Sadly BTP has to announce the closure of its Costume Hire Shop. The Hire Shop has offered many years of service to Bay residents but the time has come to bring it to a close.
It has proved impossible to attract sufficient volunteer staff to operate the shop on even a limited basis. Over the years customers have found many other ways to access the costumes they require – through avenues which did not exist when the shop first began its operations.
But this does not mean BTP will lose its collection of costumes, many of which have been painstakingly sewn and crafted and also, in many cases, donated by theatre lovers. All will be carefully kept and used for future BTP productions with the exception of specific theme items that relate only to hire.
The work and donations have, of course, provided valuable income to BTP over the years and have helped to maintain the theatre.
BTP offers its best wishes to all those who have contributed to Costume Hire over the years and thanks them for their service.