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The Costume Designer is responsible for creating an appropriate look for the costumes worn by the cast, both from the viewpoint of functionality (e.g. are there lines in the show that refer to specific aspects of the costume; will the costumes need to hide radio microphones or other special effects; are they suitable for any quick costume changes), and from the artistic appearance of the costumes (from the correct time period). This may involve making the costumes from scratch, altering existing costumes, or arranging costume hire from a third-party firm. The Costume Designer will also need to arrange suitable transport for getting the costumes to the theatre at the start of the run, and removing them after the last performance.

Some directors will have a very strong view about the overall design, whereas others will give their designers a greater input into creating the look of the show.

For best results, the Costume Designer should work with the other designers to ensure the costume design is consistent with the overall design ideas. A production will look a lot better if each designer is following a consistent thread and taking into account of the look and atmosphere being created by the other designers.

The Costume Designer is almost always responsible for making and/or sourcing hire costumes based on the design, and sometimes they also take on the role of looking after the costumes during the run of the show. You should confirm with the production team whether you are happy to be present for the full run of the show, so that Wardrobe Assistants can be found to do this job if necessary. You should also discuss whether there are any quick costume changes that will require additional Wardrobe Assistants to be found to help actors with these changes.

Costume Spreadsheet Template[edit]

The following spreadsheet is commonly used, but you can alter it into a more detailed or more generic table.

Character Actor General Size (S/M/L) Dress Size Trouser Size Chest/Waist/Hips Inside Leg Height Shoe Size
Name 1 Actor 1

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Costume Designer Vacancies

Technical roles for South Pacific
South Pacific – Random Society 63
20:45, Wed 22nd July 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
20:45, Thu 23rd July 2020 at Random Venue 65
20:45, Sun 26th July 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
20:30, Mon 27th July 2020 at Barbican Centre
Summer Vacation

We are looking for: Set Designer , Stage Manager , Publicist , Production Manager , Production Electrician , Assistant Stage Manager , Technical Director , Lighting Designer , Editor , Carpenter, Deputy Stage Manager , Composer , Costume Designer , Chief Electrician , Video Director , Choreographer , Musical Director , Camera Operator , Writer 

Contact Random Contact 55 before 23rd Jul 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for Twelfth Night, or What You Will
Twelfth Night, or What You WillS-7
19:30, Mon 13th January 2020 at The Old Vic
Lent Week 0

We are looking for: Sound Designer , Production Electrician , Photographer , Costume Designer , Assistant Stage Manager 

Contact Random Contact 23 before 17th Jul 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for Doctor Faustus
Doctor FaustusClare Hall
19:15, Sun 22nd March 2020 - Thu 26th March 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
Easter Vacation

We are looking for: Costume Designer , Stage Manager , Photographer , Choreographer , Director , Sound Designer , Deputy Stage Manager , Producer , Chief Electrician 

Contact Random Contact 72 before 6th Jul 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for Gypsy: A Musical Fable
Gypsy: A Musical FableChurchill
19:15, Sun 21st March 2021 - Wed 24th March 2021 at Crucible Theatre
Lent Week 9

We are looking for: Chief Electrician , Choreographer , Photographer , Costume Designer , Publicist , Production Electrician , Writer , Assistant Stage Manager , Publicity Designer , Carpenter, Production Manager , Director , Sound Designer 

Contact Random Contact 99 before 6th Jul 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for Show Boat
Show BoatS-9
21:00, Sat 10th April 2021 - Thu 15th April 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
21:00, Sat 17th April 2021 - Thu 22nd April 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
20:45, Sat 24th April 2021 - Thu 29th April 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Easter Vacation to Week 0

We are looking for: Composer , Musical Director , Costume Designer , Production Electrician , Chief Electrician , Set Designer 

Contact Random Contact 45 before 4th Aug 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for Glengarry Glen Ross
Glengarry Glen RossGonville & Caius
20:30, Fri 29th October 2021 - Wed 3rd November 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
14:00, Fri 5th November 2021 - Wed 10th November 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
11:30, Fri 12th November 2021 - Wed 17th November 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3 to Week 6

We are looking for: Director , Carpenter, Producer , Lighting Designer , Assistant Stage Manager , Stage Manager , Editor , Photographer , Technical Director , Costume Designer , Production Electrician , Sound Designer , Composer , Publicist , Set Designer , Writer , Camera Operator 

Contact Random Contact 95 before 1st Aug 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for The Cherry Orchard
The Cherry Orchard – Random Society 40
20:15, Sun 2nd May 2021 - Wed 5th May 2021 at Crucible Theatre
Easter Week 1

We are looking for: Costume Designer , Deputy Stage Manager , Production Manager , Producer , Lighting Designer , Stage Manager , Camera Operator , Publicity Designer 

Contact Random Contact 63 before 7th Jul 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for Show Boat
Show BoatWolfson
17:30, Wed 9th June 2021 - Mon 14th June 2021 at Random Venue 64
Easter Week 6 to Week 7

We are looking for: Sound Designer , Costume Designer , Writer , Photographer , Director , Production Manager , Deputy Stage Manager , Video Director , Technical Director , Publicist , Producer , Composer , Lighting Designer , Editor , Camera Operator , Stage Manager 

Contact Random Contact 60 before 26th Jul 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for Damn Yankees
Damn YankeesS-10
20:45, Sun 6th June 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre
20:30, Mon 7th June 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
21:00, Thu 10th June 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
20:45, Fri 11th June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
16:45, Mon 14th June 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
20:45, Wed 16th June 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
20:15, Thu 17th June 2021 at Almeida Theatre
20:30, Sat 19th June 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
21:15, Mon 21st June 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
21:00, Thu 24th June 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
Easter Week 6 to May Week

