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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Grease 1978
The New Zealand Premiere - another premiere by HOS ๐Ÿ‘
Check out the bar prices in the programme ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿฅ‚
We also staged this show in 1986 and 2004. Is it time for Sandy and Danny to be together again??Image attachmentImage attachment

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Grease is still the word!

I loved this show. 9 week season only Friday and Saturday nights

My late mother played Mrs Lynch in that show

Love grease as a show! I played Marty at Riverlea-so much fun and would be awesome to see it staged again!!!

The choices in beers has improved dramatically!

What is a crackling wine?!

From that show.

This was before the move

Grease is the word!

Lisa Baty

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Now, more than ever, Hamilton Operatic, your Society, needs you!

Our 100 year plus history has taken us through wars, depressions, recessions, crises and two pandemics.

Still we continue: nurturing local talent, showcasing our up and coming performers and delighting audiences with our fabulous productions.We survived the first pandemic a hundred years ago but COVID-19 has been a heavy blow.

Please help us continue our rich musical theatre tradition by becoming a member. Buy one for yourself or perhaps one for a friend or relative. A Hamilton Operatic Society membership makes a great gift. With memberships starting from just $20 per year its easy, and there are many options to choose from - all with differing levels of benefits.

Become a member today and be part of theatre history. 
We look forward to seeing you soon!


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We support you and will be back watching your shows and cheering you on.

Great display of communication, empathy for your members, your patrons and those who support you. Good on you HOS, you've had your battles of recent times and you're still doing the best for all concerned. Kia Kaha HOS.

Such sad news but we really hope to see the wonderful CAST of Chicago smash this production out next year!! Please ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Tara Given, I guess no clashes with your uni performance after all. Still sad though.

Mike Williams๐Ÿ˜ข

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Whos keen??

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Yes I'm interested

Victoria Phok yes yes yes yes yes!!!! Alllll the fabrics for our collections next semester ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Yes for sure!


Yes when

Yes please

Sandra Jensen

Chris Li

Anne Brown you would love this

Carman Dyer

Zoe Nyika

Julia Liefting

Fiona Jones

Sue Barlow thought this might interest you

Adi Star

Kristine Hoff

Yes. Trish Gapes too?

Sandy Hart!!

Nigel-Katrina Murphy

Mary Archer?

Jenny Cameron ??

Shih-Wei Chiu

Would be great! Win win situation for all!

Yes from Hastings so would appreciate some notice

Yes yes yeeeees!

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