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Our huge range of costume, cloth, props and set is available for hire

The theatre is fertile ground for a multitude of craft and artistic pursuits. Along with the commanding performances of the actors under the careful direction and management of the crew, a show is brought to life with the set, the props, the back cloths and the costumes, conceived of and created by a multitude of people behind the scenes of the production you see.

Hamilton Operatic Society has been operating for over 100 years and throughout that time artisans and craftspeople have designed and constructed those costumes, researching techniques from bygone eras and sourcing fabrics and embellishments that best represent the original era. Mural artists have conceived of and painted giant murals on canvas and cotton to transport the audience to a Pacific Jungle or a Parisian street. And carpenters have constructed elaborate set pieces that effortless glide around the stage and support the action.

All our treasures are available to you. Our costumes represent every historical era, specific characters and a multitude of genres popular for both stage and social events. Whether its a costume party, work conferences, themed events, business promotions, fund raisers, stage performance, film and media, or photography shoot we can help you look the part or dress the cast.

Our cloths have been carefully stored and fire retarded to meet regulations and can be freighted anywhere in the country. We also have props and set pieces that are at your disposal.

The Wardrobe Department at Hamilton Operatic has committed to a massive project to photograph our offerings over the coming year. As these images become available we will post them on this site and on our Facebook page @hoscostumes. So have a look around these pages. View the images we have already posted, read our terms and conditions and if you have a need then call or message us and we will let you know how we can help.

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Hana Lauwlauw - thinking of AveryπŸ‘

Bek Leota Harps should audition!!

Niki Adam 😊

Ash Vrijs maybe the kids will be keen 😊

Adam WhiteDoes harry know anyone?

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Thank you Mitre 10 MEGA Hamilton for your sponsorship towards our December Concert. We are extremely grateful.

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Lauren Hancock !!

Oh man, Carrie Hope Fletcher! 😍

Can’t wait for to see the live Production Go away Covid if only it were that easy

At our AGM last night Sonja McGirr-Garrett was awarded life membership. We are proud to be able to recognise her hard work and dedication over the years in such a meaningful way.

From Canada to Las Vegas to Broadway to HOS, Sonja has always been considered a β€˜triple threat’ who lights the stage up with her singing, dancing and acting prowess. Immediately after she arrived in NZ, she was spotted as a formidable force and someone who needed to be involved in our musical theatre community, Sonja has performed in and choreographed well over 30 shows for Hamilton Operatic in the past 30 years.

Not only does she lend her creative talent to our society, Sonja also gives her whole heart. She is one of our most passionate and avid supporters, who is always present at fundraising events, getting her hands dirty behind the scenes and committing countless hours both day and night to help the society each year. Sonja has also been a crucial connection between the Society and up-and-coming youth talent, first through her own dance studio and then with her experiences choreographing local school shows with both primary and secondary students such as Southwell and Fraser High School.

One of the most valuable contributions that Sonja has made to our Society is the love and heart she has put into it. Many successful seasons have been because of the relationships and manaaki that she brings to the cast and crew. There are many members of our society and shows who would be quick to tell you that the main reason they continue to come back and perform is because of Sonja. She gives to the Society because it's what she loves to do.
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At our AGM last night Sonja McGirr-Garrett was awarded life membership. We are proud to be able to recognise her hard work and dedication over the years in such a meaningful way.

From Canada to Las Vegas to Broadway to HOS, Sonja has always been considered a β€˜triple threat’ who lights the stage up with her singing, dancing and acting prowess.  Immediately after she arrived in NZ, she was spotted as a formidable force and someone who needed to be involved in our musical theatre community, Sonja has performed in and choreographed well over 30 shows for Hamilton Operatic in the past 30 years.  

Not only does she lend her creative talent to our society, Sonja also gives her whole heart.  She is one of our most passionate and avid supporters, who is always present at fundraising events, getting her hands dirty behind the scenes and committing countless hours both day and night to help the society each year.  Sonja has also been a crucial connection between the Society and up-and-coming youth talent, first through her own dance studio and then with her experiences choreographing local school shows with both primary and secondary students such as Southwell and Fraser High School.  

One of the most valuable contributions that Sonja has made to our Society is the love and heart she has put into it.  Many successful seasons have been because of the relationships and manaaki that she brings to the cast and crew.  There are many members of our society and shows who would be quick to tell you that the main reason they continue to come back and perform is because of Sonja. She gives to the Society because its what she loves to do.

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Congratulations honey, well deserved ♥️ You are such an extraordinary talent and an inspiration to us all. You just keep doing it!! I'll drink to your success! πŸ₯‚ Xx

Apart from this glorious and deserved accolade I personally award you the equally prestigious "Hmmmm - Let's See If I Can Make Arty At Least Look Like He Knows What He's Doing" Award. Well done luv, always beyond amazing xx

Amazing !! About time 😘 totally deserved ! Thank you for being you so many amazing memories “ man of steel for ever more”

Best news! You saw through my poor dance skills and made me a CAT 🐈 I’ll forever be grateful! Love ya!

Congratulations Sonja. A well deserved recognition of your hard work, dedication and support over many years.

Congratulations Sonja Kathleen McGirr-Garrett it is always a pleasure to work on shows that you are involved with. You are an inspiration. πŸ’–

Congratulations Sonja Kathleen McGirr-Garrett! Very well deserved πŸŽ‰ I love working with you - and I am no dancer πŸ˜‚β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

Brilliant πŸ‘ πŸ‘ ❀️ Congratulations beautiful. (Colleen Winton thought might like to read if you haven't already seen)

Congratulations sonja .well deserved.loads of love and blessings xxxxxxxxxx

Woohooo!!! How awesome πŸ‘ and totally deserved!!! πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸΎβ€οΈ

Yay Sonja !! That’s great news!! Soo well deserved!! 😍 xxxx

Congratulations so well deserved

Congratulations sonja...well deserved

Well deserved my beautiful friend πŸ˜˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β€β€β€

Well deserved Sonja <3 <3 what a lady!

So much love you beautiful woman πŸ˜πŸ’žπŸ’‹

Yay!!! Very well deserved!! Congratulations Sonja Kathleen McGirr-Garrett... Xx

So well done. I bet Kj Gailey is smiling down on you proudly

Well done Sonja

Congratulations πŸΎπŸŽ‰ 😘😘

Congratulations Sonja Kathleen McGirr-Garrett! well deserved my friend !

Congratulations Sonja.

Congratulations Sonja!!!

Same Sonja congratulatons

Yay Sonja!!! We love you πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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Amazing course here in Hamilton!

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Many years ago Waikato University did a course that included lighting, design, acting and directing. There were about 30 of us who participated. Al Williamson took the lighting classes and Dr Anne Hill from the USA did the Acting. The University decided they wouldn’t continue to offer the course. Very sad / but so glad someone is doing it now.

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