Costume Source YOUR BASKET {{ new Date(ajaxUser.date_start).toLocaleDateString() }} - {{ new Date(ajaxUser.date_end).toLocaleDateString() }} {{ ajaxUser.basket }} {{ ajaxUser.basket == 1 ? 'costume' : 'costumes' }} Your basket is empty. You're saving about £{{ Number( * 7.3).toFixed(0) }} View Basket Log in
Log in My Wardrobe Dark Mode STYLES ABOUT USEFUL Size Guide Contact

The Dance Show Checklist

26th April 2019

So your big show is approaching. You’ve decided on a theme, you’ve booked the venue, you’ve choreographed the routines, you’ve started selling tickets.

But what have your forgotten?

We’ve created a handy free checklist to help you!

We all know how stressful the run up to a show can be, so simply tick off each item on our checklist as you go. That way you can avoid nasty surprises on your big day.

Download our free Show Checklist

Another document that is really useful is our scene list.

Fill it in and give it to all your chaperones, dressers, crew, even the photographer!

There is a page for each scene, so they can see at a glance who should be on stage, what they should be wearing, what music is playing, etc.

Download our free Scene List

The Stage Manager’s Kit

The guiding force behind any great show is the Stage Manager, and we’ve spoken to one of the best!

Anne has stage managed shows all around the world including the West End and Broadway.

She’s agreed to share with us what she keeps in her kit – the things she never starts a show without.

You might not be about to take on the West End, but her list is a great place to start when you are wondering what you should be taking to the venue:

  • Script / score
  • schedule
  • blocking notes
  • notebook and pencils
  • rubber
  • pencil sharpener
  • Sharpies
  • scissors
  • highlighters
  • cast / crew phone list
  • sign in sheets
  • travel clock
  • stopwatch
  • gaffa tape
  • electrical tape
  • spike tape
  • cable ties
  • head torch
  • batteries (AA, AAA and 9v)
  • water bottle
  • baby wipes
  • safety pins
  • first aid kit
  • hair bands
  • hair grips
  • sewing kit
  • phone charger
  • mints
  • Paracetamol
  • freezer bags

Other recent articles...

{{ }}
Costume Source
Costume Source is a Living Wage Employer
Costume Source is Carbon Neutral

Prices are for a 14 day hire unless otherwise stated and include VAT where applicable. Images are for illustration only. No accessories are included unless stated.

Meriton Foundry, Meriton Street, Bristol BS2 0SZ
0333 533 2623

© Copyright 2023 Costume Source. All rights reserved.
Costume Source and the leaping dancer logo are trademarks.
Costume Source is a trading name of Dance Source Ltd. Registered in England and Wales number 8941214. VAT 342848680.

About | Help | Terms of Hire | Privacy

Keep typing...

{{ }}
Size Guide
 SmallMediumLargeExtra Large
 Extra SmallSmallMediumLargeExtra Large
Dress Size810121416
All dimensions are in centimeters and should be treated as a guide only.
We standardise our sizes across styles and manufacturers so our sizes could vary from the manufacturers sizes.