The BAT, Front Loading Arbors, EverFloor, and USITT 2016
We here at BellaTEX really enjoyed visiting our dealers and all our friends at USITT 2016 in beautiful Salt Lake City last week! What a great show in a stunning venue. Congrats to USITT for another success. We were proud to show off our amazing new BAT – the BellaTEX Arbor Trap – and our new Front Loading Arbors. We gave away a lot of awesome swag too! Our t-shirts went faster than ever. The BAT is a revolutionary new addition to the theatrical industry. It is the first technology to literally trap an out of balance arbor and...read more
“Nobody Looks Up: The History of the Counterweight Rigging System”
Hot off the press, and nominated for the 2016 USITT Golden Pen Award, our dear friend Rick Boychuk’s long-anticipated book about the history of counterweight rigging is now available for purchase! From the book website: The counterweight rigging system has dominated the theatre fly tower for the last half of the 20th century. And yet, the history of its evolution has been lost, until now. In this first ever written history of the counterweight rigging system, author Rick Boychuk upends two core theatre myths. Stage rigging did not grow...read more
Looking ahead to USITT 2015!
We’ll be exhibiting at USITT in Cincinnati March 18-21, and we look forward to seeing you there! We have an exciting new product we’ll be showcasing, and we can’t wait to tell you all about...read more
Introducing the BellaTEX Stage Fabrics online store!
We are proud to introduce our new online fabric store. Whether you’re looking for duvetyne, muslin, scrim, leno, velour, decorative fabrics, remnant fabric and curtains, or hardware, you can find great prices here. Visit...read more
What sets BellaTEX Stage Curtains apart?
What sets BellaTEX apart from every other curtain manufacturer? I see it every day at the office. Our attention to detail and our willingness to go beyond the call of duty to help our dealers and their customers is exceptional in today’s world. Sure, we are a manufacturer, but we care about our customers. We want you to have the highest quality drapes available. We want you to be satisfied. We want your order to be right. Are you interested in becoming a BellaTEX dealer? Contact us today, and see what a difference it makes to have a...read more
The BellaTEX Shop is opening soon!
We are proud to be finalizing everything for our BellaTEX Stage Fabrics Web Store grand opening, coming soon! In our new webstore you will find great deals on raw fabrics for sale by the yard for by the roll. We have a wide selection of fabrics including velour, muslin, scrim, leno, duvetyne, commando, acoustic, keying, decorative, sheer, stretch. We also have curtain accessories, rigging supplies, remnant fabric, and more! Check back soon and explore our complete product...read more
Why you need a Pulley Man Hoist
We’re convinced that the Pulley Man Hoist is one of the best little tools ever invented, and we’re sure that if you are in the entertainment production industry, you will love yours as much as we love ours. This little guy is rated up to 600 lbs. straight or 1,200 lbs. double-reeved. It comes with a 30 ft cable, or you can put your own cable on it to extend the lifting height. We use ours daily in our manufacturing facility to pull heavy equipment or boxes across our shop floor. We use it to hang our curtains up for Quality...read more
Should window curtains in a theatrical setting be lined?
Common in school, church, or gymnatorium-type theatres, outside windows can pose a real problem when it comes to the enjoyment of a show. You may be wondering how to best handle this situation. What fabric should the curtains be made of? Should the curtains be lined? Lined with what? The decision on whether or not to line window curtains in a theatrical setting depends on several factors, including the fabric type used and the color of the curtain. Here are some major factors to consider when deciding whether or not to line your curtains:...read more
The Stagehands’ Creed
Inspired by one of our popular t-shirts at USITT, Erik Viker was inspired to write this creed whilst standing in the long line to get a shirt. We decided it needed to be preserved for posterity out there in the interwebs. Enjoy 🙂 Click here to view!read more
USITT – Fort Worth, 2014
We had a wonderful time exhibiting for the first time at USITT in Fort Worth this week! We gave away over 1,000 t-shirts and over $500 worth of prizes, in the process meeting a LOT of fantastic people! We were so impressed by the entire show, from the exhibitor booths to the convention offerings. We hope to see you next year at USITT in...read more