Stage Scrim Fabrics for Softening or Dissolving Stage Effects

Scrim Material is often used to hide actors or stage props for a big reveal or present virtually any light diffusion dependent onstage effect to a live audience. Scrim fabrics are lightweight, woven cotton and effectively see-through when they’re lit from an oblique angle, but appear solid when lit from the front. Their soft diffusive qualities have made Theatrical Gauze, Sharkstooth Scrim and Leno Filled Scrims popular selection among art directors, set designers, and professional photographers. Chicago Canvas & Supply stocks three varieties of scrim fabric to match your theatrical production needs.


Linen Gauzes for Theatre BackdropsTheatrical_Gauze

Gauze fabric is ideal for Theaters, Displays, Special Events, Set Decorations, Curtains, Window Treatments, Party Decor


sharkstooth scrim

Sharkstooth Theatrical Scrims

Sharkstooth material is an open weave fabric often used to create the bleed through effect on reveals.


leno-filled theatrical scrim

Leno-Filled Theatrical Scrims

Leno is essentially sharkstooth scrim with the holes filled in. The soft textured surface is ideal for bounce drops, lighting drops, and cycloramas.