Costume hire

Surrey Arts Wardrobe hires costumes and small props to schools, groups and professional companies for everything from school shows and large scale theatre productions to themed events and costume parades. The cost of your hire will depend very much on the items you choose, how much you accessorise the outfits and how long you wish to hire them for. 

The Wardrobe houses over 7500 items of hanging stock on rails and something close 20,000 items of clothing and accessories in boxes that can be combined in an endless number of ways to create your outfit. End to end, our hanging rails would reach taller than the London Eye!

Everything is categorised by garment type or, in some places, time period. Ranging from shirts, trousers and coats to more specific sections such as Victorian dresses or panto villains. The majority of our items are one-off pieces, meaning that we have no off the peg outfits or whole show sets and that the final look achieved by our wardrobe assistants will be individual to your requirements.  

Maintaining the items in the collection is a never ending task and often comes down to time donated by our volunteers. We do try to keep items in reasonable condition but all items are taken as seen and the condition is taken into account when calculating the final cost. If your appointment is in advance of the day you need the costumes we are more likely to be able to carry out repairs if necessary.