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.
Theatrix Costume House is currently housed at in vibrant Parkdale Village at Queen and Dufferin Avemue.
About the Founder
Ms. Anki brings over 40 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.
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