£18.50 - £20.95 / SQ M

Stage Backdrops and Drapes


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  • Colourfast and fade-proof inks
  • Eco-Friendly Material
  • Flame Retardant
  • Free Finishing


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  • 0 - 10 SQ M
    £20.95 / SQ M
  • 10 - 20 SQ M
    £19.95 / SQ M
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    £18.50 / SQ M
  • The banner we received was excellent! The guys at Banner World were very helpful when I was sorting the artwork out (and patient!) The banner is great quality and amazing... read more

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    Liz Lyall
  • After much researching, to find a decent banner for our band, we settled on Banner World. The site was easy to use and flawless, and the cost was very competitive.

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    Andy Monk
  • I ordered a 3 x 2 metre backdrop for our band.

    Super quick turnaround. Excellent quality full colour print. For £150 including delivery we couldn't be happier. Thank...
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    John Hanslip
  • My banners are absolutely perfect. Strong, high print quality, deep colors and impeccable finishes. Fantastic price too. Thank you very much. It's a pleasure work with your company.

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    Paulo Santos
  • Banner World are simply the best. Good Prices, fast delivery times and excellent quality. Nothing is too much trouble for John and his team. Order with confidence, you will not... read more

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    Chris Farnworth
  • Very pleased with polyester banners ordered on 2 occasions for video backdrops. High quality printing, well packaged, and arrived on time.

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    Andy Geldman
  • Brilliant quality and incredibly fast turnaround for the size of banner that I ordered. Customer Service was also very helpful when I called to check my delivery times. I was... read more

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    Jenna Gold
  • Absolutely delighted with the backdrop I ordered from Bannerworld! The fabric quality is outstanding. Far better than I could ever have hoped for. Print quality is equally superb, showing bright,... read more

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    Karen Smith
  • The team at Banner World were super helpful. Everything went very smoothly, our delivery arrived right on time, and it looks great. Definitely recommend!

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    Sarah Crawley
  • Ordered a banner for my son's band. Great experience. John made us aware that our image was not good enough quality so we had a chance to re-do it. It... read more

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Premium Stage Backdrops at any size

Stage Backdrops, Drapes and Scrims are a speciality here at Banner World. As standard, our stage backdrops and theatrical drapes are printed onto a 210gsm flame retardant fabric and finished with hems, eyelets and/or pole pockets. We print one-off backdrops to any size – to suit any performance venue from a small room to a large theatre or stadium. Check out some we produced for the 2018 BBC Get Inspired Awards here.

Our dye-sublimation print process offers stunning, deep and vibrant prints from your designs in full colour – coping easily with drawings, photography, text and brand logos.


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Premium Stage Backdrops and Backcloths

We know that you will not find a higher class of product than ours on the market at this price point. Our printed fabric backcloths are supplied ready to hang, sewn all round and finished to your requirements.

Several clients have remarked that buying theatre and stage backdrops from us is cheaper than renting from other suppliers!

We print from your artwork – this can be your logo or other design including photographic or illustrated backgrounds. Thousands of high-resolution backdrop themes and ideas are available from image banks such as the Adobe Stock Library for very little cost. Many of these are perfect for scenery theatre backdrops. We are always happy to advise on your artwork design if needed.

  • Flame retardant fabric
  • Non-reflective
  • Lightweight for hanging, storage and transport
  • Eco-friendly and easily recycled
  • Single or Double-Sided (ask for details)
  • Choice of standard or blockout fabric (ask for details)
  • Finishing to your specification – eyelets, hems, sleeve pockets etc.

Custom Made Theatre Backdrops

Our Stage and Theatre Backdrops are custom-made to your specifications and requirements. Do you have a particular fixing issue? We can help with a range of professional finishing options.

Professional Stage Backdrop Manufacturing

Our class leading stage backdrops, drapes and scrims are manufactured using a dye-sublimation process print process. This print technique makes our stage and theatre backdrops extremely hardwearing and colour fast as the ink fuses into the fabric on a molecular level becoming part of the substrate. This means your stage banner will not run or fade like many of the cheaper alternatives on the market. This high-quality product is foldable and lightweight for easy storage. Click here to find out more about the print process.

Theatre Backdrops at any size

Our popular Stage and Theatre Backdrops and Drapes are custom-made to any size to suit your requirements. Whether you are performing in a small hall or big theatre, we have the solution.

Our maximum print width on premium fabrics is 3 metres. Backdrops larger than this in one dimension will have panels seamed together. We do have alternative materials with a width of up to 5 metres.

