Dress Circle Of York

Posted On: 24 Apr 2023 by Eleanor Williams

Dress circle a pantomime costume hire business in Haxby, York which has supplied costumes for local and national theatrical productions including Les Miserables, The Sound of Music, and Fiddler on the Roof will be auctioning its contents with over 14,000 costumes in a 3,500 sq ft barn in an online timed auction at Ryedale Auctioneers from the 9th to the 12th of May with viewing over three days:


Viewing over 3 days 

7th May 2023 - 10am to 4pm 9th May 2023 - 10am to 4pm 10th May 2023 - 10am to 4pm

Bidding is online only at www.ryedaleauctioneers.com Viewings will take place at Dress Circle of York, Low Grange Farm, Haxby, York YO32 2QW

Dress Circle of York was established in 2002 by Stephen and Jill Outhwaite in an empty barn on their farm in Haxby and was an immediate success. Over the next 20 years Dress Circle provided quality costumes and props for theatre companies and individuals across the UK and has become a well-known name in the industry. However at the start of this year Jill and Stephen decided It was time to enjoy their retirement and made the decision to sell the contents of Dress Circle through Ryedale Auctioneers.

Angus Ashworth director of Ryedale Auctioneers says “it’s a remarkable and extensive collection that rarely comes on the market and we hope to see interest from across the country”

The timed auction includes vintage wedding dresses, full and part sets from a family of squirrel costumes to full sets of dresses for My Fair Lady other items include Aladdin, Spamalot costumes, over a 1000 hats, ex Opera North costumes, Stage Makeup, Theatre props and much more. All the lots are available now on our website.