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Costume and Props Hire

A unique collection of costumes and props available for hire.

Costume and Props Hire

Costume and Props Hire

Our Hire department offers thousands of beautifully crafted costumes, furniture props and armour from past National Theatre productions. The majority of our collection is made in the National’s renowned workshops, ensuring each piece is unique and of the highest quality.

Who can hire

Our collection is available to anyone wishing to hire. We offer our services for TV, film and theatre productions, to photographers wanting to recreate an authentic image, act as an extensive resource for schools and colleges, amateur societies and just for fun when planning fabulous fancy dress costumes.

Our costumes and props have been used by various organisations, schools and groups such as: Royal Shakespeare Company, Punchdrunk Theatrical Experiences Ltd. Curve Theatre, Barbican, Headlong Theatre, Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Theatre Europe, London Sinfonia, Westminster School, Alleyn’s School, Bishop Thomas Grant and Royal Docks Community School.

Contact us

For Costume hire
Phone: + 44 (0)20 7452 3970 

For Props hire
Phone: +44 (0)20 7820 1358

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National Theatre Costume Hire
Chichester House
Kennington Park Business Estate
1-3 Brixton Road
London SW9 6DE

See the map below for directions

Opening Hours

By appointment: Mon-Fri 10am – 1pm & 2 – 5.30pm

Travel and Parking

Underground: Oval (Northern line, 2 minute walk)
Rail: Vauxhall (15 minute walk)
Buses: 3, 36, 59, 133, 155, 159, 185, 196, 333, 436, 417 stop nearby
Car Park: Free customer parking - on arrival please ask staff for a parking form to avoid a PCN


The Costume and Prop Hire stores are located on ground floor level. If you have any specific access requirements please call ahead.

The National Theatre Costume Hire

Explore our unique collection of costumes, worn by characters past and present, on stage at the National Theatre and now available to you.

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