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Custom World-Class Hand-Painted Backdrops
Theatrical, Dance, Opera, Ballet, Event, and more...

TheatreWorld Backdrops is committed to building the highest quality,
affordable muslin hand-painted backdrops in the industry.

Our team comes from a theatrical and design background and enjoys talking to our clients to create top quality designs, while developing a long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships.

TheatreWorld offers several ways for our clients to develop fully customized backdrops for their show or event:

Where would you like to begin?

1. Your Image

Provide us an image of exactly what you are looking for developed by your graphics team. You must own the rights to the image.

2. Modify a TheatreWorld Backdrop

Select a TheatreWorld backdrop from our rental collection and discuss with us what changes and alterations you would like.

3. Concept thru Design

Provide us multiple images containing components of what you would like the final backdrop to be. We will discuss the concept you have in mind and we will develop a sketch or custom computer graphic for you. (Note: Sketch fees apply.)

4. Joint Development with
Rental Required

Only occasionally approved, if you believe that your design has broad based appeal and would fit within our rental inventory, TheatreWorld may consider a joint develop of your concept and rent it to you for your performance.
(Note: Minimum 2 weeks rental required.)

Let your imagination run wild!

Our creative team will work with you to understand your needs and have your custom backdrop sized to fit your particular stage or venue. Typically, as we help to create your design, we will produce a computer generated draft rendering of the image for your approval prior to production. The typical custom backdrop process includes three (3) design hours per backdrop ordered with our design team. (Note: Additional design and sketch fees may apply if process exceeds the time allotment.)

All of our hand-painted custom backdrops are produced to our Signature Series standards.

  • All backdrops begin as high quality, medium weight muslin. Additionally, heavier weight muslin is available if requested.
  • The muslin is then submerged in and fully impregnated (durable) in a fire-retardant solution that meets or exceeds NFPA 701 requirements.
  • The tops of all backdrops are doubly reinforced, hemmed, and contain grommets every 12” approximately and ties.
  • The sides are doubled and hemmed.
  • The bottom is hemmed and an independent pole pocket (approx 5.5” - 6” in width) is stitched across the entire length of the backdrop.

What does it cost?

TheatreWorld’s growth in the industry has allowed us to the accelerate our production schedule significantly. This is not only good news for us, but for our clients who desire hand-painted custom event, theatrical, touring, film and television, and dance backdrops.

Custom backdrop pricing depends on several key factors once your design is approved:

  • Design Complexity
  • Size (from 20’w x 10’h to 60’w x 25’h)
  • Weight of Muslin Fabric (Medium weight versus heavier weights)
  • Specialty Paints
  • Special Fabrication Needs

See below for the description and qualifications for custom backdrop pricing tiers:

  • Early Bird Special Pricing -- Delivery dates that are more than 90 days from order approval qualifies for our “Early Bird” pricing. You will receive the maximum discount allowable for your size and design complexity.
  • Standard Pricing -- Delivery dates that are 45 - 90 days from order approval. Prices are based on backdrop square footage and design complexity. (Please note that larger sizes require more lead time and planning.)
  • Expedited Pricing -- Delivery dates that are less than 45 days from order approval require special coordination. We are willing to shift our standard production schedule and open a slot just for you, in order to accommodate your custom backdrop.

Call (855.892.3767) or email our Creative Team to discuss pricing, delivery schedule, design ideas, and review your specific needs. Please attach your image, logo, or concept designs to your email.

TheatreWorld Custom Backdrop pricing is the best available and most cost-effective in the industry.

Final Notes

We require a minimum of 45 days for the production process. If your production date is less than that time frame, call us and we will do whatever we can to try and meet your needs.

Custom backdrop quotes are valid for 30 days based on tiers above.

In order to move your custom backdrop into production, a 50% down payment is required with the remaining balance charged when we ship the backdrop to you. Shipping fees are included in the quoted price.

