"What a wonderful morning we had at First Scene. Our people were overwhelmed by the volumes of costumes, props and artefacts and are still talking about it a week later. Thank you Jo for your most informative and humorous tour of the facility. Would highly recommend to other groups."
Ron, Social Convenor Parklane Village
"Eunoia had outstanding support creatively and in every other way from First Scene for the launch of our book The Bitter Sweet Philosophies.This book involves a mixture of unique art and witty literature and required a very special staging with several different scenes in First Scene's amazing variety of props."
Eunoia Publishing -
"I just wanted to contact you and your team to say a HUGE thanks to you all, for not only your time, but also for all the attention and kindness that you extended to the residents on today’s visit. All these things added up to an exceptional morning out for us all, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."
Diane - Activities Team Leader
Aria Gardens Retirement Village
"I am writing to thank you Jo, and all your wonderful staff, for putting together such a fantastic party for my recent 50th birthday celebration. You made my dream of a pirate party come to life, with brilliant scene setting and props and, of course, incredible costumes. I would like to pass on my special thanks to DJ Flyboy Andy, who read the mood so well and kept the party jumping with just the right music – I haven’t boogied like that in ages! Once again, thanks so much! It was a true night to remember."
Beth van der Loeff
"Dear Andy and all you wonderful people at First Scene, thank you so much for your most excellent service over the years; service to the wellbeing and happiness of all those that love to dress up. You should be recognised as a mental health public service provider."
"You think of dressups and you think "what a pain" - and then you walk into First Scene and think "bring it on! Brilliant! I want to get dressed up in a million different things". All the sales people are quirky and cool and helpful."
"This place is awesome. The help was awesome. It would take some beating anywhere in the world."
Orewa (formerly of England)
"Recently needed to find a place for costume hire. Well I wouldn’t look anywhere else now. From the excellent website, to each one of the staff, all so helpful and who clearly love what they do. Let alone the beautiful array of costumes to choose from, the result I really enjoyed my experience. Thank you."
"We have received great feedback on this year’s party, the decorations were fantastic and the photo area was a hit! We keep raising the bar will be hard to top next year! Will definitely be using First Scene for next year’s party."
Barker & Associates -
"Just dropping a quick line to say thanks so much to your staff for gearing us up for our Harry Potter Party . Our Costumes especially Hagrid looked amazing They know the stock so well and can ferret out the most brilliant accessories and it’s all done with such enthusiasm and good humour. I’m quite envious of such a great work environment."
"In my business of providing corporate entertainment and training, every event is different with very particular costume and prop needs. Often I'm working to a budget and with a short lead-in time. There's been many an occasion that I've phoned First Scene (on the way) and described the event and what I think I might need. When I get there there's always someone with some ideas of how they can help me rustle up the right look. ConArtists has used First Scene for over 15 years and couldn't do our work without them."
"We simply couldn’t speak highly enough of Clayton and Elsa’s efforts over the weekend. The venue looked fabulous, many people commented on it and it really did create a fun atmosphere for the event. Thank you so much for making it happen and being so easy to work with, especially given the complex time/access constraints."
Marcus and Juliet
"Andy (Costumes Dept) was completely wonderful. We absolutely couldn't have done it without him."