In theatrical stage rigging, a dead hang is anywhere a piece of scenery or curtain is suspended in such a way that it cannot travel up and down as in a conventional fly system. Although it is possible to dead hang objects in a theatre with fly space, it almost never happens. Instead, the dead hang is typically found in smaller theatres, like the gymnocafeauditoriums at many small public schools. There, all of the drapery and other soft goods are permanently hung from the low ceiling. Dead hangs are predominantly found in theatres with no fly loft or formal grid.

Part of the Stage Rigging Metanode