All custom backdrops are shipped with our two (2) important documents envelopes:

  • In the first envelope, there will be document packet with instructions on how to unfold (on a clean floor or stage), how to hang (top comes with grommets and ties and bottom has a sewn-on pole pocket on the backside of the drop), and also how to refold (paint side in).
  • The second envelope contains the flame retardancy testing report and one sample fabric swatch from the bolt of fabric used to make your custom backdrop. Keep this for your fire marshal, should they want to test it themselves.

Below is a sampling of some of the custom backdrops we have built over the past few years. Enjoy!

 

1. Your Image

These images were created and produced for the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet company in Miami, Florida. The designs were based on images that they already had with some slight modifications, including portraits of their founders in the side panels of the leg sets. Click here to read our blog as it talks about the incredible journey to their 40th Anniversary performance of the Nutcracker.

Ballroom Scene Package includes Main Backdrop (48’w x 24’h), two different sets of headers (48’w x 6’h), two different sets of legs with and without portraits (10’w x 24’h). Thomas Armour Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker 40th Anniversary in Collaboration with New World School of the Arts

 

TheatreWorld was pleased to work with The Dance Connection franchise to create this custom logo scenic backdrop for their dance competitions.

Custom Dance Connection Logo Backdrop (40’w x 18’h)

 

TheatreWorld created these custom backdrops with one of our turn-key theatrical scenic designer customers for a production of Sister Act: The Musical.

Custom Sister Act: The Musical Backdrops (40’w x 20’h)
Designs Created and Submitted by Andrea Nice
Custom Sister Act: The Musical Backdrop Leg Set (15’w x 20’h)
Designs Created and Submitted by Andrea Nice

This custom Cathedral Window leg set also used specialty fluorescent paints to give the windows a glowing effect when lit with a black light.
 

2. Modify a TheatreWorld Backdrop

This custom backdrop was created for a Ballet company in Mississippi based on the TheatreWorld design “Classical Kingdom of Sweets.” Slight modifications were made to the original design such as color changes, removal of the windows and doors shown in the pastries, and sizing adjustment.

Custom Classical Kingdom of Sweets (45’w x 20’h)
“We received the (custom) backdrop and are very happy with the quality and work. We can't wait to see it with the lighting!”
Joanna Harbaugh
The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company

La Comedia Dinner Theatre in Ohio created two custom backdrops and the first was based on the TheatreWorld “Munchkinland” design with slight modifications such as removing the river and bridge, removing the red spiral, and sizing adjustment so that the yellow brick road would match up to their on stage brick road.

Custom Munchkinland (40’w x 21’h) Photo credit: LaComedia Dinner Theatre, Springboro, OH, 2016.

TheatreWorld has worked with Main Stage Productions in Texas for a number of years and has created multiple custom designs for them. The latest was based on the TheatreWorld design “Harvard Classroom” for their production of Legally Blonde: The Musical. This custom backdrop had slight modifications to the original design such as removing the portraits, extending the wood scroll work, and sizing adjustment.

“Your drops greatly enhanced our production! I also wanted to tell you what an absolute pleasure it has been working with your company. We would not hesitate to use your drops again for any production and will heartily recommend your company to any other theatre company looking for backdrops for a show.”
Carolyn Corsano Wong
Stage Right, Conroe, TX
Custom Harvard Classroom Scenic Backdrop (19’w x 24’h) Photo Credit: Dave Clements of DWC Photography took these production photos during rehearsal on July 6, 2016. Performances were on July 8-24, 2016.

This custom backdrop was created and for the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet company in Miami, Florida. They merely wanted to add a golden crescent moon into the design and resize it for their stage. Additional header and leg sets were also developed to complete this package. Click here to read our blog as it talks about the incredible journey to their 40th Anniversary performance of the Nutcracker.

This design was also customized for Christopher Newport University’s winter performance by adjusting the size to a staggering 56’w x 24’h.

Custom Snowy Christmas Tree Ridge Scenic Backdrop (48’w x 24’h) Thomas Armour Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker 40th Anniversary in Collaboration with New World School of the Arts
 

3. Concept and Design

La Comedia Dinner Theatre in Ohio created two custom backdrops and the second was a collaboration of multiple “Road to Oz” designs. La Comedia wanted more of a valley and winding road leading to the shining Emerald City in the distance. A handful of poppies are in the foreground while large puffy clouds surround the city.

