Of course! We will always try to accommodate, but we will require notification AT THE TIME OF BOOKING, as we have limited slots which may have been taken already. The theatre world operates strange hours and we appreciate that, and we gave up normal hours years ago. Don't be afraid to ask.
Yes, we expect wardrobe department to do the last tweaks as required. Hand stitched adjustments allowed only.
All our products can be viewed in person at our studios, please contact us to make an appointment.
Yes ,we have a supply of approved blood that does come out of most materials if used sparingly. See spec sheet
All our items are available to be collected from our studios. For delivery direct to the venue anywhere in the UK we ship our products using a courier or our own vans. Items sent using 3rd party couriers are shipped in flight cases, which means that you’ll need space to store the flight cases when not in use (can be used as stage furniture). Deliveries booked to use one of our vans are generally shipped on hanging rails. Our delivery costs vary depending upon size of the shipment and distance from our studios. Please do enquire about the delivery options when you book.
At Thespis we are very happy to take enquiries via telephone and e-mail, but if a person to person visit to our studio is requested then we are happy to accommodate. This is by appointment only.
Regularly yes! We have various shipping options, just enquire to find out.
Yes we do / we can deal with carnets as required. Even airfreight but this can be very expensive, and subject to delays.
Yes we have a minimum hire charge of £50 plus delivery.
Yes we can supply clothes rails, there is a small hire charge. High rails can be supplied and we recommend for example at least 8 rails with Phantom of the Opera for the long ball gowns.
Our costume rental packages are available in the UK. International packages are available but do incur significant additional transport and rental costs, please enquire.
Yes. They'll be listed in the costume plot with type and number supplied. This may include holsters and Sam Browns. More may be available. If they are listed then they are supplied free of charge. No other supplier offers this service saving £££ on additional hire costs. Normally the guns are metal non firing replicas. Many pictures on our web site. This is for UK mainland only. There are addition cost that may need to be added for shipping licences outside of UK.
No. Sadly Thespis does NOT supply these items due to their personal and specialist nature.
Yes we do AND in most cases at NO EXTRA COST. We only charge if the shoes requested are particularly specific, or if the performers shoe size requires us to hunt down or create shoes for them.
Most shoes do not come in half sizes.
No, as they are normally purpose made for the individual actor. We do have a few for an emergency but it may not fit!.
We don’t take up any length as that is done best when the actor is wearing the correct footwear. Often there are also discrepancies in how people measure. But we will endeavour to fit as close as possible.
No, I'm afraid this is a specialist item, but we hope to in the future!
Yes if you can, it makes life easier. We use high-roof extra-long 7.5m length Mercedes vans for our deliveries. if you have no loading area, we only deliver curb-side so all you would need to consider is how far your team would need to walk to offload.
Whole shows can be delivered in our modified vans where costumes are hung up on rails in bags then off loaded straight onto your rails. You can hire our 6ft long heavy-duty rails, standard height and tall rails if required. For some productions, either due to distance or size of production, your costumes will arrive via waterproof palletized boxes, shipped directly to a predetermined offloading area. Please call for more information, we'll talk through what would be your best and most cost-effective option.
Thespis is a leader in this area 96% of all items supplied are given a unique number and bar-coded for easy identification.
They are normally supplies in a lockable gun bow (padlocks supplied) with the rules applicable to the use, with reference to Act 2006 (VCRA Violent crimes reduction act 2006 ). Article 36 ~ 40. The law and a brief summary can be found on via our download tab. Downloads Normally the Stage manager will take responsibility for the guns and lock away after each performance.
Our normal hire period is 10 days. Additional days may be booked on a pro rata basis less 20% discount but only if the show is not booked back to back.
It depends on distance. We use couriers and pallet freight companies with tail lifts. See our download section on Dolav boxes, this is our palletised boxes normally 2 high.
Yes, these are supplied as part of the costume.
We appreciate it may be a delicate situation for many, but some costumes may have been made especially for them and there may not be enough time to get another one made. We recommend re-measuring if you or the cast member believes they have changed.
We get a lot of enquiries from students so we have produced a special information sheet for sixth form & university students studying Musical Theatre courses. Download Student infosheet (PDF). We hope this helps, and good luck with your studies.
Greater than size 12 men’s shoe or woman’s size 8 we may be able to accommodate but be aware the choice is very limited.
YES! Two weeks before delivery - but only if more than 8 weeks have elapsed since submitting sizes, and especially for custom made items or shoes. Children are notoriously good at growing. If you don't let us know and then require emergency alterations, unfortunately charges will be applied.
All costumes are shipped in suit / garment bags with wooden coat hangers. The actor’s name and character part is listed on the bag for easy identification and checking. This is unique in our industry where costumes almost always arrive in a carboard box and you spend days working out who the items are for. At Thespis we don't think you or your wardrobe department should have to waste your time with all that.
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