Stage Curtain Finishes

Top Finish

The top of the curtain is reinforced with heavy duty webbing made from cotton herringbone, jute or polyester. It is standard to use eyelets and cotton cord ties (A) to hang the curtains. For heavy duty applications, cotton webbing can be used in conjunction with eyelets and metal snap hooks (B).

Side Finish

A 50 mm double hem is standard for our curtains.

Leading Edge

The leading edge of a bi-parting curtain, particularly a main curtain, can have a portion of the face fabric turned back. This prevents the audience from seeing the rear of the curtain when in movement or during paging. Standard face back is 200 mm for main curtains and 50-100 mm for tab curtains.

Bottom Finish

For stage curtains with fullness, it is standard to finish with a 100 mm-150 mm base chain pocket. This pocket is reinforced with canvas and has Velcro tabs to secure the chain.

For stage curtains without fullness it is standard to finish with a 100 mm base hem. The base hem remains open at the sides for easy insertion of a pipe.

Fullness

Fullness is additional fabric sewn into a stage curtain by means of pleats.

100% fullness indicates the curtain has been manufactured with twice as much fabric as the finished width.

50% fullness indicates the curtain has been manufactured from 1 1/2 times as much fabric as the finished width

0% Fullness indicates that the curtain is completely flat, i.e. no pleats