Curtains and Drapes for Churches
At Whaleys, we not only create show-stopping solutions for theatres and stages, but provide fabric for churches and religious spaces. Whether they are part of the focal point positioned behind the alter, or frame the ends of the pews, we can work with you to create that final result. From measurement to installation, we work with you every step of the way to ensure you’re satisfied with the end result.
How we can help?
Fixed Drapes & Valance Curtain
If you’re after a permanent solution for your place of worship, we can manufacture and hang bespoke drapes that fit your space perfectly. Our drapes and valance curtains can be produced in an assortment of fabrics, but the most popular choices for religious spaces are either our Polyester Velvet or Cotton Velvet Velour. They’re rich in colour and are well-loved for their acoustic and thermal properties, keeping your congregation warm and tuned into to the choir. Similarly to school motifs, they can also be embroidered with an image of your choice, positioned central to the alter.
For a one-off solution, our backdrops are a favourite due to their versatility. Whether you’re looking for a scenic backdrop for a candlelit carol service, or a cyclorama to frame a Nativity performance we can help. Our warehouse stocks a wide assortment of different fabrics in an array of colours that can be hand-picked by you to suit your style and budget.
Not only do we provide fixed drapes and backdrops for churches, but can manufacture masking curtains. These are perfect for diving spaces such as an area for your Sunday school, or choir to get changed in and covering side entrances to block draughts and reduce noise interruption. For a heavier solution we recommend opting for a fabric such as wool serge, but if you want something a little more light-weight, we have a wide variety of cottons to choose from, which can also perfectly double up as a projection screen.
All of our drapes and curtains are treated with a flame retardant finish, and come with instructions with what to do in the event they get wet to ensure they still conform to the standards. For more information on how we can help you, visit our contact page to speak to one of our dedicated team members.
More about our curtains and drapes
Curtains can be used in a variety of ways in churches to enhance the worship experience for the congregation. Here are a few examples:
Backdrops: Curtains can be used as backdrops behind the altar or stage area to create a more visually appealing and immersive environment for the congregation. These backdrops can be customized to reflect the liturgical season or specific themes, adding an extra layer of meaning to the worship experience. From our range of curtains, a scenic backdrop for a candlelit carol service, or a cyclorama to frame a Nativity performance can be suitable. Our warehouse stocks a wide assortment of different fabrics in an array of colours that can be hand-picked by you to suit your style and budget.
Privacy: Curtains can also be used to provide privacy for the worship leaders or choir during performances or rehearsals. This can help to reduce distractions and create a more focused and reverent atmosphere. We can manufacture masking curtains specific to your needs. These are perfect for dividing spaces such as an area for your Sunday school, or choir to get changed in and covering side entrances to block draughts and reduce noise interruption. We recommend wool serge for a heavier solution, but if you want something a little more light-weight, we have a wide variety of cottons to choose from, which can also perfectly double up as a projection screen.
Sound control: As mentioned earlier, curtains can be used to control the acoustics of a space. In a church, this can be especially important for ensuring that the congregation can hear the music and spoken word clearly and without distraction. Sound-absorbing curtains can be used to reduce echo and reverberation, creating a more intimate and immersive sound experience. For this our most popular choices for religious spaces are either our Polyester Velvet or Cotton Velvet Velour for their acoustic and thermal properties.
Partitioning: Finally, curtains can be used to partition off different areas of the church, creating more flexible and multi-purpose spaces. For example, curtains can be used to create smaller prayer or meditation spaces within a larger sanctuary, or to create a more intimate worship setting for smaller groups.
Overall, curtains can be a valuable tool for churches looking to enhance the worship experience for congregation. Whether used for visual or acoustic effects, privacy, or partitioning, curtains can help to create a more engaging and immersive environment for worship and reflection. Whaleys Stages can provide you with the perfect solution for your church from traditional curtains to stage backdrops, we offer a complete staging solution using the finest stage fabrics. Contact us today to learn more about our bespoke curtain drapes service.