We have an extensive range of costumes available for hire at reasonable prices, whether you’re looking to costume a show of your own or are in need of a dazzling fancy dress outfit for a party or special event.
So if you want to hire an outfit for your show, cruise, special birthday party or celebration – look no further than the Haslemere Players wardrobe!
All our costumes are stored at our studio, at the back (and to the right) of Toad Hall Nursery, Chestnut Avenue, Haslemere. You can find a map at the bottom of this page.
Costumes can be viewed BY APPOINTMENT ONLY which can be arranged through our wardrobe custodian, Mary-Lou Knox, who can be contacted by email at email@example.com. Please note, that our costume hire service is run entirely by volunteers and is intended to help raise funds to maintain our wardrobe. We are, therefore, only able to offer limited appointments and do not have regular business hours.
Why not get involved! A message from Mary-Lou...
Helping out with the wardrobe can be great fun and very rewarding – if you would like to get involved I would be delighted to hear from you!
We are fortunate to have such a marvellous wardrobe which enables us to costume the majority of our own shows but also gives us the opportunity to hire our things out to other societies and to the public. This is quite time consuming but is very rewarding and is a good source of income for the society.
In order to maintain the quality of our costumes there are numerous tasks involved. These include the washing or dry cleaning of clothes, repairing and making alterations if required, culling when we start running out of room, ensuring the safe storage of accessories such as hats and jewellery and generally checking that everything we have is in tip top condition. I also buy in or hire outfits for specific shows should the need arise. I work closely with each show director so that we can get the best look possible for our shows.
Another of my responsibilities is to hire out costumes to individual members of the public and to our members for fancy dress parties, theme nights or school dressing up days. This is very rewarding but again, can be very time consuming so I book individual appointments with open ended time slots so that each individual ‘client’ feels that he or she has the best possible look. I am greatly assisted in this by Steph Ridler who is responsible for props. Adding the right silver-topped cane, basket, birdcage or handbag can just finish off an outfit.
So if you think you might be interested in helping out, or would just like to hear more just send me a message via our contact page.
Where to find us…
The Wardrobe can be found behind Toad Hall Nursery, Chestnut Avenue Haslemere GU27 2AT.
Take the road to the right of Haslemere Hall (Chestnut Avenue). Drive through the pillars towards the nursery and then follow the road round to the right where it says ‘Parking for Toad Hall parents only’. The Wardrobe is at the top end of the car park on the left, where we have a space in which you can park.