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Professional Staff - Engaged Students

The Costume Shop - housed in The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration - designs and builds costumes for a variety of University productions and performances for the following:

  • UA Dance and Theatre Arts Programs
  • University of Akron Dance Company
  • University Theatre
  • Dance Institute
  • Opera Lyric Theatre
  • Individual UA students

Expanding arts education, The Costume Shop provides UA students the unique experience of working alongside professional staff and designers who are committed to sharing the knowledge and passion. The following UA student opportunities are available:   

  • Direct work experience for Work Study Students and Fashion Graduate Assistants
  • Mentoring and production collaboration skills for Dance and Theatre Students
  • Public relations and media collaboration with Arts Administration Graduate Assistants

The Costume Shop Website:
rentals, archives, and more!

University of Akron Costume Rentals

Visit The Costume Shop Website

Costume rental and professional services for the community 

Costume Shop rentals are currently suspended. Please call the School of Music office at 330-972-7590 to schedule return of costumes.

The Costume Shop is also able to provide select services to the greater Akron community through rental, alterations, and more! Community organizations and individuals benefit from reasonable rental prices and quality professional services:

  • Theatre and Dance companies
  • High schools performances
  • Church events
  • Individual life events
  • Solo performance artists

The Costume Shop is extremely popular; those wishing to explore this outstanding community resource should contact The Costume Shop early in the planning stages of projects and productions.

Learn more about Student Opportunities
in The Costume Shop

University of Akron Costume Shop

Student Opportunities in The Costume Shop