As a busy producing theatre we have a highly skilled wardrobe and costume making department. Many of the costumes you see on stage will join the growing collection available for hire at the theatre's Costume Hire department, which houses an amazing variety of costumes and accessories from past Royal Exchange productions, all available for hire.
We have a huge range of hand-made, beautifully crafted clothing, jewellery, hats and shoes – many of which have been seen on stage – that can be hired for events, parties, weddings, product launches, plays, musicals, pantomimes, TV, film and photo shoots.
The Costume Hire department is managed by Ludmilla Krzak, supported by a team of around 35 enthusiastic and experienced volunteers who devote their time to ensuring customers receive all the help they need in selecting and being fitted with costumes for all kinds of occasions.
The team dedicate much time to ensuring that costumes are maintained to the highest standards, by laundering and repairing them as necessary. Some additional costumes are made 'in-house' by the department's expert seamstresses.
Our premises are at 47-53 Swan Street, just next to the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in the Northern Quarter area of Manchester City Centre.