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Costume Hire

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Escape around the corner to our superb Costume Hire department on St Peter’s Square.

Become a dapper 20’s Gatsby gent, a 40’s pin-up girl and hire our beautiful, straight-from-the-stage handcrafted costumes.

Very Special Parties 

If you’re looking for a unique, party outfit our team are on hand to offer advice and ensure your visit runs smoothly.

If you would like to host a bespoke celebration or event, talk to our team about hiring the costume store for a one-of-a-kind experience.

To plan your unique event contact Sally Stone (contact details below).

Fancy Dress

Tired of the same old fancy dress costumes? Seen something on stage at the Playhouse you wish to wear yourself? Come and explore our vast array of costumes, let your imagination run wild and create your own unique outfit. Our friendly and experienced team are on hand to offer advice and ensure you’re the envy of all your friends at your next party!

Amateur Dramatics

Challenge us not to have what you are looking for! Take the stress out of costuming your shows and let our team do the work for you. Straight from the stage of the Playhouse, we have a treasure trove of costumes, in large quantities, to suit all productions. To support local theatre we offer a 30% discount to all amateur and community groups.

Professional Hire

From period or contemporary costumes to fantasy characters, we have it.  Need to dress the extras in a crowded bar scene? Or simply need something unusual for your leading lady? Whether you require it for TV, film, theatre or promotional events, our high-quality costumes will suit your needs perfectly.  For an additional fee, our team will also happily offer a selection and consultancy service to save you time.

Education Groups

Take the hassle out of costuming the school play, by talking to a member of the Costume Hire team about what we can do to help. Or add to the experience by bringing the students along to choose their outfits themselves.

For students in further education, we can also support a wider range of courses; need something a little unusual for that next photography shoot? Or a few extra pieces for an upcoming fashion show? We’ll be happy to help.

A 30% discount is offered to all education groups.


Tuesday11am – 3pm
(*By appointment only)
Thursday5pm – 8pm
Friday11am – 3pm
Saturday11am – 3pm

Normal opening times will resume on Tuesday 8 September.

Find us on the second floor of 6 St Peters Buildings, opposite the BBC and above The Wardrobe bar.


We’re always looking for volunteers to help us run our Costume Hire department and support the Playhouse. If you have an interest in costume and customer service – and can commit to two hours a week, get in touch with Sally.

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