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Victorian stretched framed and painted canvas. Used as a visual stimulation during scene changes, and to indicate that there was more to come (the end being indicated by the HOUSE TABS). There are believed to be only two operational today – an original one at Gaiety Theatre, Isle Of Man, and a 1996 reproduction at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Term now used to refer to any front cloth or tabs lowered during intervals. Especially pantomime / musicals.
Her Majesty’s Theatre
A passage through seating.
Circular or oval open-air theatre with a large raked seating area (often semi-circular) sloping down to the stage. Originates from ancient Rome where vast amphitheatres were built for spectator sports and games.
Section of the stage floor which projects towards or into the auditorium. In proscenium theatres, the part of the stage in front of the house tabs, or in front of the proscenium arch.
Form of stage where the audience are seated on at least two (normally three, or all four) sides of the whole acting area. See END ON, THRUST, IN THE ROUND.
The part of the theatre accommodating the audience during the performance. Sometimes known as the ‘house’. From the Latin Audio – ‘I hear’.
The part of the stage and theatre which is out of the sight of the audience. The service areas of the theatre.
(US) American term for the Circle – upper level in the auditorium.
Used when the Prompt Corner is Stage Right instead of the usual Stage Left. This may be for architectural reasons in a theatre with no wing space Stage Left, or may be because of the layout of set pieces which obscure a view from Stage Left, or because the band is on Stage Left and the Stage Manager can’t hear him/herself cueing !
A kind of flexible studio theatre where the audience and actors are in the same room, surrounded by black tabs (curtains). Doesn’t necessarily describe the audience layout, which can be easily reconfigured.
Part of the theatre front of house area where audience members can buy tickets. Most Box Offices are now computerised, and offer phone reservations. Some offer online (internet) bookings also.
A walkway, giving access to technical and service areas above the stage or auditorium, or linking fly-floors. See also CATWALK.
An elevator which raises and lowers sections of the stage floor, usually by electrical or hydraulic means.
A narrow concealed slot along the front of the proscenium stage for clamping the downstage edge of a floorcloth. Becoming obsolete.
An access walkway to equipment. Unlike a BRIDGE, not necessarily across a void.
The balcony with tiered seating above the stalls. Also known as Dress Circle or Grand Circle. See also UPPER CIRCLE.
Room at the rear of the auditorium (in a proscenium theatre) where lighting and sometimes sound is operated from. Known in the US as the BOOTH. The stage manager calling the cues is very often at the side of the stage (traditionally stage left) but in some venues he/she may be in the control room also. The control room is usually soundproofed from the auditorium so that communications between operators cannot be heard by the audience. A large viewing window is obviously essential, as is a ‘show relay’ system so that the performance can be heard by the operators. Obviously if sound is being mixed, the operator should be able to hear the same as the audience, so some control rooms have sliding or removable windows, or a completely separate room for sound mixing. Where possible, the sound desk is moved into the auditorium so that the operator can hear the same as the audience.
Also known as the BOX.
Usually shortened to just ‘cyc’ (pronounced sike). The Cyclorama is a curved plain cloth or plastered wall filling the rear of the stage or TV studio. Often used as a ‘sky’ backing to a traditional set, or as the main backing for a dance piece etc. The term is often loosely applied to a blue skycloth, or any flattage at the rear of the stage. Although strictly a cyc should be curved, most cycs are flat with curved wraparound ends. A more effective backing can be obtained by hanging a sharkstooth gauze just in front of the plain white cyc which gives a hazy effect of distance.
From Greek Cyclos (circle) and Horama (view or vision).
See also BOUNCE, ISORA.
DEUS EX MACHINA
Latin for God in the Machine. A mechanical device used in Greek classical and medieval drama to lower an actor playing God from the flies above the stage to resolve the conflict in a play.
The mechanical crane that carried the DEUS EX MACHINA was known as MECHANE.
The term sometimes refers to a character which has a similar function in a more modern drama.
Rooms containing clothes rails and mirrors (often surrounded with lights) in which actors change into their costumes and apply make-up. Dressing Room doors have a list of the actors contained within. See also GREEN ROOM.
Traditional audience seating layout where the audience is looking at the stage from the same direction. This seating layout is that of a Proscenium Arch theatre. See also THRUST, IN THE ROUND, TRAVERSE.