Made from a tough 210gsm knitted polyester fabric and printed in vibrant full colour. These custom backdrops fold and roll up to be used again and again, always looking fantastic.

Stage Backdrops Usage

Ideal for stage backdrops, backcloths, band scrims, theatre displays, custom backdrops, conferences, pantomime backcloths, museum backdrops, live bands, exhibition displays and point of sale displays.

Ideal on stage or against a solid surface, our standard stage backdrops will let some light through from behind if there is a strong enough light source. For a total blockout, use our Blockout Fabric.

Finishing Options

The material can be finished to your specification – choose eyelets and/or pole pockets to suit. Many Stage and Theatre Backdrops will have eyelets at the top for hanging, with a pole pocket at the bottom through which a weight would be slid in (wooden dowel, broom handles or metal pipe).

Washable by hand – just wipe clean.

Stage Backdrops Material Specification

Our standard specification for stage backdrops is as follows:

Other materials are available, such as Polyester 115gsm, Veil 55gsm, Blockout Polyester 240gsm.

Theatre Backdrops Prices

We make theatre and stage backdrops to any custom size, but here are some common sizes with prices including finishing.

  • 12m x 8m – £1776.00
  • 12m x 6m – £1332.00
  • 8m x 6m – £888.00
  • 6m x 4m – £444.00
  • 4m x 3m – £239.39
  • 3m x 3m – £188.54
  • 3m x 2m – £125.69
  • 2m x 2m – £83.80

Check here for more Fabrics ideal for Stage Backdrops and Backcloths:

Airmesh Flag 115gsm, Airtex 330gsm, Artist Premium 200gsm, Decor Fabric 240gsm, Polyester 115gsm, Polyester 210gsm, Textile Backlight 270gsm, Textile Blockout 400gsm, Veil 52gsm.

Customer Service

Call us for pre-sales advice or for any help you may need during the order process. Our team are all fully experienced in the specification, design, manufacture and installation of stage backdrops.

Design Guide for Stage Backdrops

Set your dimensions correctly

Please set your artwork to the correct dimensions of your final printed stage backcloths.  We do not require any bleed on the artwork for a printed backdrop. If necessary, you can set your artwork to scale.

Set the correct CMYK colour settings

Please make sure that you set your colour settings to CMYK.  Our backdrop printers use a full colour dye-sublimation printing process which works using cyan, magenta, yellow and black inks.  Files that are sent to us using an RGB setup will be changed automatically.  Sometimes this can make the colours on your printed backdrop seem weak & washed out.  We will check for this before printing and contact you if required.

Position of eyelets on your Printed Stage Backdrops

Please leave a clear area of approx 50mm inside the edge of the banner. Background colour / images are fine, just no important text elements, small print or logos as these can be obscured by the eyelets.  We will add hems and eyelets unless otherwise stated.  It is not advisable to have just eyelets (without the hem) as this can cause the material to rip.
We space our eyelets approx every 500mm apart unless otherwise stated.  Eyelets will be evenly spaced so eyelet spacing might vary slightly on different sizes of banners.

Pole Pockets on Stage Backdrops

We can finish your backdrops with pole pockets if required.  Please make sure when ordering / setting of your artwork that your artwork / finished file size is set to the finished overall size of the backcloth including the pole pockets.  Standard scaffold tubes require a 150mm flat pocket size to fit comfortably with plenty of space as to not cause to much tension on the pocket seam.  Please ensure that you leave a clear area at the top and the bottom of the backdrops to allow for the pockets. To explain – if your banner is 2m height please set to 2m height and then make sure that no text, logos and important info enters the top 150mm or bottom 150mm of the design area.  Solid colour/ background images or patterns are fine just not text or vital information. Check here for more information on pole pockets and how to design for them.

Stage Backdrop Design Principles

For stage backdrop design it is always important to consider viewing distances.  Always create your artwork to give the highest possible impact. Contrasting colours will give your backdrop much more clout than washed out subtle colours.
A single scene is usually ideal for a theatre backdrop design.
Consider the size of your text if used.  From a distance, larger text is easier to read.  Use upper and lower fonts.
Cramming every little bit of information onto your stage backdrop is not a good idea.  Less is more. Remember to use clear areas of space and give your design space to breathe.  The best backdrops are always simple and straight to the point.

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Material Weight



Knitted Polyester 210gsm

Flame Retardancy

M1 / B1


High quality dye-sublimation printing.

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DOWNLOAD: artwork-guidelines.pdf

PDF, Jpeg, PSD, eps (CS 6 or earlier) Ai, (CS 6 or earlier)

We only accept files converted to CMYK.

