Directing sound and light is essential on stage. A perfect theatre experience therefor requires framing the image right, so the performance can make the biggest impact possible.
Stage masking draperies are used at the side limits of the performing space to conceal offstage areas and equipment from the audience’s view.
These so-called “borders” and “legs” of the theatre are made from light masking fabrics that partially or completely block atmospheric light to create a black box on stage. They also meet the most specific onstage demands for minimum light reflection. Apart from absorbing light, some theatre masking curtains can also be used as acoustic drapes.