Over 14,000 costumes to choose from, all at very competitive prices!

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Fancy dress
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Theatrical
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Book your appointment and we’ll help you find just what you’re looking for

Tel: 01904 769 243

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Welcome to York's BIGGEST resource for Fancy Dress and Theatrical Costume Hire!

With a fantastic choice of theatrical gear,
Dress Circle’s been established for over ten years.
Our friendly, helpful staff leave no one tense.
Why not visit our farm for a great experience?

We’ve costumes for budgets both big and small,
Principals, part shows or we can do them all.
Adults, children, theatre company’s and schools,
Here at Dress Circle we have all the tools.

Murder Mystery nights, war weekends,
Themed birthday parties, an evening with friends.
Our fancy dress selection is second to none,
People will wonder where the real you has gone!

Making you feel the part is our aim,
Be it a spiv, a showgirl or even a dame,
We offer make up workshops, you just need to book,
Then your cast really do get the full look.

Our experienced staff know their history,
Costuming to them is no mystery. 
For a personal appointment, phone or email,
With 14,000 costumes to choose from, you cannot fail.

Make up, wigs, accessories too,
Before you found us, what did you do?
Parking’s no problem, we’ve plenty of space,
You can take your time, there’s no need to race.

So why not contact Dress Circle today,
And let us costume your next show or play? 
We’re competitively priced, there’s no hidden cost,
We’re sure you’ll agree, its time not lost.

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What customers are saying

  • Here at Stripey Films we pride ourselves on creativity, attention to detail and understanding what our clients want.

    Thats why we were so thrilled with the costumes supplied by Dress Circle for a very important shoot with our biggest client. It was obvious that every item was a high quality theatrical piece - no cheap 'fancy dress' stuff!

    We'd tasked you to find complete costumes for men and women for every decade from the 1940s until the present and you more than lived up to that challenge.

    Thanks to your expertise, the visuals of our short advert were exactly what we were looking for and I would heartily recommend Dress Circle to any creative companies who need an authentic costumier.

    See the advert -  the finished video​

    Mark Chatwood, Director of Stripey Films, March 2016

    Stripey Films

  • The show was a triumph. And the costumes utterly wonderful. So many comments on how good the show looked.

    Thanks again for the amazing work you do. I will work with no other costume company.

    Dr. Tim Coker from Bradfield College, Reading

  • Many thanks to the team at Dress Circle for your helpful and friendly service.

    We had a wonderful evening at our son’s Venetian masked party. Everyone looked wonderful, thanks to your efforts.

    Hope to see you again sometime.

    Jane Dutton

News & Announcements

It's all starting to get very busy here again. There won't be any more trips to Dewsbury, to buy fabric and trimmings for a while, or to be ladies that lunch!

We've been working on The Producers, a show we haven't done before, which has set us some challenges! It isn't every day we are asked for a Pretzel, sausage and bierstein head dress. Twenty two old ladies took some sorting out too. We're pleased with the results though, so get in touch if your group might be interested in doing the production.

Exam season is upon us and we've helped out a number of students and schools with costumes for A levels. We always think that its easier to get into character if you have the right clothes on. Good Luck to you all, we hope we've helped enough for you to secure the grades you need for university. Please remember us when you are rich and famous!

Finally for now, the shows are coming in and we have bookings up until July. Its never too early to come and see us about your show, so just give us a ring and make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you.