Showtime for Hats is the first UK exhibition of its kind, focusing solely on hats for theatre, film, TV and opera. It’s a celebration of the milliners and hatters in the British Hat Guild who create specialist headwear for this niche. This is a fantastic opportunity to see handcrafted original pieces made by the UK’s finest hat makers, many of whom have been in the business for decades!
Headwear being exhibited includes Timothy Daltonʼs topper from Licence To Kill (Lock & Co Hatters), Michele Pfeifferʼs stunning transparent lace hat from the film Cherie (Sean Barrett), Paul Kayeʼs felt trilby worn in Year of The Rabbit (Ellie Vallerini), Ian McKellenʼs extravagent panto hat from Mother Goose (Claire Strickland) and Eddie Redmayneʼs helmet from Cabaret (Noel Stewart).
Come and be inspired! So often the audienceʼs favourite character wears a hat.
Please note this exhibition will be open Monday through Friday 10:00am - 17:00pm in September and Monday through Saturday 10:00am - 17:00pm in October and is closed on Sundays.