Whaleys Stages began over 20 years ago, and we are now regarded as one of the leading manufactures of theatre curtains and stage drapes. Recognised worldwide, we have worked on some exciting projects, alongside some big names such as The X Factor and Manchester Arena, and are well-known in the textile community for our high quality and professional stage curtains.
When it comes to a new project, nothing is considered too big or small for Whaleys. Our staging experts have years of experience under their belt, which means your solution is in good hands. We go out of our way to get to know exactly what you want out of your stage curtains, along with your budget and space, to provide you with a full stage solution.
Backdrops are synonymous with stage productions, allowing the audience to become fully immersed in the performance. At Whaleys, we produce four different styles of backdrops that can create stunning effects.
- Gauze (Scrim) is an extremely versatile stage drape. As an open weave fabric, it creates a magical effect by manipulating light depending on the angle. Made from either Scenic Gauze or Sharkstooth Gauze, the fabric will appear opaque when lit from the front, or translucent when lit from the back.
- Scenic Backdrops can bring the performance to life by emphasising what is happening on stage. It is most commonly painted on to add scenic value, so we recommend either Assorted Cotton Canvas or Scenic Cotton Canvas for their durability and high versatility.
- A Cyclorama hangs towards the back of the stage and is normally used to represent open space or the sky. In some circumstances, this style of stage curtain can also be projected onto, but to achieve this effect the fabric used must be seamless which is why we recommend Filled Cloth or Cotton Canvas.
- Star Cloths are perfect at creating an illusion of a starry night. Paired with our Supreme Blackout fabric we work alongside an electrical team to entwine fibre optics or LED bulbs into the fabric. These are then connected to a control box which can then also be connected to a DMX control desk if you have the equipment.
Along with stage curtains, we also provide Floor Cloths which are ideal for a one-off performance or adding to scenery. We stock a variety of light-weight fabrics that are well suited to the job including Muslin and Cotton Calico.
All of our stage drapes are tailor made to your size requirements, but we don’t just stop there. Once we’ve made the stage curtains, we’ll assemble and install them for you, leaving you with peace of mind that they’ve been hung safely and securely. Alongside our manufacturing service, we also offer an alteration service that can freshen up your stage curtains. Whether you need some curtain repairs or size changes, we’re more than happy to lend a hand, adding years onto your drapes lifespan.
If you’d like to know more about how Whaleys can help you then please get in touch and one of our experts will be more than happy to help.