The dye room

Running time: 1.38mins

Dyeing fabrics and printing on material of various kinds are two skills at the centre of work in the dye room. The dyers also do a lot of ‘breaking down',  making costumes look as if they have been worn over an extended period of time.


The Costume Department at the National Theatre expands far beyond the main workroom where the ladies makers and gents tailors make costumes. There's also a Dye Shop, Wig Department and Costume Propmaker. Crucial to the process of putting on shows are the dressers and maintenance staff in the running wardrobes.