How to Fold a Theatrical Backdrop

by Michael Eddy

Grosh Backdrops & Drapery have created an interesting how-to video: How to Fold a Theatrical Backdrop. This is a quick video tutorial showing how to fold and roll a theatrical backdrop:

Here are the suggested steps on folding and rolling the backdrop from Grosh:

1. With the painted side up, lay the drop on the clean floor.
2. Skip the first two feet and begin folding in a fan-like manner. Repeat process until the drop is fan-folded about two feet wide.
3. Fold the two-foot flap over to contain the drop.
4. From the bottom, roll the drop with the tag exposed. Place into the provided plastic bag.

Further information from Grosh Backdrops & Drapery: