Costume Hire

Chads is renowned for its award-winning wardrobe department. With one of the largest Costume Hire departments in the North West of England, it is staffed by members who give up their free time to advise and serve customers. Costumes can be hired by individuals and groups (subject to availability). It is also possible to pre-book costumes for specific events such as plays and fancy dress parties.

Whatever the era, century, or theme, we offer an extensive range of costumes covering any period from medieval times up to the present day. Need that perfect Elizabethan gown for a ball? A snappy 70s suit for a party? Come and browse our collection every Sunday. All members of the public are welcome. 


£20 for 2 weeks hire and £10 for each subsequent week. 

Individual accessories are available to be hired separately.

Special reductions may be offered for large group orders.

For further information email

Opening Times

Chads Wardrobe hire is still open and available on Sunday mornings by appointment only

Please email to arrange an appointment in order to comply with our Covid policy.


The Costume Hire department is located at the rear of the theatre (Stage Door Entrance).


In view of the new government announcement mandating masks in places of retail by law, we require all visitors to  our costume hire  service to wear a  face covering within the building unless you are exempt.

Prop Hire

Chads Theatre hires out a variety of props to other theatres only. If you are looking for a specific item for any production please email

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