Welcome to Kent Public Address Hire - Hire and Installation Services

Welcome to Kent Public Address Hire - Hire and Installation Services

Welcome to the home of Kent PA Hire for public address (PA), radio and audio visual (AV) hire and installation services for Kent and East Sussex. We are a privately owned business and provide a reliable professional service. As well as public address hire for events, we also provide sound installation and hearing loop installation in churches and village halls. We also install and support many church audio streaming installations.

We hire out public address, radio communications and audio visual systems in Appledore, Ashford, Canterbury, Eastry, Tonbridge, Bromley, Folkestone, Sandgate, Seabrook, Hythe, Margate, Broadstairs, Chatham, Faversham, Ramsgate, Dover, Deal, Sandwich, Romney Marsh, Maidstone, Medway, Hastings, and East Sussex.

Some of the events we can support are:

  • Conferences
  • Public meetings
  • Firework Displays
  • Fashion Shows
  • Sports Days
  • Festivals
  • Regattas
  • Equestrian shows
  • Charity Events
  • Country Fayres
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Weddings
  • Summer Fetes
  • Vintage Shows
  • Horticultural Shows

For outdoor events, we have commentary boxes and trailers designed especially for this type of function. The commentary box has a worktop, and seating, as well as all the equipment needed for the event. We run our amplification from a battery power supply, and only use generators when essential. We also have trailer masts available to ensure site wide radio communications at your event.

Take a look at our Testimonials page for our customer comments and reviews.

Our events range from various classic vehicle events, show jumping arenas and rugby tournaments to air shows, firework displays for crowd control, civic ceremonies and Remembrance Day Services. Schools are well represented with their stage productions and also their sports days during the early summer throughout Kent. Indoor events include: local authority public meetings and seminars, corporate events in marquees to golf club dinners and fund raising quiz nights, conference Audio Visual requirements.


Here are just a few events and installations we have been involved in recently.


Funerals - Audio Recording

Some familys may not want cameras at a funeral. We can record just the audio for you, we supply all of the equipment to capture the entire service and can sent to you after. We do not bring along boxes and boxes of equipment, and you would hardly know we are there. Please contact us if we can help you.


Funeral Recording and Live Streaming

We are always busy providing recordings and live streaming of funerals. We use equipment to link together the major 4g networks as well as Starlink which allows us connectivity in rural churches. We also provide sound, and screens for pictures and videos. We dont get in the way and are as discreet as possible.

Our most recent live stream was on the the 16th February from a rural location, we live streamed the service to over 250 people at a nearby venue, and a private link after which has already had over 275 people view.

We also manage fixed live streaming equipment in over 25 local churches. 

We are well placed to help you ensure friends and family from anywhere can join in the service.


Current installations

We look after the audio needs for over 30 churches in Kent, ensuring good quality Audio with easy to use reliable equipment, along with live streaming requirements.

We are currently involved in a church project replacing the old speakers with new columns which sound great for speech and music. They look really nice too. We are also replacing the old mixer amp with new equipment at the same time.

If you are considering an audio upgrade at your church please contact us, we are happy to help.


Blessing of the Sea Margate Jan 2024

The first event of the year was on the 7th Jan for the Blessing of the Sea service in Margate. The event is a greek Orthodox celebration making the baptism of Christ. We supplied sound along the promonade and on the beach, along with our own power supply. This was an extremely windy day, but the audio still sounded good so everyone could hear the service. 

Photo used with kind permisson of Frank Leppard Photograpy

Remembrance Sunday Services 2023

Remembrance Sunday is always a very busy day for the team, as we supply sound for many services in Kent.
We supply full sound, often Audio for Hymns, and our own power supply. our experienced team will ensure the service can be heard by everyone.

Here are a couple of comments from our clients

"The weather was very pleasant on the morning.  Please pass on our thanks to James, the sound was excellent"

"The sound system was fantastic, so clear and sharp. Thank you once again"



Country Fayre Nr Canterbury

During July we supplied arena sound for many events, including this new event for us near Canterbury. 
We supplied full arena sound, with a mixture of wireless handheld, and headset microphones, as well as many ways to play music for the arena acts. We also supplied our own power, which is all supplied from battery, and charged by solar panels. We do not use noisy generators.

The arena acts varied from vintage tractor displays, to a local majorette group, and tradional summer fayre games for the children.

Current Installation Projects

As well as hire, we are also very busy installing systems. At the moment one of our projects is upgrading a local football club system, with some new speakers, + re-locating equipment. We can provide a full review of your current system and plan a project to improve the system. Email us today if we can help you office@kentpahire.co.uk 



Kings Coronation Weekend celebrations

The Concert in the evening was shown on a big screen for everyone to enjoy.We supplied everything needed for the event. It was great to see so many from the community enjoying a picnic in the park.

Kings Coronation Weekend celebrations

We had a great time supplying sound and lighting for 3 bands outside on the Saturday of the weekend. 

On the Sunday we supplied sound for daytime events, and a big screen in a park for the concert live from London,

where everyone enjoyed a picnic and a drink or 2!

Church and Funeral Streaming Services

We supply live streaming to many churches in Kent, for special services, or funerals, as well as projectors and screens. please contact us for more information.


Conference at a Local Hotel, supplying all AV requirements


Falkland's 40 Commemoration Service

We provided sound for this memorial service on the 14th June. We supplied a lectern, Mic, power, and the hymns required for the service. It was great to see so many in attendance and were lucky with the weather too.



Event Case Study - Folkestone Armed Forces Day June 2023

We provided audio coverage along The Leas in Folkestone for Armed Forces Day 2023. A large project to ensure good audio for the commentary and public announcements.

We also provided Academy FM an audio feed so it could be heard live on air.

Radio communications was supplied to the organisers, including a repeater with trailer mast to ensure good coverage.

Please contact us during your early stage of planning your event.

Folkestone Armed Forces Day 2019


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