Church Curtains and House of Worship Drapery
Your house of worship is a sacred place – and one of beauty, whether quiet and reserved or majestic and triumphant. Curtains and drapery play an important part in helping to define the mood of your church or worship space. This is why so many churches, synagogues, chapels, sanctuaries and temples choose us for their backdrop, curtain and stage drapery needs. Read the praise here!
From temples to neighborhood churches, we've been designing, fabricating and installing stage curtains and drapery for churches and other houses of worship for over 30 years. Whether you need a church curtain replacement, an ornate church curtain backdrop, or need help installing curtain track and rigging for your stage, our team of designers and installers will rejoice at the opportunity to work on your church curtain project.
All of our curtains and draperies are fabricated in-house to meet your needs, specifications, timeline and most importantly, budget.
Types of Church Stage Curtains
If you are looking for stage curtains for your church, it might be helpful to understand the various types of stage curtains and their uses. Your church's stage layout may be different but this is a good place to start. Church stage curtains can be categorized into three types: proscenium or main curtains, masking curtains, and backdrops or cycloramas.
Choosing Fabric for Church Curtains
Depending on curtain type, certain fabrics tend to work better than others. For example, stage curtains are typically made from heavier velours while backdrops are made from scrim or muslin. Our suggestions for curtain and backdrops are listed below. View our full line of fabrics here.
Suggested Velour Combinations for Main and Back Curtains
Premium Polyester - 25 oz. Charisma (main) and 20 oz. Crescent (back)
Performance Polyester - 20 oz. Crescent (main) and 15 oz. Valdosta (back) / Cotton - 25 oz. Memorable (main) and 21 oz. Marvel (back)
Budget Polyester - 22 oz. Valdosta (main) and 15 oz. Valdosta (back) / Cotton - 21 oz. Marvel (main) and 16 oz. Commando (back)
Suggested Backdrop Fabrics
Muslin, Canvas, Scrim (great for lighting effects like reveals), and economical black fabrics like Valdosta, Commando and Marvel.
Church Curtain Fabric Flame Retardancy
As you can probably imagine, fabric is flammable. Some theatrical fabrics, however, have inherent flame retardant characteristics, wile others can be made to be flame retardant with chemical treatment. Federal regulations require that theatrical fabrics hung in churches, houses of worship, theatres and other venues be flame retardant. Learn more about flame retardancy ratings.
Hanging Church Stage Curtains
Church stage curtains can be hung in a variety of ways. They can be tied to pipe or be made with webbing and grommets so they may be hung from stage curtain track with drapery hardware. Curtain track can be straight or curved, ceiling mounted or suspended, motorized, rope-operated, or walk-along (hand-pulled). While your church's individual curtain track installation may differ, 280-Series track is typically used for main stage curtains, 170-Series for the back, and 140-Series for curved applications. Planning for and purchasing stage curtain track for your church should be done with the help of one of our Stageperts to ensure the safety of your crew and performers.
Church Curtain Finishes
A curtain needs to be finished on the sides and bottom as well as the top. For example, scrims and cycs are sewn with a pipe pocket at the bottom so they can be weighted and ultimately hang straight; stage curtains are sewn with weight tape to achieve the same result. Your church's individual requirements will determine how your stage curtains are hung and how ultimately how your curtains are finished.
The two most common finishes requested are sewn with 50% fullness and 3" box pleats or flat. Usually, the main, valance and back curtains are sewn with 50% fullness and scrims and cycs are sewn flat.
Curtains hung from pipe are typically finished with webbing, grommets and ties, while curtains hung from track are sewn with webbing, grommets and s-hooks.
Church Curtain Embellishments
Elevate your church or house of worship curtains to the next level with gold lame, fringe, or other iconography! Call or email us and we'll help you realize whatever your creative vision.
Skirting for Church Stages, Altars and Risers
Skirting is great for concealing the area under a stage, altar or riser from the congregation's view. It's also sometimes used as a finishing touch. Contact one of our Stageperts for more info.
Pipe and Drape for Churches
Pipe and drape is an affordable, convenient solution for dividing a room to create a sacristy, or Sunday school classroom, or even creating backdrops on the fly. Shop pipe and drape here or contact us for more info.
How much do church curtains cost?
The big question... with the not-so-simple answer. Every church stage is different so the cost can vary greatly depending on the factors listed above. We work with churches and religious institutions of all sizes, from small temples to enormous megachurches. Whatever your needs and budget, our Stageperts will help you to realize the church stage of your dreams.
For additional information on church curtain care, measuring for church stage curtains, and more, click here.
To receive a quote on church curtains or church stage drapery, please contact us or get a quote.
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