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
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 schools.
Stage Layout B
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
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
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.
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