About Us

Theatrix - About Us - What We Do

Be enchanted by one of the largest collections of costumes in North America.

Established in 1965 Theatrix Costume House has more than 50,000 rental costumes of men’s, women’s and children apparel, including specialized costumes from over 30 Broadway productions.

Be it a single garment item or clothing for a cast of hundreds, we will continue to serve the theatre, film and television industries and corporate professionals with precision to detail and competitive pricing. Our 5,000 square foot atelier combined with a dedicated and enthusiastic staff, sets us apart from any other costume rental store in the country!

Theatrix specializes in productions for musical shows, custom-made costumes, wig rentals and alterations and reconditioning. With the finest fabrics, the top costume designers and expert crafts-people, our work is sure to surpass your unique expectations. Top it all off with help from our expert makeup artists and wig master! Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you with all your costume needs.

We are conveniently located one block north of Dupont, just east of Dufferin, with ample parking. We welcome both new customers and loyal customers to come for a tour. Our customers always say that the only way to understand the vastness of our costume collection is to visit our showroom in person.

Theatrix Costume House is an industry leader in providing costume rentals and custom designed costumes and accessories. Everything you need for your next production or special event is available for rent or purchase at Theatrix Costume House – it’s a truly transformational experience.

Founded in 1965 by Mr. Warren Hughes the little costume shop called “Catherwoods” was started on Yonge Street within the “hippie district”.

As the company continued to grow, Theatrix Costume House moved its headquarters to the theatre district on King Street West in Toronto. The company was later purchased by the DeVita family in the 1990’s and continued its expansion to include costume rentals for special events, weddings and corporate promotions. In September of 2010, Theatrix moved to Geary Avenue and was purchased by Gina Anki.

Located in an area steeped in history, Theatrix Costume House is currently housed at the old Eaton’s Stables, which was once the site for the Santa Claus parade preparations.

Gina Anki - Theatrix Costume House

About the Founder
Ms. Anki brings over 35 years of theatrical experience to the company. She is a graduate of Theatre Arts at Sir Wilfred Laurier University and the Institute of Drama Therapy in London, England. She is the founder and CEO of both The Children’s Arts Theatre School and Toronto School of Makeup. Ms. Anki is passionate about maintaining the company’s standard for excellence, creativity and innovation within the field of costume design and rentals. Her vision has always been to provide quality costumes at an affordable price.

Ms. Anki has also expanded the talent base at Theatrix to include staff that provides the full-service concept from costume design to make-up artistry and coordination. Theatrix has one of the largest selections of costumes available in North America, with over 50,000 stage quality costumes in stock from every century. Theatrix has built a solid reputation within the theatre community and corporate professionals, its vision is to further develop and continue in serving the needs of the emerging film and television industries, locally and internationally.

Theatrix is a very magical place, says Anki, the astounding success and growth of the company is a testament to her vision.

Our vision is to be the leading provider in custom designed costumes and accessories.


Mission Statement

Theatrix Costume House collection embodies the finest quality fabrics, workmanship and creativity. Our mission as a design driven company is to provide quality service and expertise on the delivery of our garments. With over 50,000 costumes and accessories to choose from we strive to provide the highest standards in service and a passion for excellence while meeting or exceeding our customer’s expectations.

Core Values

  • We believe in your vision! You dream it, we build it.
  • Our leadership is accountable to and responsible for people, projects, systems, finance and ourselves.
  • We are able to see the big picture. We plan and have faith in our future.
  • We focus on the needs of our customers, providing a high quality product and service excellence.
  • We conduct our business in an ethical manner, demonstrating integrity and authenticity.
  • We value creativity, passion, performance, achievement, competency, life experience and enthusiasm.
  • We support the art community.
  • We provide a sensitive and caring work environment. We are compassionate and considerate, respectful, accepting and trusting.
  • We are progressive, ambitious and risk-taking.
  • We encourage self-management and initiative.

Theatrix Costume House is always hiring for various positions. Please forward your resume to info@theatrixcostumehouse.com.


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