Support us via Our Partners and Friends

Backup is grateful to be supported by a growing number of companies and initiatives both within the technical entertainment industry and outside of it too.

Thanks to generosity of Backup Partner’s as well as other companies and initiatives fundraising for Backup, you can purchase a wide range of items and services that directly support Backup, enabling us to continue in our work of helping industry colleagues in need.

Partners supporting Backup


Ambersphere (Backup Partner) hold regular MA Lighting training courses at their facilities and for every attendee £10 of their course fee is kindly donated to Backup.  To find out more on the training visit Ambersphere 


Big Drop Brewing Co (Backup Partner) are supporting Backup with free cans for Backup to sell at industry events and exhibitions with all proceeds going to Backup. In addition, Big Drop are also helping Backup to build a wider audience incorporating, the Backup logo on its packaging to help build awareness.

custom cookie cutters

Lighting Designer Declan Randall has been getting creative with cookie cutters and created a specific “Theatre Set” donating 10% of all sales of this set of 5 cookie cutters to Backup


ETC (Backup Partner) kindly split all proceeds of sales of their iRFR Mobile app for their Eos range between industry charities Behind the Scenes (USA) and Backup.  For more info visit ETC


Flare Lighting Ltd offers fully made and patched Depence Models of venues around the world for a contribution to Backup.  To make a donation, and get your Depence Models and support their wonderful fundraiser visit Flare’s fundraising page here

goboplus has partnered with Rosco to bring a new range of gobos to market in support of Backup. Designed by Exactly13 LTD and exclusively licensed to, the new gobo designs are all inspired by elements of the Backup logo. Of the 15 gobo’s each of which will generate a £3 donation to Backup for every glass gobo sold and £1 for every metal gobo. Read full press release here

green room

Green Room Distillery (Backup Partner)set up by theatre professionals are supporting Backup with £1 from each bottle sold from their range of bespoke spirits (now award winning!). For more info click here 


Pictama Clothing range designed a #LightItInRed range of t-shirts and hoodies and are very generously donating all profits from sales of this range to Backup. For more information and to buy a #LightItInRed apparel, visit Pictama


STNDBY Industry apparel, accessory and tech brand have a range of stylish, sustainable and feature-packed gear, designed for crew and creatives. STNDBY generously supports Backup by donating a percentage of their company profits. To view their full range and purchase here

dark theatre project

The Dark Theatres Project launched by Nina Dunn during the COVID-19 pandemic is a fundraiser where you can order individual prints or a beautifully designed book that documents a unique journey through prominent London Theatres that have stood empty for three months. In aid of Backup and several other industry charities.

lightpower collection

The Lightpower Collection (Backup Partner), has teamed up with legendary photographer Neal Preston, to release a set of previously unseen music photographs. In aid of Backup and several other industry charities.


TSL (Backup Partner) have selected a product in their rental stock (the Coemar LEDko Fullspectrum) and each time this product is hired by clients, TSL kindly donate a % of the hire cost to Backup. For more info visit TSL

we make events

We Make Events was launched by PLASA in spring 2020 in response to Covid-19 and the devastating impact on the live events supply chain. WME is wonderful cross-industry collaboration, which has continued to stage organised events and digital campaigns to make sure our incredible industry is not forgotten, as well as fundraising through donations and merchandise sales, in aid of Backup and several other industry charities.

we need crew square

We Need Crew is an amazing industry initiative that do ongoing fundraising for their chosen industry charity Backup. This includes selling a range of clothing which you can purchase here 

If you as a company or an initiative are interested in becoming a partner / friend of Backup we would love to hear from you, find out more info here