West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.


Doc's drug store west Side Story

Doc's Drug Store

Stage left

Our West Side Story set was built and painted in our own workshops, and was designed to be versatile in size to fit most stages. The set is in two halves, stage left and stage right, and each half measures 3.8m wide, 4m deep, and 3.9m high. The two halves of the set are linked by two wire fencing panels, each measuring 3.5m wide by 2m high, with a central basketball hoop. The panels run behind the set, so the two halves of the set can be positioned up to 7m apart. The fire escapes protrude a further 600mm out from the set; they are constructed from 50mm steel scaffold tube, and are strong enough to support actors. The fire escapes have built-in upstage ladders, and the stage right platform is accessible from behind the set via a landing, through an opening window.


Two large doors concealed in the set open upstage to reveal Doc’s Drug Store (stage left) and the bridal shop and/or Maria’s bedroom (stage right). Both ground floor doors open, and each door has a practical light outside.

Set Plan

The Bridal shop in West side story

Bridal shop

Stage Right

Set plan for west side story

‚ÄčMaria's fire escape

This skyline back cloth measures 24' wide with a 13'6" drop and is perfect to fly between the two sides of the street to give extra depth to your stage. 

Must be pre ordered

West side story set hire
West side story set hire
West side story set hire
West side story set hire

Mixed Voice at the Norwich Playhouse 2016