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Thespis are the UK’s premier costume hire company

“Complete shows. Completely simple.”

Your production deserves the very best when it comes to costumes, and luckily for you, you need look no further.


With over 35,000 costumes and 3500 pairs of shoes, boots, accessories (& even weapons!), we’re sure to have what you need, and we proudly remain the only costumier that includes free footwear with any hired costumes that require them.

Thespis Costumiers is an award-winning family-run business nestled in the quiet heartland of East Anglia, whose costumes have been involved in numerous award-winning productions across the length and breadth of Europe; from National theatres up in Iceland across to Tallinn and all the way down to Malta, 5-star Edinburgh Fringe shows and 5-star Mayfair Hotels, The Royal Windsor Pageant, & countless regional theatres, schools and colleges of all shapes and sizes across the UK.

We proudly offer 5-star customer service as standard with our 5-star costumes, & we costume international shows within Europe & EEA countries as standard, so there really is nowhere else to look. 

We have no published price list as our shows are tailored to each individual collaboration. But don’t let that put you off, our professional service team always aims to accommodate.


  • If we do advertise a show, it means our design team is satisfied we've comprehensively created a full set of costumes for that show. 


  • If we don't advertise your show, don't panic, we may still be able to help, often we are in the process of putting new shows together and might well have what you need, or we might find we have enough individual items to still fulfil your request, simply enquire and we'll see how we can help. 

Metallic Grey MAN TGE 180 Van 2023 model. New addition to the Thespis Costume hire fleet. Graphics by Fatstick man Diss.

Pick up the phone and feel free to call one of our friendly team or use the contact form for your individual quote.  We promise to get back to you within 48 hours.

Specialising in costuming complete productions for professional, adult and youth theatre groups, we will make sure you get the perfect costumes for your production.

Our service includes

Consultation and advice with costume plots.

A real customised feel to your production as we help customise your specific package.

Tailored to each individual actor, we take the headache out of costuming, leaving you to focus on the performance! Just read the 80 or so reviews in the side panel.

The chance to visit one of our sites and work with our knowledgeable costume team who can help you find exactly what you need, who can explain limitations, benefits, etc.

 A golden service delivery team who drop off your costumes in our unmistakable Thespis vans, with your costumes carefully packed in our extra-strong secure weather-proof shipping crates. No cardboard boxes from us!

Flexible delivery and collection slots available including weekends after show and Sunday mornings options. 

Choose Thespis as your costume supplier and get access to a wealth of knowledge, experience, and foremost, care.

We are always open to work with the following:

  • Professional musicals/plays
  • Schools / Universities
  • Shakespearean theatre
  • TV/Film Productions
  • Corporate events
  • Photography shoots
  • Publicity events



European / EEA complete show hire available. We do all the customs paper work and shipping in house. We do hire individual costumes, but we do have a minimum hire charge of £250 + Vat. Can't see what you're looking for? Give us a call.


Viewing at our studios strictly by appointment only

Mon - Fri  09:00 - 17:00

Studios are closed for viewing Sat - Sun 

Emails & phones are monitored for clients with active shows running.

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