Costume Jumble Sale

Our jumble sale on 23 September brought 1,700 people through the doors of our rehearsal rooms in Arden Street, to take home souvenirs from RSC shows.

Queues stretched out along Arden Street as people waited to get their hands on 10,000 items of costume that we sold off. With prices starting from £1, visitors hats and crowns to necklaces, doublets and shoes. 

The days was hugely successful - see the New York Times coverage of the day - 'Ball Gowns, lace Ruffs and Fairy Wings'.

And watch Patrick Stewart's guide to the Costume Jumble Sale for the BBC.

a pile of assorted hats
Hats made in our millinery workshop in Stratford will be among the items at our Costume Jumble Sale
Photo by Lucy Barriball © RSC Browse and license our images

The money raised from the Costume Jumble Sale is being use for Stitch In Time, our campaign to restore and redevelop our Costume Workshop. More about Stitch In Time.