Glossary of Terms
Front of House typically opened and closed during performances to reveal or conceal the stage and scenery from the audience. Velvet Velour is a traditional fabric for this application, although many other materials are available – A pelmet or valance can enhance the appearance. Fullness of a curtain refers to the amount of material used within the curtains manufacture in order to produce pleats, these pleat give a visual appeal with better acoustics, 50% fullness is the usual standard or for extra acoustics 100%.Curtains can be lined to improve light and sound blocking.
Legs are used for masking the sides of the stage,they define the sides of the performing area and hide offstage areas from the view of the audience to complete the effect Borders are fitted overhead masking concealing battons and hanging equipment from the view of the audience.
Backdrop/Cycloramas is a suspended Canvas or Filled Cloth that is extended the full width of the performing area and provides the background for a performance and can be painted for a scenic view.