Calling all thespians to come and explore our debonair collection of stage curtains here at QuickFit Blinds & Curtains. From floor to ceiling house curtains to stage backdrops, our range of stage curtains includes a little something for all kinds of theatre spaces out there, spanning from commercial theatre spaces inspired by London’s West End, to local community theatre spaces with plenty of stories to tell.
Whether you’re looking for red stage curtains or something a little left of centre for your eclectic theatre space, we’ve definitely got a set of stage curtains or two to suit your creative tastes right here at QuickFit. Shop our full range of stage curtains today to find the perfect curtain panel in time for your next opening night!
What Are Stage Curtains Made Of?
As many stage curtains also happen to be blockout curtains or at the very least, have blockout capabilities, these curtain panels are actually made up of multiple different layers of fabric. These different layers may possess their own qualities (i.e. thermal layer or ‘foam coated’ curtains), or they may work in tandem to deliver a stronger, sturdier weave for your stage curtains (i.e. triple weave curtains).
Our entire range of blockout curtains here at QuickFit presents both of these different curtain build styles. In a nutshell, you can select stage curtains that boast a foam under layer for added noise and temperature insulation, or stage curtains that look the same when viewed from either angle, thanks to the uniform design of triple weave blockout curtains.
But what actually curtain fabrics go into the production of our blackout theatre curtains. As these curtains are designed to offer superior insulatory properties, they are generally made of polyester and polyester blends. In fact, most of our stage curtains also happen to be fire retardant, as synthetic fibres like polyester resist ignition under prolonged exposure to flames or heat.
This means that if you select your stage curtains carefully, you may also be helping boost the fire safety rating of your overall theatre space! Talk about functionality!
Best Curtain Styles For Backdrops
Looking for ideal stage curtains to be used not so much in the foreground or as house curtains, but specifically to frame the back wall of your theatre stage? It can be all too easy to forget about the impact that a good set of backdrop curtains can hold on any stage. Theatre backdrops can play a valuable role in enhancing the tone or atmosphere of a theatrical performance.
Think back to your childhood dance recitals or perhaps orchestral performances you’ve been to in the past. Chances are the backdrop curtains for your stage set a powerful tone that helped transport not just your audience but also yourself as a performer into the zone.
That being said, selecting stage curtains to be used as a backdrop is a little different to selecting house curtains that pull apart at the beginning of every performance. For starters, backdrops don’t necessarily need to have a split, meaning they can be a fully uninterrupted curtain panel.
Your backdrop stage curtains can also be sourced in a wider variety of curtain fabrics. In fact, the more variation in your backdrop stage curtains, the better! How so? Because your theatre space will have a full arsenal of backdrops to suit any kind of theatrical performance.
If you’re putting on a graceful ballet performance, a good set of velvet curtains may likely make a superb backdrop for that show. And what if you do have an orchestra or a big band playing in your theatre space, with plenty of spotlights bouncing around? Hanging a good set of eyelet curtains could help add extra dimension to that performance, allowing that static big band to appear more dynamic. In other words, selecting your stage backdrop curtains wisely could ultimately help your performances feel more electric and unforgettable for both your performers and attendees alike.
How To Hang Your Stage Curtains
Now that you’ve got your stage curtains and backdrops all selected and ready to go, it’s finally time to get to work on installing your new fabric finds in your theatre space! Installing your stage curtains should be an effortless endeavour with a little bit of pre-planning.
First of all, as theatre stages tend to have relatively high ceilings, you should ensure that your stage curtain installation process is happening with multiple hands on deck, so to speak. If you’re using a ladder, you should ideally have at least two other people helping with your installation, making this a three person job, if possible.
If you have to install curtain tracks prior to hanging your stage curtains, then be sure to bring a flashlight to make the intricate installation work a little bit easier to manage. Theatre stages can be fairly dark, so you’ll want to make absolutely certain that you have the resources that you need to make this task as simplistic as it can be.
With all that out of the way, all that’s left to do is just browse through our collection here at QuickFit and find that perfect set of stage curtains to complete your theatre space!