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Rigging

We have access to some of the most advanced and reliable theatre rigging accessories available anywhere.

Largest custom sewing room in Australia

Since 1969, our sewing room has been producing the highest quality theatre stage curtains for customers both in Australia and around the world.

Fabric

Extensive range of imported theatre fabrics! Whether it is a new front-of-house main curtain, masking curtains, legs and borders, backdrops or scrims, we can supply it all.

Theatre Services

We offer a complete range of theatre services from initial design to planning, installation and theatre servicing and repairs.

Staging

We have an exceptional and highly qualified technical team that can ensure your performance goes off without a hitch.

Passion For Performance

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Australian owned and operated since 1969, Specialty Theatre has an extensive range of theatre supplies, theatre equipment, theatre fabric, stage curtain track, theatre winches and motors, and stage rigging equipment for almost any stage or theatre requirement.

We also supply theatre seating, theatre lighting, lighting bars and theatre safety equipment as well.

We have an expertly staffed sewing room to custom-make any kind of stage drapes, theatre curtains, or acoustic wall treatments.

Our technicians can design, source and integrate theatre audiovisual equipment like mixers, speakers and projectors into any venue. We are also install and service theatre digital signage systems.

Fire Retarding

Australian fire codes require that all fabric materials be fire retarding in public spaces, especially curtains, because they act as a fire accelerant.

Rigging Inspection

As the Australian and New Zealand distributor of world-leading JR Clancy rigging accessories, we have access to some of the most advanced and reliable theatre rigging accessories available anywhere.

Theatre Installation

For more than 40 years, our team at Specialty Theatre has been providing theatre installation solutions for everything from stage curtains to specialist lighting.

Theatre Planning

At Specialty Theatre, we offer a comprehensive theatre planning service that ensures your performance venue project is completed on time and to your precise specifications.

Theatre Servicing

With an auditorium full of people on opening night, the last thing your theatre needs is for the performance to be spoiled because of a lack of theatre servicing to your stage equipment.

What’s New

Brusan Molding Cloth Now Available in Australia

Have you spent hours building paper mache props for your school stage, theatrical production or TV set? We certainly have. Now here’s the answer. Now available in Australia, Brusan™…

Featured Product

Diva® Acoustical Shell

An investment in Diva acoustics will reward you the first time you hear the remarkable difference. Diva is a beautiful centerpiece for your stage that is engineered to last for years and…

Featured Service

Theatre Installation

We have been providing theatre installation solutions for more than 40 years. The decision has been made! Your theatre is getting a brand new main drape, as well as some high-end VIP seating…

Featured Project

Custom ballet barres for Kim Harvey School Of Dance

Specialty Theatre recently completed supply and installation custom ballet barres to the new Kim Harvey School Of Dance, one of Canberra’s leading Dance Schools, in Dickson, ACT. The custom ballet…

Meet Our Team

Our technicians can design, source and integrate theatre audio visual equipment like amps, mixers, speakers and projectors into any venue.

Michael Malachowski
Senior Theatre Technician
Ozark Dakartis
Factory Manager

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Testimonials

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“Specialty Theatre were engaged to make and install wool curtains to completely surround and semi-blackout our two new rehearsal rooms in Collingwood,” said Anni Davey of Circus Oz. “The big room now has 4.3 metre black drapes all around making it possible to blackout to matinee levels all year round, and the small room–the term “small” is comparative only–has beautiful, colour-matched red wool curtains around three sides with high bay curtains at the second storey windows.”

“When completely drawn the room looks fabulous! We were very pleased with the professionalism of the work, the attention to detail (Grant Gaylor was more fussy than I was about the colour matching!), the timeliness of the delivery and the extra special attention we received” said Anni Davey of Circus Oz.

Anni Davey
Circus Oz
personal touch

Sandra & I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the way you strived to achieve this outcome.

Local Government can be a challenge for anyone but your professional approach ensured that they could proceed with the confidence that Specialty Theatre will deliver the best outcome within the constraints of a very political budget line.

From the time you first introduced yourself I was impressed by your relaxed approach and genuine interest in our theatre. Your advice, knowledge and help has been much appreciated, as was the visit from Neil Wood.

Mechanics Institute

“Mick and Brendan did a terrific job.  They were absolute gentlemen and we were pleased to have men of that calibre performing the work.”

– Graham Gooding, Ballarat Mechanics’ Institute

Grace Kelly Bendigo

Grace Kelly has been more than a success – it has completely exceed all expectations!

And many thanks for the fantastic job you and your team did on those curtains (and in such a short time frame, too); GK would not have looked anywhere near as striking and elegant without them.

