Stage Gauze & Scrims

Stage Gauze & Scrims

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Gauzes or scrims are stage curtains used to provide useful, often dramatic and moody theatrical effects. They are made from open weave fabrics, so the term gauze is quite appropriate.

In reality, sharkstooth fabric is typically used to manufacture a theatre gauze.  A gauze’s “magical” properties mean that they can either be opaque, when lit from the front and the upstage is dark, in which case anything or anyone behind the gauze curtain becomes invisible; on the other hand, when the scene behind the gauze is lit and front lights on the gauze are dimmed, the gauze itself becomes invisible, revealing the upstage scene.

When used in conjunction with the right lighting, gauzes can create misty mornings, dream-like or ghostly figures, a romantic street-lit scene, or an eerie, foreboding setting. At Specialty Theatre, we can design and manufacture a gauze for your theatre, whatever size or shape you require. Phone or e-mail us today to find out how quick and easy it is to get a professional, mood-enhancing gauze for your theatre.


Stage Gauze & Scrims in Sydney, NSW


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