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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We are looking for some more males to join our cast for REVOLUTION! Full details still up on our website  https://www.hamiltonoperatic.co.nz/auditions/. Any questions please email philippa@hamiltonoperatic.co.nz

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