan Thompson

Project Manager

Charlie Langridge

Founder & CTO

Dan Balaam


Drew Powell


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