The Most Impressive Theatres


As specialists in stage curtains we have had the privilege of working with some spectacular theatre locations and projects. There are many beautiful theatres across the globe they are special places where people come together to entertained. Each has its own history, character and aesthetics. Each locations have its unique stage and decoration – from ultra-modern to historical. Stage and curtain drapes help finish the complete theatrical experience for both the audience members and the performers.

We thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the world’s most famous and recognisable theatres.

Shakespeare’s Globe

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Rich in history, and a major tourist destination this theatre was founded by the actor and director Sam Wanamaker. Shakespeare’s Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse that was originally built in 1599.

The modern reconstruction opened to the public in 1997. It sits on the river bankside in London and is a landmark for spectacular performances such as ‘a midsummer night’s dream’, ‘Henry V6’, and ‘Richard 111’. If visiting we recommend you buy standing tickets, which means you watch the performance from the yard – you get the best views from the stage and at £5 a ticket it is a bargain. They are making Shakespeare accessible for all.

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We head to the opposite side of the world for the next impressive theatre venue. World renowned for its modern forward-thinking appearance. The Sydney Opera House was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, and opened in 1973. It’s certainly one of the most famous landmarks in the world.

It holds a World Heritage-listed site title and it was inspired by nature, its forms, functions and colours. The venue comprises multiple performance venues which are all spectacular, we particularly love the impressive proportions and grand side stage curtains.

Royal Albert Hall

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Back to London, the historic and distinctive Royal Albert Hall is a destination for things music. The spectacular venue opened in 1871 and is Grade 1 listed.

The hall is the home of The Royal Albert Hall registered charity; its mission to promote Arts and Sciences. Its walls have seen performances from the world’s most famous, including The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. It celebrates all things creative including classical, rock and pop concerts, ballet, opera, film screenings with live orchestral accompaniment, sports, awards ceremonies, school and community events, and charity performances and banquets. We especially love the grand ceiling and beautiful boxes with the crimson drapes.

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