The standard at the theatre is for either a white cyclorama (cyc) or black tabs at the rear of the stage. Either/both of these options are inclusive of the hire charges for stage users. In addition, we have a set of intermediate black tabs approx 6 feet from the front of the main stage, 3 black wing curtains (legs) at each side and the main red velvet house tabs (also included).
There are also two gauzes available (at approx 8.5m wide by 4.8m high), one white, one black. These are not subject to a hire fee for users of the Abbey Theatre. Both are also available for hire to external groups/theatres.
Additional backcloths may be hired by user groups as required from outside companies such as Border Studios or Proscenium, but BE AWARE that many commercial cloths tend to be much larger than our stage can easily cater for. Please consult a member of the regular theatre tech crew before ordering cloths or scenery.
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Photographs have been taken immediately after hanging with only nominal stage lighting, so colours WILL vary according to individual lighting states. Also bear in mind no weight in bottom pockets, so creases WILL hang out.
Most cloths belong to companies resident at the Abbey Theatre, but can be hired to companies within or outside of the venue.
Proceeds of any hire to be split between the owners and Nuneaton Arts Council if booked via the NAC.
To enquire about any backcloth seen here, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org