Costume Hire

Historical, retro and contemporary style costumes and accessories are available to hire from the Hobart Repertory Theatre Society’s extensive wardrobe.


You can find us at 63-68 Creek Road, New town. We’re on the same site as the Salvation Army Bridge Centre – just follow the HRTS signs.

Opening hours

The wardrobe is staffed entirely by volunteers and is open on the second and fourth Saturday of each month between 10 am and 1 pm.

Please note –  the wardrobe is closed for Christmas. It will reopen on Saturday 9th of February. Hire charges will apply during the close for non-returned hires.

Want to get involved?

We are always looking for people to come and volunteer with us. No experience required! Just come in any of our open days and introduce yourself or email Helen or Karen at

Costume hire charges, terms & conditions


HRTS costumes are hired as is. We note, when known any pre-hire damage on your hire agreement form.  Any alterations made by hirers (ie shortening, additions etc) must be removed prior to the costumes being returned to the wardrobe.

Hire charges

Hire charges start on the date items are hired and continue until all costumes are returned. Charges are calculated fortnightly.

Number of items Per F/night Deposit
Single item $10 $10
Outfit (3-5 pieces) $25 $25
3 -5 Outfits $50 $50
6-10 Outfits $75 $50
11-15 Outfits $100 $50
16-20 Outfits $200 $50
21 plus Outfits $250 $50
Extra items $5

Additional charges (per item) will be applied to your hire if items:

  • require cleaning – $5
  • dry cleaning – $10
  • damaged items – cost will be assessed on a case by case basis
  • returning items to original state – cost will be assessed on a case by case basis

Items that are not returned will be charged at current replacement market value.


Invoices will be issued by after the costumes have been returned.

Contact us

The best way to contact us is by email –