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Friday, March 24, 2017


(Two of the character costumes still available!)

It is with a great sense of sadness that Troubadour Costume Hire is having to close after 30 years in the theatre and entertainment industry.

The untimely passing of Troubadour’s founder, Peter Gardner, in May last year marked the end of an era. Efforts have been made to keep Peter’s legacy going over the last few months, but without his expertise and mechanical knowledge as regards cartoon character creation, it has proved impossible.

The building has to be vacated by the end of March, and the only way to move everything out is by means of an “EVERYTHING MUST GO” clearance sale at rock-bottom prices.

There are over 5,000 costumes and outfits up for sale as well as most of the office furniture. On offer also are the tools of the trade – sewing machines, fabric, props, sound equipment and much more – far too many items to mention individually.

For anyone who knows how to work with fibre glass and interested in starting their own costume hiring/costume making business, there are a number of fibre glass moulds for heads of character costumes. This collection represents a highly valuable start-up commodity.

There is also all the racking which carry the costumes. For more information on the moulds and racking, contact Barry at Troubadour on 031 209 2817.

Come and browse through Troubadour, and take away a piece or two of Durban history. You’ll be amazed at the range of items available.

Mondays to Fridays 09h00 to 17h00
Saturdays 09h00 to noon.

Troubadour is situated at 292 Jan Smuts Highway, Mayville. Phone 031 209 2817/8