Theater Curtain Care

Removing Wrinkles

The best way to remove wrinkles from your curtains or backdrops is to hang them a few days prior to your performance, show, or concert. If you do not have the opportunity to hang your curtains a few days prior, NorthEast Stage recommends brushing them thoroughly as described below.


NorthEast Stage does not recommend under any circumstances using any liquids or water on drapery materials. Brush your curtains (always in the direction of the nap) with a new brush and vacuum if necessary. In addition, drapery should never be steamed or dry cleaned, as this may remove the flame proofing chemicals.


NorthEast Stage recommends folding your drapery carefully to limit wrinkles and storing in a canvas bag or canvas storage hamper. Never store stage drapery in plastic bags.