In a typical year our productions require 1,200 costumes, of which 500 are new. With the space to increase our team of costumiers and apprentices for the first time, even more of our magical costumes will be made in-house.

The costume department in our new home will have space for 12 makers. It means we can work together as a team and resolve small problems quickly by having the maker and dancer in the same building. The process will be better controlled and we can be quicker.”