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The Watermill Theatre’s First Costume and Props Jumble Sale

We are holding our first ever Costume and Props Jumble Sale, on Saturday 22nd October 2022, 10am till 2pm. The sale will take place at the theatre.

A perfect opportunity for a fun day out, rummage in the hats and accessories or dive for fabulous fabrics amongst the costume rails.

The sale will include items suitable for schools and community theatre, from modern clothing and vintage garments to bespoke theatrical costumes. This is the first time The Watermill has held an event like this, with some costumes, furniture and props having featured onstage in recent productions. For example, the magnificent cloak of The Eldest Magician seen in last summer’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories.

The Eldest Magician from Just So, Photo Credit Pamela Raith

Also in the sale is part of a donation from John O’Gaunt School, which includes an array of panto costumes, animal suits and fancy-dress items, which wouldn’t normally be found among The Watermill collection, perfect o brighten up young people’s dressing up boxes.

This green initiative forms part of our ongoing commitment to be more a sustainable and eco-conscious venue. It’s an opportunity for the theatre and the local community to reuse and recycle together, helping to keep clothing out of landfill, that can easily have another life in a new home.

All the money raised from the sale will go towards allowing The Watermill to continue creating memorable theatre and delivering an inspirational outreach programme in West Berkshire.

With items from as little as £1, there will be something for everyone. Entry is free, no pre-booking is required. The Watermill have free parking onsite and refreshments will be available in the bar.