A traveler curtain is the most common curtain on a stage. It consists of two overlapping curtain halves that are attached to two overlapped curtain track sections. The curtain carriers or rollers which are guided by the track are connected to the top edge of the curtain at 1 foot intervals.
The draw line is fastened to the lead carrier or master carrier which pulls and travels the rest of the curtain to the open and close position.
Occasionally, a one-way traveler is required which means the curtain is drawn from either side of the stage on a single long curtain track. Typically, a traveler curtain is accompanied by a pleated valance which is designed to match the main curtain finish, or a more sophisticated option is a swagged valance with decorative detail to add to the dramatic effect of the proscenium.
Some of the popular fabrics we recommend for a main curtain include - but are not limited to - Cotton Velour 25oz FR, or the economical and versatile Synthetic Encore Velour 22oz IFR, as well as the Synthetic Crescent Velour 20oz IFR and the luxurious Synthetic Velour Prestige 26oz IFR. For school projects, vinyl backed Doral Opaque 21oz IFR its also recommended for its opacity, durability and Inherently Flame Resistant properties. Many times it is required for the curtain to be lined to protect the face fabric, help with opacity and to have a neat finished back side of the curtain. Some of the lining fabrics we recommend are Denim Lining 9oz FR and Poplin.
Please visit the fabric section of our website for more information.
Are you looking for a curtain track for your traveler curtain? We have a wide variety of high quality curtain track to select from. The track selection will be determined by the curtain dimensions, curtain weight, and whether it is a curved or straight configuration. The track recommended for straight runs includes the boxed-type BESTEEL® 170 Series curtain track, or the SILENT STEEL® 280 Series curtain track. On curved configurations the I-Beam type RIG-I-FLEX® 140 Series curtain track, TRIPL-I-TRAC® 420 Series curtain track, or the PATRIARC® 500 Series curtain track may be used; depending on layout, curtain weight, and dimensions.
Suggestion: If you are unsure of what track would work best for your application, you can visit our curtain track selector guide, or contact us and one of our experienced sales representatives will be glad to assist you!
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