We are looking for: Publicity Designer , Set Designer , Video Director , Costume Designer , Director , Producer , Chief Electrician , Composer , Production Manager , Musical Director , Publicist , Assistant Stage Manager , Technical Director , Production Electrician 

Contact Random Contact 68 before 30th Jun 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for The Government Inspector
The Government InspectorS-10
21:00, Fri 20th August 2021 - Wed 25th August 2021 at Random Venue 12
21:00, Fri 27th August 2021 - Wed 1st September 2021 at Random Venue 12
21:00, Fri 3rd September 2021 - Wed 8th September 2021 at Random Venue 12
Summer Vacation

We are looking for: Technical Director , Choreographer , Production Electrician , Set Designer , Stage Manager , Assistant Stage Manager , Camera Operator , Video Director , Chief Electrician , Publicity Designer , Composer , Carpenter, Sound Designer , Publicist , Writer , Lighting Designer , Deputy Stage Manager , Producer , Production Manager , Costume Designer 

Contact Random Contact 89 before 31st Jul 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for The Good Person of Szechwan
The Good Person of SzechwanRobinson
20:30, Wed 6th May 2020 - Mon 11th May 2020 at Crucible Theatre
20:30, Wed 13th May 2020 - Mon 18th May 2020 at Crucible Theatre
20:15, Wed 20th May 2020 - Mon 25th May 2020 at Crucible Theatre
Easter Week 2 to Week 5

We are looking for: Chief Electrician , Writer , Stage Manager , Carpenter, Sound Designer , Photographer , Choreographer , Costume Designer , Musical Director , Producer , Set Designer , Production Electrician 

Contact Random Contact 91 before 27th Jun 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named DesireTrinity Hall
21:00, Wed 14th August 2019 - Sun 18th August 2019 at London Palladium
Summer Vacation

We are looking for: Sound Designer , Set Designer , Choreographer , Composer , Costume Designer , Deputy Stage Manager , Publicist , Publicity Designer , Video Director , Editor 

Contact Random Contact 66 before 14th Jul 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for Sunday in the Park with George
Sunday in the Park with GeorgeClare
19:30, Mon 12th August 2019 - Fri 16th August 2019 at Barbican Centre
16:15, Mon 19th August 2019 - Fri 23rd August 2019 at Barbican Centre
22:45, Mon 26th August 2019 - Fri 30th August 2019 at Barbican Centre
Summer Vacation

We are looking for: Photographer , Set Designer , Production Electrician , Musical Director , Producer , Editor , Chief Electrician , Publicist , Choreographer , Publicity Designer , Stage Manager , Assistant Stage Manager , Production Manager , Lighting Designer , Camera Operator , Composer , Costume Designer , Video Director , Writer 

Contact Random Contact 12 before 26th Jun 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and CleopatraSt John's
21:00, Fri 11th October 2019 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
13:45, Sun 13th October 2019 at The Old Vic
21:30, Tue 15th October 2019 at Royal Opera House, London
20:15, Thu 17th October 2019 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
20:45, Sun 20th October 2019 at Globe Theatre, London
20:15, Wed 23rd October 2019 at Royal Opera House, London
20:45, Thu 24th October 2019 at Haymarket Theatre
19:45, Sun 27th October 2019 at Random Venue 15
19:15, Mon 28th October 2019 at Noël Coward Theatre
20:00, Thu 31st October 2019 at Haymarket Theatre
Michaelmas Week 0 to Week 3

We are looking for: Musical Director , Director , Editor , Technical Director , Photographer , Stage Manager , Lighting Designer , Composer , Publicist , Carpenter, Video Director , Choreographer , Publicity Designer , Production Electrician , Camera Operator , Deputy Stage Manager , Chief Electrician , Costume Designer , Producer , Set Designer 

Contact Random Contact 3 before 8th Jul 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Spider-Man: Turn Off the DarkChrist's
12:00, Sun 18th February 2018 - Thu 22nd February 2018 at Noël Coward Theatre
19:15, Sun 25th February 2018 - Thu 1st March 2018 at Noël Coward Theatre
19:30, Sun 4th March 2018 - Thu 8th March 2018 at Noël Coward Theatre
Lent Week 5 to Week 7

We are looking for: Chief Electrician , Production Manager , Choreographer , Production Electrician , Assistant Stage Manager , Writer , Producer , Costume Designer , Sound Designer , Camera Operator , Editor , Musical Director , Video Director 

Contact Random Contact 49 before 11th Jul 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice – Random Society 7
20:45, Tue 12th June 2018 at Globe Theatre, London
13:15, Fri 15th June 2018 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
20:30, Sun 17th June 2018 at Haymarket Theatre
20:30, Mon 18th June 2018 at London Palladium
13:30, Tue 19th June 2018 at Royal Opera House, London
19:00, Fri 22nd June 2018 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
20:45, Mon 25th June 2018 at London Palladium
20:45, Thu 28th June 2018 at Adelphi Theatre
Easter Week 7 to Summer Vacation

We are looking for: Lighting Designer , Photographer , Production Electrician , Composer , Choreographer , Deputy Stage Manager , Technical Director , Production Manager , Costume Designer , Stage Manager , Musical Director , Carpenter, Camera Operator , Set Designer , Chief Electrician , Director , Sound Designer , Video Director , Assistant Stage Manager , Producer 

Contact Random Contact 46 before 4th Aug 2021 16:07 for more details.

Technical roles for Cats
CatsPeterhouse
19:45, Thu 24th November 2016 - Sun 27th November 2016 at Royal Court Theatre
Michaelmas Week 7 to Week 8

We are looking for: Editor , Assistant Stage Manager , Costume Designer , Composer 

Contact Random Contact 81 before 25th Jun 2021 16:07 for more details.