Costume In Theatre Association is now

Costume In Theatre, Entertainment & Arts

2021 is finally here and with it CITA becomes CiTEA

What a year 2020 turned out to be! We at CiTEA like to look back on the year and think about our “TA DA” list (like a To Do list in reverse celebrating our achievements)

We conducted a survey with the Creative Industries Federation, the results of which were passed to the DCMS and helped with the campaign to support freelance costume workers during the Covid pandemic

* We joined AAPTLE: The Alliance of Associations in Theatre & Live Events

* We created and published the Covid Safe Guidelines for Costume Workers and alongside the ABTT we presented a industry webinar to help support costume workers as they return to work

* We kicked off the Yellow Book Project working towards better working practices for costume and wardrobe staff

* We took seats on the ABTT technical standards and safety committees so costume workers have a voice in the room

* We hosted lock down coffee break and happy hour zooms to help keep costume workers connected

*We presented our first free event with the Arts Council on how to apply for a DYCP grant

* We created the student and graduate branch of CiTEA

* We formed links to Arts Inc, Stage Sight & PiPA and we look forward to working with them more closely in 2021

* We joined a ‘sustainability in costume’ working group and have made a commitment to work to raise awareness in how costuming can be more sustainable.

We would love to see your TA DA List: Post on social media using the #TADACiTEA and tag us so we can celebrate you!


Listen to our Co-Chair, Catherine Kodicek talking about women in theatre for International Women's Day as part of a panel on Soho Radio show What's Offstage


Read an opinion piece in The Stage by our Co-chair Catherine Kodicek

"More than just face masks: Covid-safe working means putting people first."