donateNYC Partners

donateNYC encourages New Yorkers to support these nonprofit partners in their important reuse activities and social missions:

Theatre Development Fund Costume Collection

TDF Costume Collection

Designed to help dress up the stages of nonprofit and small-scale theatrical performances, the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) Costume Collection houses over 80,000 costumes and accessories donated from Broadway, Off Broadway, Opera, Film, regional productions and individuals. The TDF Costume Collection is a program of the Theatre Development Fund, the nation's largest nonprofit organization supporting the performing arts. Since its inception in 1974, the TDF Costume Collection has provided professionally designed costume rentals at affordable prices predominately to nonprofit performing arts companies, educational institutions and other charitable groups nationwide. The reasonable prices not only allow fledgling companies to mount more professional-looking shows; they also help theatres to produce a greater number of new works by keeping production costs down while having less of an impact on the environment.

donateNYC Partner Fact: TDF Costume Collection received 27,294 pounds of donated costumes in 2017, and rented out over 15,000.


Accepted Donations: Please call ahead to ensure your donations can be accepted.

  • Clothing (costume/vintage)
  • Clothing Accessories (costume/vintage)
  • Dress Maker Mannequins
  • Eye Glassess
  • Theatre and Film Surplus
  • Shoes (costume/vintage)

Donations Not Accepted:

  • Clothing Hangers
  • Fabric & Textiles
  • Wigs

Pick-Up Service: Yes (case-by-case basis)

Location & Contact

TDF Costume Collection

34-12 36th Street
Astoria, NY 11106
Lower Level Suite 1