Costume Hire

TELEPHONE 01603 626292

At the Maddermarket Theatre we have a unique collection of over 50,000 costumes and accessories, accumulated over our almost 100 year history as a theatre. Period costumes have been skillfully created, restored and donated over its eighty-plus year history.

Many of these costumes are available to hire so whether you are planning your own production, a special event, or simply looking for the fancy dress attire, we'd love to help you find the perfect outfit.

Our collection is also an outstanding resource for those interested in the history of fashion, with numerous items from the Victorian and Edwardian eras and early 20th century.


Tuesday 4pm to 6pm
Thursday 5pm to 7pm
Saturday 11am to 1pm

Researchers who are interested in studying the collection are invited to contact our wardrobe department on 01603 626560 or email


Please note, charges for items are available on request and a refundable deposit of £70 is required on all costumes hired. The deposit will be returned when costumes are returned complete and in good condition. Costumes returned late or in poor condition will be charged accordingly. A form of ID is required when hiring.