Costume, Props, Staging and Workshop Hire


he Market Theatre’s Hire department offers a wide range of costumes, furniture props, staging equipment and workshop space for set building.   Most of the props and costumes stored in our facilities are from previously used Market Theatre productions.

The services are available to anyone wishing to hire. We offer our services for TV, film and theatre productions, schools and colleges and amateur theatre organisations around Gauteng.

Costume Hire

Discover a wide range of costumes available for hire. With a collection of over 2000 costumes, from Shakespearean, period dresses, Tailored suites, Russian Uniforms, RSA police vests to every day wear.

Our Facilities

Market Theatre Costume store provides a cost effective and efficient costuming solution for schools and other drama organisations. Costume hire includes not only individual packaging, detailed inventories, personal attention and best of all, laundering is all part of the package.

We offer on-site fitting facilities or customers can arrange to take costumes away to fit.

Our rates are competitive, offering educational discounts and sliding scale rate for longer hires. Costumes may be reserved for up to four weeks, however we ask for confirmation one week prior to collection.

All appointments can be made through Hailey Kingston at the Market Theatre. We are in the process of cataloguing the stores.

Props and Furniture Hire

The prop and furniture store is growing, we have a wide range of goods from chairs, tables, steps, doors, period phones, goblets, books, plates, tins and the list continues.  The Market Theatre,  has also, recently purchased new dance mats in black or grey, they too are for hire

The stage units are made of rostra 2400 x 1000 units with heights of 300, 450, 600 and 900, suitable for indoor use. We are able to offer crew and transport at an additional costs.

We welcome you to book and appointment and explore the Market Theatre stores.

Workshop Space

The Market Theatre has an equipped workshop, for set and prop making. We would like to offer our space to schools, theatre and film students, theatre practitioners, prop makers and set builders for set building and prop making. Our space is ideal to paint scenic backdrops for school performances.

If crew are required to assist with the build, we can include this as an additional service in the quotation.

The workshop is easily accessible and is located on the corner of Gerard Sekoto and Lillian Ngoyi street Newtown.

We offer a friendly and efficient service to a variety of customers including schools and universities, theatre companies – both professional and amateur, film, television and video companies, marketing and publishing companies and event organisers.

Our hire fees are very competitive, offering educational discounts and a sliding scale for longer hires.

Please contact Malebo Mokoto at or 011 832 1641 for appointments Monday – Friday, bookings or further information.

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