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The story goes that when the Stratford Festival shipped its costumes for the tour of King Lear starring Christopher Plummer to New York’s Lincoln Centre, someone there called to say: “These look like museum pieces.”  

It was a beautiful compliment to the quality of craftsmanship and design that makes each of our costumes its own work of art. Similarly, the members of our props department bring unparalleled ingenuity and artistry to their creations. The work of these great designers and artisans can lend tremendous theatrical magic to your own production.  

With more than 50,000 costumes pieces and countless props and set pieces, our Costume and Props Warehouse is one of the largest in the world. 


The Stratford Festival provides rentals of a vast selection of costumes and a full range of props to support theatre, film, television, commercials, print ads, photo shoots and stylists. To view our collection, please contact us at 519.271.4040, extension 4317, or by email.     

  • Please make an appointment before visiting. The Costume and Props Warehouse is open for rentals Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have an emergency request, please call and we will try to accommodate your request. Viewings are scheduled in three-hour blocks with a maximum of two people per viewing (subject to change to adhere to current government guidelines).
  • Unable to travel to us? Please send a list outlining your request to arrange a video viewing or, alternatively, we can email photos of stock choices to you.
  • We offer competitive pricing, including discounts for long-term rentals. 
  • Renter will be provided with a start-up package that must be completed and submitted before your visit.


    • All pickups and returns are by appointment.
    • Please bring your own supplies, including measuring tapes, markers, pins, dividers and tape.
    • No food or drinks, other than personal water bottles, are permitted in the Warehouse.

      Interested in touring the warehouse?

      Check out our Festival Treasures Tour to explore, reminisce, and discover what decades of theatre history looks like as we take you through our Costume Warehouse and Archives.