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.

The weekly charge for the hire of an costume is £20 plus 50% for each additional week. Individual accessories are available to be hired separately.

For further information email

Opening times

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

Chads Costume Hire Department will reopen on Sunday 3rd October.

10.30 – 12.30

Individuals may just turn up on the day without an appointment. 

However, please email if you require several costumes for a production or event and we will arrange a specific appointment for you in order to comply with our Covid policy.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Chads Theatre once again.

N.B. The wearing of masks is currently a matter of personal choice.

Prop Hire

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

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