Design new robes for the Sheriff of Nottingham

Wednesday 16th May 2012

Out with the old, in with the new

After some goading from Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham has decided it’s time to hang up his 20-year-old robes and have some new ones made!

He is inviting the people of Nottingham to submit their ideas for the design of the new robes and as our panto this year is Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, he has turned to us to make the winning design come to life.


The new robes must reflect the long history of the Sheriff’s eminent position and fame across the world. They should encapsulate the rich cultural heritage of our fair City. And, most importantly, they should be grand enough to put Robin Hood’s Lincoln green tunics in the shade! Our wardrobe department will then make the new robes, based on the winning design.

The winner will get a chance to visit the wardrobe department with the Sheriff to see the new robes being put together.

The competition is open to all ages. Entries will need to show a front and back view of the robes and should include a hat to match. They should be sent to The Sheriff of Nottingham, The Council House, Old Market Square, Nottingham NG1 2DT.

The deadline for entries is Friday, June 1

Best robes in the land

The present Sheriff of Nottingham, Cllr Leon Unczur, said: “Most people have their own ideas of what the Sheriff of Nottingham should look like and it will be great to match the generous offer from Nottingham Playhouse with design ideas from people in the city. I am looking forward to getting lots of entries from children, students and grown ups.”

Stephanie Sirr, Chief Executive of Nottingham Playhouse said: “The Sheriff of Nottingham has such an important role in welcoming visitors to the city and so it’s only right that he has the best robes in the land. Our wardrobe department has already made one excellent costume for our sheriff in Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood and are delighted at the opportunity to be able to make up new robes for the real Sheriff of Nottingham.”