As in any type of art, theatre play has a lot of components that play a great role to its success. One primary component of a great play is its setting. For theatre sets, there are several variety of props that are commonly used, but one type of fabric holds a lot of purposes. Let’s take a look at the many uses of scrim in theatre sets.
What is a Scrim?
A scrim is a type of fabric that at first seems to be opaque but once proper lighting is applied, magic! When you look closely, a scrim looks like a gauze. It comes in different types too, some scrims has really tiny mesh and some have large ones. Some are seamed and some are seamless.
Uses of scrim in theatre sets
- Used for quick/ magic appearance effect (with 2 overlapping scrims)
- Used for secret entrance
- Used for shrinking and/ or enlarging optical illusion
- Used for silhouette screens
- Used for distance effect
- Used as a frontal and/ or rear projection screen
If you need additional help on setting up scrim on your theatre set and/ or if you prefer professionals to do it for you, do not hesitate to contact Specialty Theatre. We’d be glad to provide assistance on all your theatre needs.