GREAT's Lending Program

GREAT Theatre loans costumes, accessories, set pieces, technical effects, and props to area schools and youth-serving organizations. In a typical season GREAT loans hundreds of items to nearly 50 organizations! Our lending programs exists to assist in the mission of the GREAT Theatre - to create meaningful experiences for artists and audiences of all ages. 

Who can borrow? 
GREAT Theatre loans items to local nonprofit organizations and educational institutions (including public and parochial schools, home schools, and colleges). GREAT gives preference to organizations with a similar mission - to support youth, arts education, and community outreach. The loaning of items to other groups and projects is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please plan ahead!
It is difficult to take requests or make appointments during the week prior to any of GREAT’s productions so please plan early. A two week notice (or more!) is preferred.

Borrowers can view stock without staff assistance. However, they will be asked to sign an agreement before taking anything and they should be prepared to provide the necessary transportation, carrying equipment, and people-power to choose and transport items.  

The following items are not available: footwear, hats, jewelry, corsets, wigs, vintage clothing or props, and weapons.

Of note... 
All items must be returned in the same condition as when borrowed so please do not cut, dye, paint, glue, or otherwise alter anything. All garments must be returned cleaned or laundered. GREAT reserves the right to deny the loan of items based on our show season and programming needs, and fragility and/or value of any item.

To discuss your needs or schedule an appointment, please fill out the following contact form.


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If you have questions, feel free to contact GREAT staff directly:

Looking to purchase?
Occasionally the entire set and/or all costumes from a show are available for purchase.  If you’re interested in purchasing a set and/or costumes, contact or