We are equipped to assist theatres and performance venues in achieving a delightful show in Sydney by making a front-of-house curtain that perfectly meets your needs.
Have you ever been to a theatre production where the stage is given away at first glance? Many times, we don’t think about a front-of-house curtain providing an element of surprise when a show begins – until we realise it’s missing. At Specialty Theatre, we are equipped to assist theatres and performance venues in achieving a delightful beginning to each show in Sydney, New South Wales by making a front-of-house curtain that perfectly meets your needs.
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.
Did we mention that a front-of-house curtain also adds a sweeping end to your show? 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.