ShowTex Netherlands manufactured and installed all stage draperies and tracks to finish off the total renovation of the historic DeLaMar theater in Amsterdam. Planned to open on November 28th, the extensive construction project that secured the future of this cultural jewel was made possible by the VandenEnde foundation. After 5 years of work and an investment of 65 million euro, the DeLaMar now boasts two halls and forecasts 1500 visitors a day. Performances in the 950 seat theater and 600 seat capacity hall will range from classical theater to musicals, cabaret, and comedy. The cultural venue will also house a specially commissioned photography collection with works from prominent photographers like Koos Breukel, Hans Eijkelboom, Cuny Jansen, Erwin Olaf, Viviane Sassen, and Rineke Dijkstra. The design of the DeLaMar Theater further includes 8 large foyers, a grand café, rehearsal studio, modern dressing rooms, and an artist foyer.
The grand drapes for both of the theater's stages were created from ShowTex's Gaudi Mohair Velvet velour sewn into Wagner curtains that part in the middle to reveal the stage, instead of being raised or lowered. With its long satin pile, and 575 gr/m² weight, Mohair Velvet radiates an opulent luster and adds an unmatched level of grandeur to any theatre main curtain. These were installed on durable ShowTrack curtain tracks. All acoustic drapes, borders, legs, and stage skirting are made from more than 1500 m of flame retardant black wool fabric. The Dutch team at ShowTex also supplied sharkstooth scrim in grey and black gobelin tulle, custom cycloramas in filled cloth, and hundreds of meters of black molton masking drapes. From the permanent dance floor for the stages to front and rear projection screens and a variety of curtain track weights and shapes, the entire fabric and accessory fitting of the DeLaMar was entrusted to ShowTex specialists.