Stage curtains are designed somewhat like regular household curtains, or the style may vary depending on the stage requirement. But these curtains are meant specifically for theatres or auditoriums to cover the backstage area from the spectators. Usually, stage curtains come in dark colors such as black, burgundy, etc., and other light absorbing materials.
Cost of stage curtains
The cost of stage curtains depends on various factors like fabric type, type of curtain, and the service cost by the drapery company. The cost of stage curtains generally ranges between Rs. 50,000 to Rs.3 lakh. Although some cheaper options are also available, but in that case, you may have to compromise with the quality of fabric or design.
For the fabric alone, the price starts from Rs. 1,500 per square meter. In addition, the cost of stage curtains varies according to their use in the auditorium of an elementary school, middle school stage, theatre or any other public auditorium hall.
Types of stage curtains
Stage curtains are categorized into many types, which include the main curtain, the valance, legs, borders, blackout drops and more. The stage curtains are of different types and needed to hold specific purposes. For instance, a valance stage curtain is meant to be hung before the front stage curtain. A front curtain , also the main curtain, is the one that the audience sees before the performance. On the other hand, back and side curtains are hung behind the front curtain.
The borders are the type of short stage curtains that hide the stage lighting and rigging from the audience. Lastly, the legs are also the type of side curtains to keep the sides of the stage hidden from the view. This clearly shows that stage curtains are meant to hide every part of backstage from the audience so that the spectators can only focus and enjoy the performance, without knowing what’s going on behind the stage.
Depending on the customization and material, the contractor of the project may charge extra for designing, as well as installing the curtains. These extra costs are also for the minor tools such as fasteners, dust ruffles, paging handles, FR test swatches and other accessories. These parts can range anywhere from Rs.100 up to Rs. 7,000.
Other factors that influence the price are:
- Size, material, fabric style and quality of the material
- The amount of pleating and volume of the fabric
- Even curtain tracks and battens may cost as much as the curtains
- Installation, handling and shipping charges
If you are looking for a professional contractor to help with the installation, or you need any advice or guidance on stage curtains, you may consult experts at Stage Curtains.