Stage curtains serve many purposes. Their primary purpose is to mask, or hide, the backstage area from the audience’s sight line. This includes all of the stage lights, rigging hardware, rear and side walls, props and performers. A great moment in performing arts is that of the anticipation just as the lights dim and the curtain opens to reveal the stage scenery and performers. The curtains also provide an appealing look to the stage, have sound absorption qualities and can be used for special effects.