Costume Hire

Our costumes are available to hire from our brand new Costume Store in The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Who can hire costumes?

Our stock is available to anyone who wants to hire it, amateur or professional. As well as theatre, film and TV, we also hire to schools and colleges and event organisers. Stylists, photographers and private individuals are all welcome.

To help us deal quickly with your requirements, please download the Costume Hire enquiry form, below. 

Costume Hire enquiry


A woman in a long white dress and a blue ribbon standing above a group of people wearing skull masks
The Merry Wives of Windsor, 2012. Photo by Pete Le May © RSC.

Our services

Many of our customers like to browse and select costumes themselves and we are on hand to offer our help and advice. We can select costumes on your behalf and can email you images if you are unable to visit us in person. We also offer:
  • A holding service to ensure your selection is available*
  • Fast, reliable and cost effective courier service

*Subject to additional fees


Our prices are very competitive. Costumes and accessories are priced individually, so you can hire as much or as little as you need.

  • You should allow for £90 +VAT for a full outfit for the first week of hire.
  • After week one the price reduces to 50% for the second week, and 25% from weeks 3 to 12, and then 10% after that.
  • Our minimum hire period is one week. We do not hire for part weeks.

We charge the same rate to all our customers and are not able to offer discounts.

We accept credit card payments.

Contact details and opening hours

By appointment only Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm

RSC Costume Hire
The Other Place
Southern Lane 
CV37 6BH

+44 (0)1789 272444


Download the Costume Hire Terms and Conditions (PDF)