Stage Curtains and Drapes

Curtain drapes create that complete theatrical experience for both the audience members and the performers. We have the experience and expertise to provide you with custom-made stage curtains and drapes to suit your venue. From traditional front-of-house curtains to pelmets and curtain legs, we can provide you with a full-stage solution with the right stage fabrics that immerse your audience and sets the scene.

Borders & Valance Curtains

Our Borders & Valance Curtains Service The Valance curtain is the horizontal strip of fabric that spans the entire width…

Front of House

Situated at the front of the stage, the front-of-house curtain is one of the most essential and renowned elements of…

Austrian Drape

Austrian Curtain Drapes Renowned for its classic and elegant draping appearance, the Austrian Curtain is one of the most stylish…


Our Pelmets Hung above the front-of-house curtain and spanning the width of the stage, a pelmet is a long and…

Venetian Curtain

Venetian Curtains Glamorous, ornate and highly versatile, the Venetian Curtain is one of the most stunning front curtain designs available…

Curtain Legs

Our Curtain Legs Create stage depth and mask the wings with curtain legs from Whaleys Stages. Theatrical legs are used…

Stage Drapes and Curtains

Stage curtains and drapes can completely transform your stage, giving you the finishing touch to your play or performance.

Types of Stage Curtains

The drapes and curtains can be categorised into types:

  • Borders & Valance Curtains
  • Front of House
  • Austrian Drape
  • Pelmets
  • Venetian Curtain
  • Curtain Legs

Curtains and backdrops are synonymous within theatrical applications, and our comprehensive knowledge and experience has led to us supplying fabric to theatres up and down the country and internationally. Our expertise extends from small to large venues like arenas and theatres, town halls, churches, nightclubs, schools, universities, parliament and many more. Our stage department runs in tandem with a large flameproofed fabrics section and also includes a dedicated sewing team ready to help with your exact requirements.

Stage Curtain Fabric Options

Not sure what type you need? Check out our types of stage curtains above to find our more about each category. Typically, curtains are made from rich fabrics such as velvet, wool serge or polyester. We have a large selection to choose from to suit all different budgets.

Each have their unique purpose, front of house curtains, are usually known as the star of the show. They act as a visually barrier between the stage and audience. However other elements can be just as important to help the audience enjoy the show and well placed curtains help the behind the scenes production run seamlessly. For example, curtain legs create stage depth and mask the wings and borders and valances completes the stage frame.

Stage Curtain Colours

There are a number of different colour ways and fabrics on offer, meaning that you can get exactly what you are looking for, or we can create bespoke if needed. Browse our large collection of styles and fabrics at competitive prices – if you are still not sure where to start. Not to worry, our team will be happy to talk to you about your project. Alternatively, we can visit your site to discuss your requirements in person. Talk to our team now. 

Fire Standards

Ensuring your curtains and drapes are fire retardant is crucial for all public spaces, whether it’s a theatre, event or arena hall. Some fabrics are more resistant to flames than others so when purchasing drapes for your venue, it is vital that you ensure the fabric has been treated to conform to the British Standards of BS 5867 and has the certification to prove this. Our fabrics adhere to these and we even have a special flameproofed fabrics section.

A Whaleys Stages Solution

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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 “The drape amendments look great – Steve and the ladies were great”.

Fly By Nite Studio Manager