• Large selection of In-Stock Items

  • Experts in Quick Shipping

  • Custom Fabrication Available

  • Dependable and Friendly Customer Service

  • Be sure to check out the bargains in our Sale section.

Stage Curtains & Theater Fabrics

Theater Fabrics

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Stage Curtains and Stage Backdrops

Chicago Canvas and Supply carries the highest quality fabric to create stage curtains, stage backdrops, and sets to suit your production’s style and budget. Whether you’re a professional scenographer or in charge of your first student theatrical, our in-stock inventory of theatre fabric will suit your specific needs.

Stage Curtains

When it comees to selecting stage curtains, we highly recommend using our Guide to Selecting Stage Curtains for a side-by side comparison of flame retardant and non-flame retardant fabrics, cotton vs. synthetic, heavy duty, and cost. Here are some of our more popular sellers for stage curtains:


Scrims are ideal for reveals, light diffusion, and other on-stage lighting effects. Our scrim selection includes:

  • Sharkstooth Scrim – open weave fabric used for bleed through effects
  • Leno-filled Scrim – diffuses and softens light. Perfect four bounce drops and cycs.
  • Linen Gauze – light weight scrim used in set dressings, scenic backdrops, screens,


Chroma-key is often referred to as the green screen fabric. This fabric is perfect for effect shots.

Competitive Prices & Short Lead Times

We offer competitive prices, a huge inventory of scenic and decorative theatrical fabrics, and on-stage supplies in stock. We understand that creating stage backdrops and curtains often need to be done in a hurry.  Chicago Canvas & Supply can ship same day.

Custom Fabrication

Chicago Canvas & Supply also offers custom fabrication services, with quick turn-around times, to meet your every need.

Chicago Canvas & Supply

3719 W. Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60625
Toll Free 1-866-389-2218
(773) 478-5700
(773) 588-3139 [FAX]
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