COVID-19 Update (March 2nd, 2021) — While our offices remain closed to the general public, Musson continues select operations in compliance with county guidelinesNon-contact pickup remains available for customers who place their order online, by email, or by phone.

Most of our team continues to work remotely, and many employees are available through their direct extensionIn an emergency, please contact us at or by leaving a voicemail in our general mailbox.

Stage Curtains

Whether you need a complete package with installation or just a replacement drape, Musson can help with all your custom drapery and rigging needs.  We've tapped into our decades of expertise to give an overview of common terms below.

Fabric Colors & Details

Theatrical draperies are usually made with a velour fabric, which comes in a range of colors and styles detailed in the links below.  We generally recommend Synthetic Velour since it resists tearing and is inherently flame retardant.  Alternate fabric is also available, however they have reduced color and style options (use our Request Form to see all options).

Drapery Terms

  • Fabric Weight
  • Fullness
  • Seams
  • Top Finish
  • Side Finish
  • Bottom Finish
  • Types
    • Bi-Parting Pair
    • Border / Valance
    • Drop / Cyclorama
    • Legs / Tormentors
    • Scrim
    • Single Panel
  • Fabric
    • Canvas
    • Chroma
    • Commando
    • Duvetyne
    • Leno Scrim
    • Muslin
    • Sharkstooth Scrim
    • Velour
  • Finishes
    • Curtain Snaps
    • Grommets & Snaps
    • Grommets & Ties
    • Pipe Pocket
    • Velcro
    • Webbing Only
    • Weighted Pocket
    • x" Hem

Mounting & Track Terms

  • Styles
    • Pipe Batten
    • Standard Duty
    • Heavy Duty
    • Curved
    • Light Duty
  • Mounting Options
  • Track Layout
  • Track Operation
  • Track Options
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