Covid Survey for Costume Workers

We conducted a Covid Survey for costume workers in March;

Costume is the literal fabric that can hold a show together

Costume Professionals know the massive contribution we make to a final production. 

The Costume In Theatre Association want to take that information into the wider theatre world.  

CITA seeks to;

Celebrate good Costume and good Costume Practice wherever we find it.

Educate future Directors and Designers about the impact costume can have for their production and how best to get the most out of their costume team.

Engage Production Managers, Technical Directors and Producers to support the costume creation process and use their skills to support their Costume teams. 


Create a community of Costume in Theatre professionals who can support and nurture each other, provide learning opportunities and advice from real world experience. 

From 1 February we can be contacted by email;




and also via social media:
 CITA Facebook

@CITAssoc twitter

@citassoc   instagram


Listen to our 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, highlighting the unrealistic fees paid to Costume Supervisors

We believe in openness and the sharing of information.

Costume professionals working in Film and Television have a rate card they can access and this allows individuals to make an informed choice about who they work for.

In vain we looked for a costume rate card for Theatre but found nothing very useful.

Costume Supervisors, Assistant Supervisors, Dressers and Costume Makers are more often than not working as freelancers. 

The taboo on asking about or knowing pay rates is one of the main barriers to successful pay negotiations. 

We believe it should be a more open process, and we asked leading theatres to share their pay rates with us.

You need to be a member of CITA to view the pay rates so please sign up.