Costumes for Hire

Centrestage has a large and extensive variety of costumes and accesories available for hire spanning across multiple time periods and numerous fashion styles, as well as large set pieces on offer.


Q: How long is the hire for?

Approximately three to four nights. A typical hire would be Friday to Tuesday. If you come into the theatre the week of your event, or party, you are welcome to pick out a costume and take it with you. Please contact the theatre and make an appointment to look at costumes, our wardrobe mistress is not on site every day, but generally appointments can be made between 10am and 2pm Tuesday to Friday and between 10am and 12pm on Saturdays.

If you need the costume longer, for example for a school or theatre company production, that can be arranged at the time of hiring. We are very flexible.


Q: How much does it cost to hire a costume?

We charge per item so we can work to any budget, however most costumes will go out at somewhere between $20-$80. Special arrangements can be made for block hires to schools or theatre companies.


Q: Do you require a bond?

Yes. The bond is typically $30-50 per costume, this is refunded when the costume is returned in satisfactory condition. An arrangement will be entered into with schools and theatre companies at the time of hire. Bond will be refunded in the same format that you paid, so if you paid by eftpos we will refund to your eftpos card. We can only refund to the actual hirer who paid the bond.


Q: Do I have to wash my costume?

No. We have our own laundry and dry cleaning arrangements. Garments that require extra cleaning (due to extreme soiling) may incur an extra cleaning charge, usually $20 + GST. This will be taken off your bond.


Q: What happens if I have damaged, ripped or lost my costume?

Our staff will assess the damage, if it can be fixed we will charge a repair fee. If damaged beyond repair there will be a replacement cost. These charges will be taken off your bond. If the cost exceeds your bond you will be required to pay extra costs. Replacement costs depend on the item, usually 5 x the hire, although this is not always the case.


Q: What happens if I return my costume late?

We are flexible and generally if you let us know then we can accommodate you. In cases where no contact has been made, and/or the costume was required elsewhere, we will charge a late fee, generally 50% of your original hire fee. This will be deducted from your bond.



BOND REQUIRED: Bond will be returned on condition of garment/items hired – showing no damage or excessive soiling.

FITTINGS: If garments have to be altered in any way, they must be returned to the original size and fit before they are returned. Permission must be sought before any alterations are made and if there are any major problems please contact our wardrobe mistress – Robyn Simich 

Robyn may be available to undertake alterations by request; this will be at an additional cost to be negotiated.

For any questions re Costume Hire, please contact us on (09) 426 7282 or via email 

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