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TDF Costume Collection

Regular Hours:

Monday through Friday:
9:00am to 5:30pm
Final Checkout at 4:00pm

Special Hours:

Friday, April 18th: 9:00am-1:30pm; Final Checkout at 12:30pm

Friday, May 2nd: CLOSED

Friday, May 23rd: 9:00am-1:30pm; Final Checkout at 12:30pm

Monday, May 26th: CLOSED

Friday, May 30th: Summer hours begin

Our Address:
TDF Costume Collection
(Located at the Kaufman Astoria Film Studios)
34-12 36th Street
Lower Level, Suite 1
Astoria, NY 11106

Enter the Kaufman Astoria Film Studios Campus at 35th Avenue and 36th Street in Astoria

Email: costume@tdf.org
Phone: 212-989-5855
Fax: 212-206-0922

Directions to Kaufman Astoria Studios

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Irene Sharaff Awards

Learn more about the TDF Irene Sharaff Awards & the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design

LIVE DESIGN FEATURE ON 2011 YOUNG MASTER



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Where do costumes go after closing night? Many go to the TDF Costume Collection, which houses more than 80,000 costumes and accessories from Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, opera companies and touring companies. This huge inventory is available for rent at low cost primarily to not-for-profit performing arts companies, educational institutions and other charitable groups nationwide.

The TDF Costume Collection provides professionally designed costumes at affordable prices. The reasonable prices not only allow fledgling companies to mount more professional-looking shows; they also help theatres to produce a greater number of new works by keeping production costs down. 

Performing arts organizations, colleges and universities, middle and high schools, and community and charitable groups are among those primarily eligible to take advantage of all the TDF Costume Collection has to offer.

If you are not in the New York area or are unable to visit the Collection, for an additional fee you can use the Pulling Service.   If available, costumes will be chosen for you by the Collection's expert design team based on the information you provide.

TDF COSTUME COLLECTION HAS MOVED TO KAUFMAN ASTORIA STUDIOS
Read the Wall Street Journal story here!

You may visit the Collection to browse or by appointment, use the Collection's library for research.

Renting Costumes

Donate Costumes

When your next show closes, why not donate some or all of your costumes? All donations to the TDF Costume Collection are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. To arrange for a donation or for more information, contact TDF Costume Collection or call (212) 989-5855.

In the Media

The TDF Costume Collection proudly supports not-for-profit theatrical performances, and occasionally, we even make headlines:

Sunday March 23 New York Times "Metropolitan Section"
feature about TDF Costume Collection's bag sale

TDF Costume Collection featured on "In The Wings"


The TDF Costume Collection would like to thank the following major donors for their generous support: 

                          

Additional support is provided by the Harkness Foundation for Dance
and United Scenic Artists Local 829