Crucible Costumes Sale

18 May 2024 10:00 - 16:00

The Crucible will be selling some of their iconic costumes from past productions as part of a clothing sale, which will be held at the Crucible and open to the public on Saturday 18 May.

As one of the few remaining regional producing theatres that celebrates being able to employ a large costume making department, the Crucible stores a mass of archived costumes from past productions made for the Crucible stage, from Shakespeare to Standing at the Sky’s Edge.

In order to create vital storage space for upcoming shows, they are offering the opportunity to purchase some of the pieces in a clothing sale.

Items will range from modern clothing, to period replicas, vintage pieces, and fantastic theatrical costumes. Hats, shoes and accessories will also be included in the sale, with prices beginning from £1, offering a wide range of items for all budgets.

The sale will be held in the Crucible Rehearsal Room from 10am - 4pm. A priority period of 1 hour (9am - 10am) will be granted to Centre Stage and Prestige Members, before doors open publicly.


The event is not ticketed, so doors will be open to the public to come in and browse via the main Crucible entrance.

Additional Information

Debbie GambleHead of Wardrobe at Sheffield Theatres, said:

“We are excited to share some of the treasures we’ve kept in the theatre over recent years, and what better way to welcome the public in to our building that with a clothing sale.

"With vintage stores and charity shop fashion becoming ever so popular, particularly with the high student residence in the city, we wanted to offer the chance for people to discover unique fashions that won’t be found anywhere else.

"As well as everyday clothing such as jeans, dresses and coats, we have plenty on the other end of the scale - including a full frog costume which would be great at a festival! There are a range of items suitable for both on stage and off, so we welcome everyone to have a rummage and find some hidden gems.”

As a charity, Sheffield Theatres will use the funds raised to maintain the wardrobe store house in the Crucible, and enable the creation of more bespoke costumes for future productions.