7th Annual CGTA Textile Drop/Swap & Costume Exchange

Please join The League of Chicago Theatres for the 7th Annual CGTA Textile Drop/Swap & Costume Exchange!

Here are a few humble asks from our team.

  1. If you are a part of theatre organization, please make sure your production and/or costume departments know about this event and encourage them to carve out some time to go through their costume stock and arrange transportation ahead of this event.
  2. If you know that your theatre will be bringing a large amount of materials, please let us know so we can make sure to have the volunteers ready to assist you with unloading.  Email jamie@chicagoplays.com with your theatre’s name and anticipated day and time of drop off.
  3. We very much need volunteers to make this event a success, please help us out by signing up for a volunteer shift here.
  4. Head to the event on Facebook, share the event, and let us know if you are interested in coming!

Event Information:

Friday, October 21, 2022 & Saturday, October 22, 2022
11:00AM – 4:00PM
Chicago Children’s Theatre
100 S. Racine
Chicago, IL 60607

Are you ready for free costumes & clothing leading up to Halloween? Are you ready for the euphoria that comes when you empty out the overflowing closet at your theatre/home? Are you ready for a combination of both? Save the date for the 7th Annual Chicago Green Theatre Alliance’s Textile Drop/Swap & Costume Exchange!

This two-day event will be held at the Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine, from 11am – 4pm on Friday, October 21st, 2022 & 11am – 4pm on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022.

Thank you to our sponsors, the Chicago Green Theatre Alliance, Conscious Costume, the League of Chicago Theatres, and our hosts at the Chicago Children’s Theatre.

Textiles Accepted: Clothing, Costumes, Shoes, Hats, Accessories, and Household Textiles (towels, sheets, blankets, etc). After the event, all surplus textiles that are not taken by visitors will be donated to a textile recycling center.

IMPORTANT: This year WE WILL NOT BE collecting e-waste of any kind at this event.

All staff and visitors will be required to wear a mask during the event. Please bring your own mask, however, we will have some extras at the door just in case. If you are feeling ill, please do not attend the event (this building is frequented by children & elderly patrons). Thank you for your consideration.

The event will take place inside the theatre. Visitors may park in the Chicago Children’s Theatre parking lot on the south side of the building while dropping off materials or attending the event.

While you do not need to RSVP for this event, if you are a theatre planning to bring a large amount of materials and you know what day and time you are coming, please email jamie@chicagoplays.com to let us know. This is a huge help to us.


If you can volunteer at this event, we would greatly appreciate the vital help…and we’ll even buy you lunch. We need volunteers for 5 shifts, a morning shift and afternoon shift on both Friday and Saturday, and a wrap-up shift on Sunday. If you are able to volunteer for this event, please fill out the form here.

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