Theatres open up their costume wardrobe

Emma Vale in the wardrobe dept at The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield where they keep all the costumes they are going to hire out to other theatres
Emma Vale in the wardrobe dept at The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield where they keep all the costumes they are going to hire out to other theatres
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Sheffield Theatres have launched a costume hire service for their 10,000-plus garments.

Schools, theatre groups, photographers and others have access to costumes produced by the wardrobe team. Kate Vale, who works for the hire service, said: “It’s a shame to see all their beautiful work stuck in the closet. This new service gives so many people the opportunity to benefit from our team’s skill, while also generating income for the theatre in the process.”

She added: “There isn’t much we can’t cater for. We don’t have panto costumes as such and we aren’t offering a fancy dress service, but for the majority of acting groups and professionals we can hopefully find something that suits.”

Appointments: tel 201 3720; CostumeHire@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk