Acoustics Curtains

Minimise echoes, reverberation and improve the sound quality using acoustic curtains. These curtains can be manufactured for small theatres, school theatres and large production theatres by our team of experts with 20 years of experience in the theatre production industry.

About Our Acoustic Curtains

Acoustic curtains are heavy duty, tight woven fabrics that are specially designed to absorb sound.

They are used in various settings, such as recording studios, music rehearsal spaces, and theatres, to offer greater flexibility than fixed sound absorptive panels.

Acoustic curtains can also be used to cover window areas, divide spaces, or cover hard and reflective surfaces to allow for acoustic “tuning” within a room. They are primarily intended for sound absorptive applications, and the best results are achieved with heavier fabrics such as wool serge or velvet velour. The selection of tracks for acoustic curtains depends on the application, curtain size, weight, and arrangement.


With years of experience in the industry, we have worked with some of the biggest theatre houses in the world, helping them to create breathtaking productions that leave audiences in awe. Our expert team of sewers and crafters work on-site to deliver acoustic curtains, stage backdrops and floor cloth that meet the highest quality standards, and we pride ourselves on our ability to work to tight deadlines.

We cater to clients worldwide, with particular experience in the UK, Europe, and North America. No matter where you are located, we can help you to achieve your artistic vision with ease. Simply contact one of our team members today to discuss your project, and we will provide you with an estimate. Let us help you to bring your production to life with a stunning scenic backdrop from Whaleys Stages.

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At Whaleys Stages, we have over 30 years of experience in creating custom curtains ensuring that our clients receive high-quality, bespoke solutions that meet their unique requirements.

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Why Whaley Stages?

Whaleys Stages have been manufacturing and providing staging fabric solutions for over 20 years. Our experts will help you through the process from concept to measurement, delivery and install. dedicated sewing department, so if you are looking for theatre drapes or any other form of stage you have come to the right place. Our service is completely bespoke to our customer’s needs, we specialist in borders, valences, front of house, Austrian drape, pelmets, venetian and curtain legs, our dedicated sewing department will support you ever step of the way.

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More About Acoustic Curtains

Acoustic curtains are specially designed and constructed to absorb sound in various settings, including recording studios, music rehearsal spaces, and theatres. They are made of heavy-duty, flame-retardant fabrics that offer flexibility in comparison to fixed sound-absorptive panels. Acoustic curtains are hung using various track systems, which allows for different configurations depending on the application.

Acoustic curtains work by absorbing sound waves, which helps to reduce echo and reverberation in a space. This is achieved by the unique construction of the curtains, which includes multiple layers of sound-absorbing material. The curtains are typically made from heavy materials such as wool serge or velvet velour, which have natural sound-absorbing properties. The heavy weight of these fabrics helps to absorb sound waves, while the fibres within the material help to trap and dissipate sound energy.


In theatres, acoustic curtains are particularly useful for improving the clarity of sound for the audience. They can be used to cover hard or reflective surfaces, such as walls or ceilings, to help reduce echoes and reverberation that can negatively impact the sound quality. This ensures that the audience can hear the performers clearly and enjoy a more immersive experience.

Apart from traditional uses in recording studios and theatres, modern applications for acoustic curtains include installation in schools, conference rooms, and other spaces where sound quality is important. In addition to their sound-absorbing properties, acoustic curtains can also provide visual and aesthetic benefits. They come in a variety of colours and styles, allowing them to blend seamlessly into the decor of a space. They can also be used to divide large spaces into smaller areas, providing an additional level of privacy and sound control.

Acoustic curtains can be customised to fit specific spaces and needs. They can be designed with different levels of sound absorption, depending on the requirements of the application. For example, a recording studio may require curtains with high sound absorption, while a school may only need moderate sound control.


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