Custom Road to Oz  Scenic Backdrop (40’w x 21’h) Photo credit: LaComedia Dinner Theatre, Springboro, OH, 2016.

This custom backdrop created for a touring concert series and was based on the TheatreWorld design “Victorian Crimson Curtains Header” and “Victorian Crimson Curtains Legs” with holly garland and bells added to give it a holiday look and feel. This design also allows for various stage sizes depending on how the header and legs are aligned -- either stacked with the header on top of the legs or laid out side-by-side with the legs on the outer edges of the header. The final layout will reveal anywhere from 3 to 5 wreaths along the top.

Custom Holiday Header (40’w x 6’h) and Leg (10’w x 20’h) Scenic Backdrop set

The Thomas Armour Youth Ballet company in Miami, Florida wanted a completely new and spectacular design for their “Land of Sweets” scene. The designs were created from a variety of initial concept images that the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet provided and developed in conjunction with our artistic team. Click here to read our blog as it talks about the incredible journey to their 40th Anniversary performance of the Nutcracker.

Land of Sweets Scene Package includes Main Backdrop (48’w x 24’h), two different sets of headers (48’w x 6’h), two different sets of legs (10’w x 24’h). Thomas Armour Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker 40th Anniversary in Collaboration with New World School of the Arts

TheatreWorld has worked with Main Stage Productions in Texas for a number of years and has created multiple custom designs for them. Working with our creative team, a beautiful custom-fit Day Sky scenic backdrop was designed for their production of The Producers and it has also been used in other productions, as well.

Photo credit: Dave Clements of DWC Photography who took these incredible production photos during rehearsal on Feb. 10, 2016. Performances were on February 12-28, 2016.
 

4. Joint Development with Rental Required

One of our clients helped develop this custom backdrop for a production of Wizard of Oz. Starting with TheatreWorld’s Prairie Farm, this design was altered into a grayscale version leading the way for a variety of black and white versions of other designs.

Prairie Farm Scenic Backdrop and Black & White Prairie Farm Scenic Backdrop

Another client wanted to create a more realistic setting for their Easter event. TheatreWorld developed the “Ancient Cottage Interior” based on various images of houses from the region and time period needed along with some first-hand experience of our artistic team. The “Ancient Middle Eastern Town” was developed from sample paintings with significant alterations to the color scheme and texture of the image.

Ancient Cottage Interior Scenic Backdrop and Ancient Middle Eastern Town Scenic Backdrop

An event planner was looking for a French Cafe scenic backdrop that could be used in the craft services section of their 2016 Dealer Trade Show which took place at the Paris Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. TheatreWorld designed the “Fleur-de-Lis Promenade,” which was created from a collage of provincial French town images, and along with renaming all the buildings in the image, TheatreWorld was thrilled to debut this design at such a stunning location.

Fleur-de-Lis Promenade Scenic Backdrop Photo Credit: 2016 Dealer Trade Show which took place at the Paris Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada

TheatreWorld created this “Futuristic City” custom backdrop in conjunction with The Florida Council on Economic Education for their annual gala in Tampa.

Futuristic City Scenic Backdrop

This “American Tattered Eagle” was developed in conjunction with Stages Productions and debuted in January 2013 with in support of a six-week touring production. TheatreWorld’s “Olde World Toy Shoppe” was also a joint effort between Stages Productions and our development team to help create their holiday production.

Tattered American Eagle Scenic Backdrop and Olde World Toy Shoppe Scenic Backdrop

 

Call (855.892.3767) or email our Creative Team to discuss pricing, delivery schedule, design ideas, and review your specific needs. Please attach your image, logo, or concept designs to your email.

We look forward to discussing your custom project and bringing your unique vision to life!

Contact our Creative Team today to discuss pricing, delivery schedule, design ideas, and review your specific needs. Please attach your image, logo, or concept designs to the form below.

We look forward to discussing your custom project and bringing your unique vision to life!