Welcome to Kent Public Address Hire - Sound, Lighting and Communications

Welcome to Kent Public Address Hire - Sound, Lighting and Communications

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 hire out public address, radio communications and audio visual systems in Ashford, Canterbury, Eastry, Tonbridge,  Folkestone, Sandgate, Hythe, Margate, Broadstairs, Chatham, 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
  • Motorsport
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Weddings
  • Summer Fetes
  • Vintage Shows
  • Horticultural Shows

For outdoor events, we have mobile 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.

Funeral Live Streaming and recording Services

We are very busy providing live streaming and recording facilities for Funerals during this difficult time in 2020/2021.
We have vast experience of being discreet, and providing a friendly and reliable service.
We can Provide:

- Live streaming and or recording, with a private link online and DVD's
- Outdoor speakers at the church so more people can attend outside
- Screens inside and outside for photos / videos / so people can watch the service from outside
- Music in church at the start of service, during the service and at the end if required

We have worked at many churches in Kent, and rural churches


Church Streaming Services

We provide streaming services for churches. Take a look at our Church Streaming page for more information. We have installed and worked with many churches in the South East to install reliable good quality automated streaming services.

Here is an installation which took place on the 7th November 2020 at St Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Hartley. We worked closely with the parish to install live streaming. We installed 2 cameras at the church to provide a zoomed shot of the altar, and another wide view of this lovely church. We also installed the audio equipment required for the stream and configured everything. The church has a wireless point to point link back to the presbytery for internet access.
The church also has a large TV in another room, which we connected up so the service can be displayed on it, as well as used for presentations in the future.

Here is a link to the live stream for this church

Installation Services

We install and maintain many systems in Kent, including Village Halls, Schools, Leisure Centres, Council Chambers, and Heritage Railways. We have carried out and support many churches in Kent. We have vast experience with Public Address, indoors and outdoors, including Hearing loops, and recording facilities. Contact us for a free site survey, and Project proposal. Tel (01303) 242085


Farm Radio installations

We work on many farms in Kent installing, maintaining and repairing radios, antennas, and base stations.

We have experience installing on all farm machines, including the best antennas and mounts to use so good coverage can be achieved. We can provide coverage maps of where a base station is ideally installed to give you the coverage that you need.



Event Case Study - Weekly "Drive in" Church Service in Medway during Summer 2020

We are very pleased to be helping a church in Medway provide sound for Sunday Mass. One half of the car park is for cars to drive in and listen to the service, and the other half for people socially distanced. We provide sound suitable for a large car park, and our own power.



Event Case Study - Wreath Laying Service - Dover Patrol Memorial 19/7/20

One of our yearly events is to provide sound for a Wreath Laying Service at the Dover Patrol memorial, St Margaret's-at-Cliffe near Dover.

This year because of social distancing things were slightly different, but the service went ahead with a slightly different format.

We provided sound, audio clips as no band was able to be present, our own power, and also recorded everything so it could be viewed by others on YouTube.



Event Case Study - Remembrance Day 2019

We cover many services in Kent and Surrey for this special day.

We supply a wide range of speakers, microphones, all run from Battery power supplys.

Picture below is from one of our regular services in Hythe.

Event Case Study - Folkestone Armed Forces Day 30th June 2019

We provided audio coverage along The Leas in Folkestone for Armed Forces Day 2019. 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.

Folkestone Armed Forces Day 2019

On some events we provide live streaming online so if you are out of range of the public address system you can listen to the event commentary on your mobile / tablet. Click here to launch the online stream

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radio, mixing desk and amps Commentary box and horn speakers Some of the radios we have for hire