For stage and theatre curtains hire and sales, stage backdrops hire, sales and installation we are London's premier fabric and drape hire company.
Cover it Up supply stage and theatre curtains and drapes, stage backdrops hire and drape hire and sales. As London’s No1. fabric and drape hire company we are able to supply a vast range of specialist fabrics throughout the UK and Europe. Our understanding and appreciation of creative and practical drape and fabric requirements for events make Cover It Up a popular provider for stage and theatre curtains hire and sales, stage backdrops hire, sales and installation for designers and producers alike.
Stage and Theatre Curtains Hire made simple!
Offering cost effective solutions to meet any budget, we believe that designing and ordering stage and theatre curtains and stage backdrops hire and sales for your stage or event space should be simple! So if you need stage and theatre curtains hire and you're wondering about the difference between theatre curtains and stage curtain types: Grand Drapes, Teasers, Tormenters, Cycloramas, Kabuki Drop or Stage Backdrops, then the explanations provided in this article should help.
Grand Drape Stage and Theatre Curtains Hire
The front curtain - known also as the grand drape, act curtain or house curtain - hangs just upstage of the proscenium arch and is used to close the acting area from the audience's view when the acting area is not supposed to be seen. Available in all manner of fabrics the Grand Drape stage or theatre curtain is typically part of the formal opening of a stage production. There are also several types of front stage and theatre curtains and the drape may part, rise, fold or sink.
Stage Backdrop Hire
The flat curtain, often used for theatrical scenery, a standard stage backdrop is made from flame retardant muslin, sewn without fullness. It has a strip of very heavy fabric, called webbing, across the top, which is studded with grommets. (Brass eyelets that are embedded into the fabric) Small pieces of tie-line are then fed through the grommets so that the drop can be tied to what ever will support it. Typically a theatre backdrop will have a pipe pocket sewn onto the bottom to accept a pipe. The weight of the pipe will help to pull the stage backdrop flat.
Teasers and Tormentors for Stage and Theatre Curtain Hire and Sales
No, teasers or tormentors are nothing to do with the playground bully, the teaser it is actually a horizontal border that is lowered to reduce the height of the opening above the stage. Attached to a batten and suspended directly behind the grand drape theatre curtain, the teaser can be lowered into position to set the stage height as required. The tormentors are the vertical side masking panels attached to the teaser and can be drawn inwards to reduce the stage opening.Typical fabric choices for a teaser or tormentor stage and theatre curtain include cotton velour and encore velour, the tormentor would usually be produced from the identical fabric as the teaser.
Kabuki Drop Theatre and Stage Curtains Hire
A Kabuki Drop describes a swift and sudden reveal, using drapes or theatre curtains that drop to the floor, exposing hidden elements for the audience to see on stage. Events such as product launches and live performances commonly use a kabuki drop to provide the audience with mystery, surprise, excitement and a focus. The drop is set up by suspending drapes/curtains on hooks or magnetic clamps that can be released via a remote control positioned off stage. This particular stage curtain is perfect for product launches. Cover It Up have many kabuki drop theatre and stage curtains for hire and sale.
White Filled Cloth - Cycloramas for Theatre and Stage Curtain Hire
Cyclorama - another very interesting word is basically used to describe a theatre or stage curtain commonly made from seamless white filled cloth, which is tensioned to create a flat surface and use as a backdrop onto which coloured lights or images are projected. White Filled Cloth is a gauze style fabric that has been filled in with extra woven fibres, excellent for diffusing light. Alternatively it can be produced from a heavier canvas material used to withstand the rigours of a busy studio environment. Either for sale or hire, Cover It Up can tailor make white filled cloth theatre and stage curtains.
We hope that the above information has helped in some way to explain just a few of the different types of theatre and stage curtains as well as backdrops for hire and sale, that are produced by Cover It Up. For stage and theatre curtains hire and sales, stage backdrops hire, sales and installation we are London's premier fabric and drape hire company. We welcome any questions that you have about drape hire and sales, theatre and stage curtains and their uses. Cover It Up are able to offer stage and theatre curtain backdrops hire using a range of fabrics including star cloth, wool serge, velvet, gauze, trevira, voile and white filled drapery and drapes, and if it’s not in stock? Then we will work tirelessly to meet the clients needs. Cover It Up has the capacity, know–how and expertise to handle the biggest and most demanding drape hire and sales jobs around.