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

fancy dress themed event hire

Fancy dress
& themed
event hire

fancy dress themed event hire


fancy dress themed event hire



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

Tel: 01904 769 243

Email us via our contact form

fancy dress themed event hire

Make up
service &

fancy dress themed event hire

Huge range
of accessories
to buy


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.

More about Dress Circle of York

What customers are saying

  • 'For me it was the sort of costume that gives the wearer a huge boost in confidence and helped me to bring my character of the Narrator to life. In my experience, Dress Circle have always shown an ability to quickly match a performer with a suitable and ideal costume and I would recommend them very highly indeed.'

    John Heaton, Assistant Director, ITV

    Pied Piper, Market Weighton Giant Community Day

  • "Hiring costumes through Dress Circle has made everything so much easier!  They're quick to respond, professional and incredibly helpful - every costume fit my cast perfectly, and lifted the entire show, making it look truly professional." 

    T. Scott Edwards, Director of Drama

    Addams Family

  • 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

News & Announcements


Jill, Stephen and the Team are extremely sad to announce that Dress Circle of York will permanently close on the 19th of December 2020 and Jill and Stephen will retire.

We would like to thank all of our valued customers for their support, laughs, friendliness, understanding, cakes and chocolate over the past 18 years. 

We will miss you and wish you all the very best of luck in the future. 

Stay safe and well as we take our final bows. 

Jill, Stephen, Sophie, Sue, Elaine, Caroline, Emily, Susan and Guy