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Costume Hire

Costume Hire

Escape to our superb Costume Hire department

You’ll find it around the corner from the theatre, on St Peter’s Square.

Become a dapper 20’s Gatsby gent, a 40’s pin-up girl and hire our beautiful, straight-from-the-stage handcrafted costumes.

Costume Hire is open by appointment only.

Just a Few Options

  • Very Special Parties 

    If you’re looking for a unique, party outfit our team are on hand to offer advice and ensure your visit runs smoothly.

    If you would like to host a bespoke celebration or event, talk to our team about hiring the costume store for a one-of-a-kind experience.

    To plan your unique event contact:

    Sally Stone

    0113 213 7242

  • Fancy Dress

    Tired of the same old fancy dress costumes? Seen something on stage at the Playhouse you wish to wear yourself? Come and explore our vast array of costumes, let your imagination run wild and create your own unique outfit. Our friendly and experienced team are on hand to offer advice and ensure you’re the envy of all your friends at your next party!

  • Amateur Dramatics

    Challenge us not to have what you are looking for! Take the stress out of costuming your shows and let our team do the work for you. Straight from the stage of the Playhouse, we have a treasure trove of costumes, in large quantities, to suit all productions. To support local theatre we offer a 30% discount to all amateur and community groups.

  • Professional Hire

    From period or contemporary costumes to fantasy characters, we have it.  Need to dress the extras in a crowded bar scene? Or simply need something unusual for your leading lady? Whether you require it for TV, film, theatre or promotional events, our high-quality costumes will suit your needs perfectly. For an additional fee, our team will also happily offer a selection and consultancy service to save you time.

  • Education Groups

    Take the hassle out of costuming the school play by talking to a member of the Costume Hire team about what we can do to help. Or add to the experience by bringing the students along to choose their outfits themselves.

    For students in further education, we can also support a wider range of courses; need something a little unusual for that next photography shoot? Or a few extra pieces for an upcoming fashion show? We’ll be happy to help.

    A 30% discount is offered to all education groups.

Usual Opening Times

Our Costume Hire department is currently closed.
We’re delighted to be offering bespoke visits to Costume Hire by individual appointment, please email us at to enquire about booking a slot.

Monday-Wednesday By appointment only
Thursday By appointment only
Friday By appointment only
Saturday By appointment only
Sunday By appointment only



We’re always looking for volunteers to help us run our Costume Hire department and support the Playhouse. If you have an interest in costume and customer service – and can commit to two hours a week, get in touch 

Contact Us

Sally Stone Costume Hire Manager
Playhouse 2
Second Floor
Saint Peter’s Building,
St Peter’s Square,
0113 213 7242

Download BrochureAutumn / Winter 21
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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors