Sample Stage Curtain Layouts
Stage Curtains can be installed on stage in a number of different
layouts. The Different layouts are used based on the individual stage,
the type of performances, and the masking needed.
Some typical layouts are shown below:
|Stage Layout A
|Layout A is a basic cyclorama. It is composed of a main
valance, and a main act curtain (grand drape or house
curtain), two side curtains, three border curtains, and
a rear curtain. The side curtains mask the off-stage areas,
while the borders are used to mask overhead stage lighting
and hardware. The side curtains may be made of two bi-parting
sections which can be placed on two overlapping sections
of track, or made of one panel on one piece of one-way
draw track, or one piece of pipe. This layout is typical
for smaller stages, such as some elementary and middle
|Stage Layout B
|Layout B is a cyclorama with a curved front
track and curtain and a curved cyclorama curtain and track.
It also typically includes a bi-parting down stage traveler,
three borders, one teaser curtain, and a valance.
|Stage Layout C
|Layout C consists of a main act curtain (grand drape
or house curtain) a main valance, a rear curtain, three
borders, and four pair of legs. The Legs are used to mask
off-stage areas, while still allowing actors to easily
enter the on-stage area. Sometimes in this layout one
or more sets of bi-parting traveler curtains are substituted
for one or more sets of legs. Also in this layout, the
legs may be stationary or placed on pivots, depending
on the angle of masking required. This layout is typical
on larger stages.
|Stage Layout D
|Layout D consists of a main act curtain (grand drape
or house curtain), a main valance, a pair of sides , a
pair or two of tormentors, a rear curtain, four borders,
an up-stage traveler curtain, and a mid-stage traveler
curtain. It is also typical for some larger stages. Much
like Layout C, sometimes legs, sides, and travelers, are
added or subtracted from the layout depending on the type
of performances or the masking needed.
For a detailed description
of these curtains see types of stage curtains
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