As versatile as they are attractive, front-of-house curtains can be drawn in a variety of ways.
The front-of-house curtain has several “stage names,” if you’ll pardon the play on words. Also known as the house curtain, act curtain, grand drape, main drape, or even the main rag, this is the large curtain at the very front of the stage. As versatile as they are attractive, front-of-house curtains can be drawn in a variety of ways, including traveller, wipe, Venetian and Tableau.
Front-of-house curtains aren’t just the visual buffer between the audience and the stage. They also act as an acoustic barrier, a characteristic achieved via the materials used in production. Velvet front-of-house curtains are a particular favourite for theatres that want to provide a plush, rich appearance. Heavy theatre wool can also provide a glamorous appearance, as well as the acoustic qualities required.
At Specialty Theatre, we design and custom make front-of-house curtains to suit any theatre, no matter how large or small, and wherever you’re located. Once we’ve cut, stitched and assembled your curtain to your precise requirements, we’ll install it, too. In the unlikely event that service is required after installation, we offer a “no fuss” guarantee.
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.