High quality wool and cotton theatre fabrics look fantastic and, if cared for and stored properly, can last for decades. However, one problem that can occur if theatre curtains, stage drapes, acoustic curtains, scrims or backdrops are kept in humid environments (>60% relative humidity) or are if they get wet is the development of mould and mildew.
Every week, more and more operators make the decision to upgrade their screens to digital friendly silver screens.
Stage curtains are far from simple affairs – whether you have a school stage or a stage in a well-known theatre, there are quite a few different components that need to be in place to create the right look and atmosphere.
In the world of the theatre, you’ll hear the terms cyclorama, scrim and backdrop used for the same things, but this is actually untrue. Because of the confusion surrounding these terms, it can be hard to understand what each one really is, though. It is important that you know the difference between them, in order to ensure you are able to achieve the results that you want with your set design.
Sound is a very important consideration for theatrical performances, concerts and other events. While some events will need to have loud sound, others will need sound dampening. For those who need the very utmost in sound absorbency, there is no substitute for professional acoustic material installed by a specialist.
To combat the risk of fire, flame retarding has become mandatory for theatres and stages. There are several different flame retarding options out there, and it’s a good idea to know what they are and what they offer.
Creating the right theatre curtains can be difficult if you are not sure exactly what you want. You’ll need to specify things like the type of material, the fullness you want, the height and width of the curtains and more.
If you find yourself in need of new stage curtains, it can be a confusing process. There’s no such thing as a “standard” stage curtain. They’re all unique, whether in terms of size, finish, facing or width. However, there are a few things you can do to help minimise your hassle and ensure that you get the right stage curtains for your application.
Safety is enormously important for any venue, whether it’s a school stage or a historic theatre. You’ll need to have a firm understanding of many basic venue safety procedures and steps to make sure that the cast, crew and audience are not put in harm’s way.
Keeping your stage curtains in good condition and looking great is an important concern. Without proper care and maintenance, you’ll find that your curtains are dusty, wrinkled and ugly.
A theatrical stage is far from a simple affair. In order to operate correctly, change scenery, close stage curtains and provide the audience with the optimal experience, stage rigging needs to be in place.
Pleating is a relatively common application in sewing and fabric construction, and pleats are found everywhere from slacks to skirts.