Theatrical Rigging

Donaghys have a wide range of ropes and braids to meet the variety of challenges faced in theatrical rigging situations. Whether it be a pulley rope, a lifting rope or a curtain lashing, Donaghys have the product to meet any colour, performance and strength requirements.


UHMwPE Rigging Braid

Donaghys UHMwPE Rigging Braid is a strong, light weight braid designed for any rigging application. These features make it an ideal braid for steel wire replacement.

  • High strength and low weight
  • Non reflective finish
  • Zero stretch
  • Holds knots firmly
  • Available in Black and Fluro Orange colours
  • Ideal for theatrical rigging applications

Donaghys T12 Rigging Braid

Manufactured from Technora®, Donaghys T12 Rigging Braid is a strong, light weight braid specifically designed for applications where heat resistance is required. These features make it an ideal braid for theatrical rigging.

  • Excellent heat resistance
  • High strength with low weight
  • Very low creep
  • Easy to splice
  • Ideal for theatrical rigging applications

Synthetic Hemp Rope

Donaghys' Synthetic Hemp Rope looks like a natural fibre rope but has the benefits of a synthetic rope including strength and UV protection. 

  • 3 Strand rope replacement for natural fibre ropes
  • Holds shape under load
  • UV stabilised
  • Ideal for theatrical and decorative applications that require a natural look

Manila Rope

Donaghys Manila Rope is manufactured from fibres obtained from the leaves of the Abaca plant (Musa textilis). Manila is the stongest of the natural fibres and results in hard wearing, low stretch, general purpose ropes which are superior to Sisal in their resistance to weathering, fungal attack and moisture.  Manila rope is best suited to use in marine applications, shipping, mining and particularly industrial lifting.

  • Stronger and softer feel than sisal
  • Natural and Biodegradable
  • 3 strand rope
  • Non conductive

Response LSK Static Safety Line

Response LSK® static braids feature a kernmantle, plaited nylon core with plaited polyester protective jacket.  These safety lines are highly visible with distinctive colour and fleck options for easy recognition of size or exclusive pattern allocation by client.  The Response range of abseil and rescue ropes is certified to ensure peace of mind in any abseil, belay, static descent or rescue application.

  • AS4142.3, EN1891, ANSI Z-133 & CE compliant
  • Low elongation, high strength
  • Quick access and excellent knot holding
  • Features certification tracer thread, coloured year of manufacture marker with batch coding on every spool

Brights Theatrical Rope

Donaghys Brights Theatrical Rope is a Polyester double braid with durable HT Polyester cover. Solid black in colour, this rope is often used in applications in the theatrical industry. 

  • Easy to handle
  • Excellent breakload, UV and abrasion resistance
  • Low stretch
  • Flexible
  • Resistant to kinking, hockling & twisting

Polyester Rope

Donaghys' Polyester Rope is manufactured from Polyester fibre, the second strongest of conventional man-made fibres behind Nylon.  This rope has good strength, easy handling, coiling and knotting along with excellent abrasion resistance.  Polyester Rope is ideally suited to a wide range of general and industrial applications, including safety lines in the Height Safety sector.

  • 3 strand and plaited ropes
  • Soft feel and easy handling
  • Excellent abrasion and UV resistance
  • Low creep under load
  • Available in easy splice soft or medium lay

Sash Cord

Donaghys Sash Cord is a general purpose braid of Solid Braid/Spiral Braid configuration providing excellent handling, knotting and non kink performance.  Sash Cords are available in Cotton and Polyester fibre constructions.

  • Multipurpose line / lashing
  • UV resistant
  • Suitable for outboard motor starter cords

Synthetic Braids

Donaghys range of multi purpose synthetic braids are strong, lightweight and abrasion resistant.  They are suited to a wide variety of general purpose applications.

  • Smooth and textured polyester braids
  • Hard wearing HT polyester fibre in supple plait construction
  • Highly resistant to stretch, abrasion, UV degradation and discolouration
  • Applications include use as a blind draw cord, picture framing cord, tying lashing and lacing cord

Coloured Synthetic Braids

Donaghys offer a range of multi purpose synthetic braids in bright colours for a wide variety of general purpose applications.

  • Smooth polyester braids in bright colours
  • Strong, lightweight and abrasion resistant
  • Excellent flexibility
  • Excellent knot holding
  • UV stabilised
  • Ideal for tying, whipping, mouse line, leech line and other general purpose applications
  • Fine coloured braids not stocked in Australia