Northern Costume Hire was founded in 1984. We are located on the North Yorkshire / Lancashire border in Barnoldswick, 7 miles from Skipton and 6 miles from Colne, (end of the M65), which provides easy access to and from the motorway network.

Our highly professional members of staff are always ready to help ensure your show or event is costumed to the highest standard.

As a company, we specialise in providing costumes for Amateur Theatre, Schools, Colleges and Youth Groups together with high quality individual hire for fancy dress.  We have worked with the BBC and ITV providing costumes for various productions.



NEW IN FOR 2016! We now have a full set of Spamalot costumes available for hire including the trick costumes for The Black Knight and The Lady of the Lake. Enquiries are coming in thick and fast for this show so don’t delay and contact us today!


**The reviews are in!

Following a successful production in Sutton, Surrey. Sardines Magazine reviewed our costumes as "glorious".**



  • Over 25,000 costumes and accessories
  • Full and Part show sets for Musicals, Opera, G&S, Pantomime and Plays
  • Costume Viewings available on request, please see HERE for more details
  • Discounted prices for Secondary Schools, Colleges and Youth Theatres
  • Curriculum based period costumes for Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Costumes for Corporate events, Murder Mysteries and Themed parties
  • Extensive range of quality fancy dress costumes for all occasions
  • Accessories, Wigs and Makeup for sale
  • Large range of vintage clothing for hire
  • Free on-site parking for collection of costumes should you wish to do so
  • Carrier service to the U.K. Ireland, Europe and beyond





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