We accept files at
Actual size or
1:2 scale (50% actual size)
1:5 scale (20% actual Size)
1:10 scale (10% actual size)
1:20 scale (5% actual size)

The ideal DPI is 125dpi if possible. At 125dpi this can make very large graphics huge in memory size, so on larger graphics i.e. 5m x 2.5m you can go down as low as 50dpi. As a rule the larger the graphic the greater the viewing distance hence the lower the dpi can be.

Small / medium sized graphics 125 PPI (DPI) Large sized graphics 50-100PPI (DPI)

Please make sure that all text is created to outlines / curves before uploading. Even on PDF files make sure you create outlines before saving.

No Thanks, No bleed is required on your artwork.

Please leave a clear area of 50mm to allow for eyelets. (Please ensure that all text / logos / critical information is more than 50mm from the edge of your artwork) Background colours and images are fine going into the clear areas.

When ordering make sure you select the finished overall size of your banner including the pockets. So if you select a 1m wide x 2m height, then we will manufacture the banner to a total the height of 2m including the pockets.
(clear areas on pole pockets)
Please make sure that you leave a clear area for your pockets. The term ‘clear area’ means no items of text or logos to run into these areas. Background colours or hackgrtoudn images are fine, just no readable text or logos. So if you are ordering a 1m wide x2m height banner with pole pockets top and bottom, then please keep the bottom 150mm free and the top 150mm free from text and logos. This will make the overall visual area 1m wide x 1.7m height.
Double sided banners
We have special software which flips certain parts of your banners so as to create a seamless pocket on the opposite side. When ordering a double sided banner please just follow the above steps, as the file(s) will need to be set up in the same way. If you require a different image on each side of your double sided banner not a problem, just upload x2 files stating that you require a different image on each side.

We can match pantones if required at an additional charge (please contact us before proceeding) as this is costed per job. We cannot guarantee an exact match on colours due to limitations of the CMYK print process but will try to achieve as close as physically possible.

FAQ Back to top

How big can you make stage backdrops?

Any size is possible. Our machines print at up to 3.2m wide and larger backdrops are seamed together.

Do you have a fire certificate?

Yes, this can be downloaded from this page.

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5 reviews for Stage Backdrops and Drapes

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Takes A Train (verified owner)

    Super quality backcloth just delivered, every one is amazed, we now look so professional! Many thanks to Craig at Banner World for his help and advice.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sam Lawrence (verified owner)

    Lovely backdrop, great quality. The only reason I cannot give 5 stars is that we had a bit of a panic with the last-minute delivery – though this was the couriers fault and not Banner World.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maddy Johnson (verified owner)

    Just wow! Our new stagecloth is fantastic. Ordering was easy and the team at Banner World were really professional, answering all our questions before we purchased.

  4. Karen Smith (verified owner)

    Absolutely delighted with the backdrop I ordered from Bannerworld! The fabric quality is outstanding. Far better than I could ever have hoped for. Print quality is equally superb, showing bright, clear colours, and all edging is finished to the highest standard.

    When I rolled this out at our recent gig, the reaction from band members and everyone in the venue was brilliant to see. Definitely going to be an asset to our band.

    Honestly can’t recommend this company highly enough. Dispatch time was three days after I’d uploaded the file, so delivered really quickly too.

  5. David Griffin-Stephens (verified owner)

    Great quality, crisp image printing. Really simple ordering and uploading. Would absolutely use banner world again for scenic backdrops.

  6. Ceri Woolway (verified owner)

    I purchased three large backdrops for our village pantomime from Banner World. I had considered a few other businesses, but went with these guys as they were helpful from the start, providing us with free samples of the fabrics and printing which other companies don’t always do. They were very quick to answer emails and very helpful with it too.

    Delivery was exactly when they said it would be, and they were very accommodating to our needs. I was nervous once the order was made as, while very reasonably priced, our order was a significant sum of money. I needn’t have worried. The quality was fantastic, all our requests had been carried out exactly as asked for and they looked fabulous on stage. Lots of great comments were made by audience members.

    I’m actually writing this review almost a year after our purchase, and can confirm not only is the quality great, they last well over time also.

    We’re now planning to purchase three more for our next show.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ballet Theatre UK (verified owner)

    Thanks so much for the speedy delivery of our touring backdrops. The quality is outstanding and we will certainly be using Banner World again at these prices.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michelle Ryan (verified owner)

    All agree that this is the best quality backcloth we have ever bought – and it was the cheapest. We now know where to come!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Starling Players (verified owner)

    The new drape is great, so colourful and perfect for our play. Thanks for the help with the background artwork.

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