Scenic Studios in Focus

Scenic Studios specialises in theatrical painting of scenic backdrops and theatre scenery. They also manufacture scenic paints and hire scenic backdrops around Australia for school productions, small theatre organisations and live events. 


Their scenic hire range includes over 200 hire backdrops which are all professionally hand painted and manufactured in their studio. Scenic backdrops give depth to the scene and allow for lighting tricks creating the atmosphere you desire for your performance. 


The company has standardised the size, 12m wide x 6m drop to fit most theatres and school auditoriums. Shows available include WickedThe Wizard of OzBeauty and the BeastAnnieFrozen and Alice in Wonderland, whilst themes include ballrooms, forests, skies and cut cloths.


All can be found on their website - under backdrop hire. They also have sequin drapes, slash curtains, lame curtains and crush velvet drapes.


The company says by hiring scenic backdrops you are supporting the art of scenic painting and helping the environment, as nothing will end up in the landfill after your production.



Scenic Studios paint with their own manufactured scenic paints which are acrylic and designed to paint theatre backdrops, scenery and stage.


Paints come in 0.8L, 2.2L,4L and 10L or 15L. If you are painting a backdrop, scenery or stage you can purchase scenic paints online at or buy a scenic paint touch-up kit to test them first. They also stock special effects products like membrane, texture and glazes.


The company’s scenic paints and scenic backdrops and made locally, are environmentally friendly and can be shipped Australia wide.