Warmest regards,

Sandra

Sandra Bruce
Collections Manager
Bendigo Art Gallery

More from the Rex Charlton

“The curtain fabric assumes a different look in different light … It looks outstanding in any light & drew gasps of admiration from our Board members when it was raised and lowered recently.” – Jenny from the Rex Theatre Charlton

Recommendations from the Rex Charlton

“I found Specialty Theatre Supplies fantastic to deal with.  Knowing they had their scope of works covered meant I had one less concern on site. From my first contact with them to the last speaker that was hung they were extremely professional and always considerate.

The team at Specialty Theatre Supplies helped us deliver the project ahead of time and within budget constraints, all to the Charlton community’s satisfaction.

We would not hesitate in working with Specialty Theatre Supplies in the future or recommending the team to any prospective clients and builders.”

David Pollard, former Chair of the Charlton Community Theatre Board, Mayor of the Buloke Shire and a former projectionist at The Rex

Good feedback on Goolwa

“Having worked with Specialty Theatre Supplies previously we were please to find the local council and consultant team had involved the Specialty Theatre crew from project inception in planning and design development which instantly created a confidence a successful project outcome would be achieved.”

To Whom it May Concern,

Kennett Pty Ltd have recently completed the renovation of the Goolwa Centenary Hall creating a 200 seat theatre setting within an 80 year old regional community hall.

Having worked with Specialty Theatre Supplies previously we were please to find the local council and consultant team had involved the Specialty Theatre crew from project inception in planning and design development which instantly created a confidence a successful project outcome would be achieved.

As a one stop shop covering, audio, lighting, projection and curtaining Specialty Theatre Supplies bring the experience needed to the project for all parties to deliver quality.

As expected we again found Specialty Theatre Supplies to be thoroughly professional to deal with through all stages of the project and the team oriented practical approach to overcoming inherent latent building issues encountered within an aging regional building greatly assisted in achieving an outcome the community will enjoy for years to come.

We would not hesitate in working with Specialty Theatre Supplies in the future or recommending the team to any prospective clients and builders.

Kind regards,

Paul Jennings

Project Manager

Kennett Pty Ltd | 40 East St | Brompton, SA 5007

T: (08) 8245 1822 |  F: (08) 8245 1800 |  M: 0414 514 074

email: [email protected]

Thanks for the quick response

WOW that was the quickest response anyone has ever given….Thank you so much…

Cheers Julie.

Support from The Drum Theatre

Drum Theatre engaged the services of Specialty Theatre Supplies to manufacture a Panorama track system.

We wanted something we could rely on that we could install ourselves. We were really impressed with the ease in which we put this track together, the joining pins are some of the strongest and best I have seen on any track.

It fit together a lot better than anything else I have used. The support and instructions provided by the team at Specialty Theatre were great. They took the time to ensure we were happy with the product and had the information we needed to successfully install the track. The end result is a reliable track that operates smoothly and quietly.

I have no hesitation is recommending this product or the service of the Specialty Theatre Team.

Stuart McKellar – Technical Manager, Drum Theatre – Dandenong Town Hall

March 2011

Home > Specialty Theatre Reference Projects > Theatre Testimonials > Thanks from St Bernadines’s Catholic School Thanks from St Bernadines’s Catholic School

Thank you, so much for all of the great work that you and your company did with the design, development and installation of our stage curtains.  From the time we contacted you it has been a very positive experience.  You have visited the site for numerous meetings and ensured that we were happy not only with the product, but with the timeline and installation.

Thank you for your professionalism and willingness to ensure that we were not only satisfied with the finished product but with the design and installation time as well.  We were so pleased with your company’s service that we already recommended you to other schools.

Yours Sincerely,
Damian Gambley

Encouraging feedback on St Kilda Town Hall

“My dividing curtain project at the St Kilda Town Hall was on the face of it a fairly straight forward looking affair. At all times during the project Jim from Specialty kept me in the loop with the status of production and manufacture.

When there were speed bumps he always was quick to advise where things were at and where we were to go from there. The added bonus to us was the ability to have our curtains custom dyed to the exact colours we desired.

Through out installation period, the staff who worked on my project were great. Their workmanship was excellent and I’m very happy with the outcome.”

Brian Emerson
Coordinator Meetings and Events

City of Port Phillip

www.portphillip.vic.gov.au

A great compliment from CityLife Church

Thank you so much, I always enjoy dealing with you guys. Cheers,  Adrian Doggett

Kind words from the city of Tea Tree Gully

The curtains are great! They have certainly given our theatre a lift. I am more than happy with the service that we received and will certainly look to you in the future for our equipment needs.

Kind Regards,

Emma

A nice note from Keith Community Cinema

“Thank you for much for your speedy installation of our screen, and most particularly for your no-fuss repair work.  It was a pleasure dealing with you.”  Keith Community Cinema

Appreciation from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Darra

Just a quick thankyou for ensuring that our stage drapes were installed in time for our recent school musical.  We greatly appreciate that you were able to fill the order and complete the project on such short notice.

If the government ever throws another few million our way for another hall I’ll be in touch.

Regards,

Chris Brown

Acting Principal