Rentals FAQ's


COSTUME RENTAL FAQ

What kinds of costumes do you have?

We have a varied selection of men and women’s costumes from the 1400s to the 1980s.  This includes hats, shoes, undergarments, and other accessories.  Our costume stock is a balance between custom made theatrical costumes created for Nashville Repertory Theatre productions, as well as purchased, reproduction, and vintage garments.

Do you carry Disney costumes or Mascots?

No, we do not have any licensed costumes such as Disney or Marvel, and we do not have mascots or animal costumes in our stock.

Do you have fantasy and Halloween costumes?

While we have a few fantasy pieces, the majority of our costumes are realistic and historical.  We do not rent our costumes for Halloween or other party use.

Who can rent costumes?

The Nashville Rep costume stock is available for rent to the local theatre community, schools, film companies, and other professional organizations.  We accept individual clients based upon your costume rental needs.

Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes. Nashville Rep’s Costume Shop is not a retail store, it is a theatrical costume production workshop. Costume appointments need to be scheduled and confirmed in advance, and appointment times are based on the discretion of Nashville Rep.  Appointment times will only be scheduled between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.  Drop in appointments will not be accepted. 

Can I rent props or scenic items when I come for my costume appointment?

Prop/scenic and costume rentals are handled by different departments.  You will need to make a separate appointment to visit the prop/scenic department.

How do I get started?

Please email rentals@nashvillerep.org or call 615-349-3227 to schedule an appointment.  Have as much information as possible including a detailed description of what you are interested in renting and what sizes you need. 

What do I need to bring for my appointment?

When you come in to select costumes, please bring your actor’s measurements. Because the majority of our costume stock is made up of custom-built items, they do not have commercial sizes in them. We will need neck, chest, waist, and hip circumferences as well as sleeve and pant lengths. Costume selection is a “self-service” process; a costume shop representative will show you available costumes and you may choose the items that you would like to rent.

Can I pull extra costumes?

Yes, you can take as many costume options that you would like.  Full rental fee will be waived for unused costumes which are returned prior to opening night/event date; however, a restocking fee of 5% will be charged for each unused item.

Do I need to dry clean the costumes?

No, dry cleaning and laundering costs are factored into your rental price.  However, there will be additional cleaning charges if there is an excess of stains on rented garments. 

PROP and Scenic RENTAL FAQ

Who can rent props or set pieces from Nashville Repertory Theatre?

Rentals are available to the local theatre community, universities, schools, film companies, photographers, and other professional organizations.  We accept individual clients based upon your rental needs.

Do I need to make an appointment to look at your stock, pick up my rental, or return my rental?

Yes. Nashville Rep’s rental department is not a retail store, it is a part of a working theatre company. Appointments need to be scheduled and confirmed in advance, and appointment times are based on the discretion of Nashville Rep and our production schedule.  Appointment times will only be scheduled between the hours of 10am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.  Drop in appointments will not be accepted. 

How do I get started?

Please email rentals@nashvillerep.org or call 615-349-3227 to schedule an appointment.  Have as much information as possible including a detailed description of what you are interested in renting. 

Do you offer delivery or pick up for rented items?

No. All items must be picked up and returned by you or someone you have authorized on your rental agreement. You are required to provide any straps, packing blankets, and helpers required for the safe loading, transport, and unloading of your items.

Can I reserve items?

Only clients with completed up-to-date paperwork and set rental dates can reserve items. Rentals are first come first serve, and any piece's availability is subject to the needs of the Nashville Rep’s current season.

Can you ship rented items to me?

We currently do not have the facilities to ship large items or large orders. Some small items or orders may be able to be shipped at the discretion of the Rental Manager.

Can I make alterations to a rented item?

Rental items cannot be altered in any way (including painting, changing hardware, reupholstering, or distressing) without the written permission of the Rental Manager. Any items modified without permission will be subject to damage or replacement fees.

Can you build custom props or sets?

Depending on our production schedule and personnel availability we may be able to build something for you, and pricing will be based on type of labor, materials, and time. Please email rentals@nashvillerep.org for more information. 

Can I rent costumes when I come for my prop or scenic appointment?

Prop/scenic and costume rentals are handled by different departments.  You will need to make a separate appointment to visit the costume department.