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Costume Hire

Three costumes from The Beaux Stratagem

Costume Hire

Discover more about the thousands of costumes available for hire. With a collection of more than 60,000 costumes, plus a wide range of accessories there is something for everyone.

Our facility & your experience

Enjoy the freedom to browse through the collection at leisure, all located across one level. All costumes are categorised by period for ease and to effortlessly achieve the unique look required.

Whether hiring for a school play, West End production or feature film, we have a small but dedicated team with an extensive knowledge of our collection who are always on hand to offer help or advice.

We offer on-site fitting facilities or customers can arrange to take costumes away to fit.

Our rates are competitive, offering educational discounts and sliding scale rate for longer hires. Costumes may be reserved for up to four weeks, however we ask for confirmation one week prior to collection. We also provide a detailed itemised inventory of hires – essential for making the dreaded task of returning hires much easier.

Visit the main Hires page for a map and information on how to find us.

Quality & Range

With over twenty productions coming from the National Theatre each year, there is always something new to discover. All costumes are created in our workshops by our highly skilled staff whose attention to detail and historical knowledge ensures that everything is produced to the highest quality.

All costumes are well maintained and cover most periods and genres from Ancient through to Contemporary, including a much-loved broken-down peasant section – very useful for crowd scenes.

In addition to period costumes we have a selection of armour and chainmail which is popular with re-enactment societies. We have both period and modern military costumes and a good ecclesiastical and judicial section. For fantasy ideas we also have a section that includes various wings, circus outfits, global costumes and a great selection of masks.

The collection is an ideal resource for theatre, film, television and educational productions; fashion and photographic shoots and events.