Stage Curtain Track - Trusted by Stage Professionals

by Sarah Simonovich January 15, 2020

Who doesn't like the aesthetic drapery on the stage?

Beyond the technical components of building the perfect set, aesthetics is an important factor that must be considered. For those working in the theatre and stage production industry, the tabs are of particular consideration both when the show goes up and comes down.

To keep your show running smoothly, you need a stage curtain track that is reliable and safe. Doughty’s Stage Curtain Track Kits are the perfect solution for a modular curtain track system suitable for a wide range of both stage and studio applications.

Benefits of Doughty Curtain Track

#1 Doughty Sixtrack System Includes Every Component you Need

Doughty’s complete stage curtain track systems are made from a variety of interchangeable parts, providing a flexible and efficient system. Our customers told us what they like the most is every single part required to install the track system is there. With stress levels at an all-time high, some details can easily be missed when planning for the stage production. A complete curtain track system can save you from this and allow you to focus on the rest.

#2 Great Flexibility

Although it is a kit, the system can be customized to fit your stage production requirement. As a versatile studio curtain track, it can be easily cut on-site and fitted with an Adaptor Plate or End Plate in order to suit any ad-hoc situations where are commonly found in live event production.
Stage Curtain Track Cut on Site

 

#3 Stage-Professionals Trusted Brand

Since 1985, Doughty Engineering has worked hard to become the world’s leading manufacturer of rigging, suspension and lifting equipment for the film, TV, and theatre industries. Their Easydeck modular staging system and stage clamps are already a popular option for venues looking for temporary staging.

Doughty has been involved in many studio projects for tech giants, e.g. YouTube London, YouTube Berlin and Google DeepMind by providing curtain tracks, hoists and grids as well as their professional production knowledge. 

stage curtain track

Doughty Engineering and the other lighting manufacturer have partnered on projects for YouTube London

#4 Multiple Configurations

Six Track can be configured in different ways, including a Walkalong System and a Manual Line-Operated System. They can also be configured to operate with a motorised system that allows a remote operation if required.

Their kits have got you covered! They include all the components required. Save your time. Save your efforts.

 DOUGHTY STAGE CURTAIN TRACK KIT - WALKALONG SYSTEM

DOUGHTY STAGE CURTAIN TRACK (SIX TRACK) KIT- 
LINE OPERATED SYSTEM

Which Curtain Track System is Right for me?

No matter which configuration you choose, all Doughty Six Track kits are suitable for a wide variety of applications, both in-studio and on-stage. 

Walk-along system -  moving curtains by hand

The walk-along system consists of a basic stage curtain track operated by manually pulling the actual curtain cloth, usually the edge of the curtain. It allows you to walk with the curtain to the side or center of the stage for opening or closing it.

It offers ease of use without extra devices and is more economical than other options. 

In MTN Shop, this system is available with straight or curved tracks. Various lengths are supplied for different staging requirements.  

Line-operated system - operating with a hauling line 

In some situations, you may need the curtain to travel for a long distance and want a smoother opening and closing curtain movement. Line-operated system will be your wise choice. 

Instead of grasping and walking with the curtain, the operator will stay at one side of the stage and pull a cord to open and close the curtains. The benefit is a heavy curtain in a hard-to-reach place can be operated with ease. 

The line-operated system operates with an 8mm polyester hauling line. You can control the line either by hand with a pulley or with a wall-mounted/ floor-mounted Manual Track Drive. Doughty's Electric Track Drive Unit is also available for a motorised line-operated curtain track system.

Please download Doughty curtain track user manual to check the details on how to install your system properly.

Why Choose the Doughty Curtain Track System?

Doughty designed and produced the Six-Track system nearly two decades ago after much consultation with both end-users and stage curtain track installers. This diligence has resulted in a track system that avoids the problems of other types of track.

The Doughty track is made up of a tubular top hanger bar and rectangular section tube rails, finished in black powder coat. All track components are assembled using 5mm nuts and bolts. Since Doughty doesn’t use rivets in the manufacture of any Six Track components, you can modify sections or add pulleys without re-threading hauling lines. With their line of fully-adjustable brackets specially designed for Six Track, you can hang the curtain rack with ease.

For an example of Doughty Six Track uses, you can read this article to see how Doughty’s products (including the Easy Deck and Six Track) helped a special needs school built a state-of-the-art drama facility.

You can find all Doughty Six Track components, as well as other necessary entertainment equipment at shopmtn.eu. If you have any questions about Doughty curtain track or other types of rigging equipment, don’t hesitate to contact us and speak to one of our experts.




Sarah Simonovich
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