Core Business / Areas of Diversification

event and entertainment

curtain fabrics
motion control systems


Key Personnel / Contacts

Sales & Customer Service Contact

Daphne Cosquer • • +32 3 236 84 40

Theatre Contact

Ivo Kersmaekers • • +32 3 236 84 40

Tours & Productions Contact


Company Address

ShowTex Headquarters
Oude Gentweg 100


Business Operating Zone

Worldwide-Offices in the UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, France, Hong Kong, Middle East, South Africa


Current Projects

The latest chapter in ShowTex’s path to innovation is a passion backed by a practical plan to better protect the environment. From incorporating accepted best practices into day to day operations, to developing environmentally friendly products and investigating recycling methods that will benefit theatres and planet earth, the company is once again breaking new ground. The Shakespeare, Molière, and Goethe velvets have already been awarded Oeko Tex 100 standard certification, a widely respected label established 20 years ago to confirm fabrics are free
from dangerous substances, and more fabrics in the ShowTex range are in the process of being certified.


Recent Projects

The Backstage Centre
y Ffwrenes Theatre
London Olympics 2012
Edinburgh Royal Lyceum Theatre
Akram Khan Dance Company
Welsh National Opera, Mayflower Theatre
Wyeside Arts Centre
Emirates Palace Theatre
Marina Bay Sands
House of Dancing Water
De La Mar Theater


Company Profile

ShowTex is a worldwide leader in inventing, manufacturing, selling and installing the most innovative flame retardant curtain fabrics, tracks, and motion control systems for achieving the creative vision of event and entertainment professionals. Specialised in extra wide and custom developed fabrics, seamless applications for screens, foils, and giant glassless mirrors, and custom integrated track and motor systems, ShowTex is now also operating locally in the UK.



Prolight and Sound
ABTT Theatre Show
Plasa Focus Leeds
LLB Expo



Theatres Trust
NSA Creative and Cultural

Other Information

Offices around the globe provide ShowTex with more than 150 years of experience and craftsmanship. Devoted engineers share their expertise with weavers, finishers, light designers and color consultants from all over the world to develop innovative products that set new industry standards. ShowTex’s extensive product range includes unique stage and event solutions like the patented TrusSleeve washable, seamless stretch truss cover, the versatile EasyDrape pipe and base system with customized base plates, and the HiSpeed Roll Up that makes drapes and screens disappear in under 2 m/second.

ShowTex: Amazing Stage Fabrics in Motion

At the ShowTex sewing workshops, custom curtains and fabric decorations are manufactured with high quality finishing and short lead times. In recent years, ShowTex confection specialists have perfected the art of producing giant glassless mirrors and projection screens with nearly invisible joints. An experienced installation team ensures that the curtains, tracks, and motion systems are ready when it’s time for the show to begin.

ShowTex has a selection of stage curtain tracks, complete track systems and commercial drapery hardware. Curtain tracks can be operated manually, motorised, or controlled by DMX. All track systems can be curved in house to a custom or standard radius, says the company, to accommodate the most challenging designs, whether temporary or fixed installations.