The Costume Shop at the University of Akron creates costumes for Dance, Musical Theatre, Theatre, Opera Theatre, and Dance Institute. Full—time staff includes a professional designer, a shop supervisor, and a crew of Production-Assistants who belong to the I.A.T.S.E. Union. Work-study students complete the paid staff. Students fulfilling lab requirements also participate in the production of costumes for various productions.
Our Costume Rental Program is available to school and community organizations and provides a reasonably priced source to rent costumes and costume accessories. Those wishing to explore this resource should contact the Costume Shop at 330-972-6083.