High working platform at the side(s) of the stage from which the flying lines are handled. Often are also the site for socket panels for connecting flown lighting apparatus to dimmers, and also sometimes a lighting position. Known in the US as Fly Gallery.
FLY TOWER / FLYTOWER
Extension of the stage walls up to allow scenery to be flown up until it is out of sight of the audience, and to support the GRID. Known as the ‘flies’. The ideal fly tower should be more than twice the height of the pros. arch, and is said to have ‘full flying height’. The load on the grid is transferred to the ground via the walls of the theatre. Known in the US as the Fly Loft.
See FRONT OF HOUSE.
That part of the stage which projects from the proscenium into the auditorium. See Apron.
Part of the front of house area of the theatre into which the audience first arrive on entering the theatre. The foyer normally contains: Box Office, Toilets, Entrance to auditorium, Bar, Concession / merchandising stand.
FRONT OF HOUSE (FOH)
1) Every part of the theatre in front of the proscenium arch. Includes foyer areas open to the general public.
2) All lanterns which are on the audience side of the proscenium and are focussed towards the stage.
The backstage areas of the theatre are known as Rear of House (ROH).
Colloquial term for the Upper Circle of the auditorium.
(US) The main house tabs in a venue. Normally a variation of blue or red in colour, although a more neutral grey is often better for scenes played in front of it, or for taking colours and gobos as tab warmers.
(obsolete term) The part of the stage visible to the audience.
Room close to the stage (i.e. the green) for the actors to meet and relax. See the link below for some possible derivations of the term.
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1) The support structure close to the top of the fly tower on which the pulleys of the flying system are supported. Constructed from metal or wooden beams.
2) Arrangement of scaffolding from which lanterns are hung in a performance space with no flying facilities. Grid is short for GRIDIRON.
1) The audience (eg ‘How big is the house tonight ?’)
2) The auditorium (eg ‘The house is now open, please do not cross the stage’)
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IN THE ROUND
Theatre in the Round is a form of audience seating layout where the acting area is enclosed on all sides by seating. There are often a number of entrances through the seating. Special consideration needs to be given to onstage furniture and scenery as audience sightlines can easily be blocked.
Stage managers and directors often use the idea of a clock face to describe actor positions on stage (e.g. the aisle nearest the technical point is described as the 12 O’clock position, with other aisles described as 3, 6 and 9 O’clock.)
See also THRUST, END ON, TRAVERSE.
See SAFETY CURTAIN.
The orchestra pit and/or sections of the stage may be mounted on lifts to make moving of heavy items (e.g. piano etc.) easier. Sometimes the forestage doubles as the orchestra pit by use of a lift.
(esp.US) Seating area in traditional proscenium arch venues. Exact location varies according to the venue, but is usually a ‘box’ position at the dress circle level. (From the French Logè)
Opposite Prompt side of the stage. Stage Right. (ie Actors right when facing audience).
1) European terminology meaning Opera House – lavishly decorated proscenium theatre with orchestra pit. See TOSCA.
2) Musical form. Highly dramatic and stylised form where the text is completely sung.
1) In Greek Theatres, the central performance area used by the Chorus or for dancing.
2) Refers to the main seating area of the auditorium at floor level.
3) Colloquially known as ‘the band’ the musicians who perform from the orchestra PIT.
Large vertical wooden frame from which cloths are hung for painting. The frame is often winchable for easy access.
A fire-resisting door in the wall of the proscenium arch which is the only correct access between the auditorium and the stage.
A walkway leading beyond the proscenium arch around the audience side of the orchestra pit. Enables actors to get very close to the audience, and often used in musical theatre or cabaret performances. There are problems with sound reinforcement (feedback is much more likely due to being closer to the front of speakers) and video relays are often used as the conductor is no longer visible.
PASSERELLE means Footbridge or gangway in French.
Lighting positions (often on platforms) at each side of the stage, immediately behind the proscenium.
Some theatres use the term for vertical boom positions in front of the proscenium in the house.
The area housing the orchestra. Originally, a lower section between the front of the stage and the audience, although now describes any area around the stage housing the musicians.
See SETTING LINE.
Area, traditionally on the stage left side of the stage, from which the stage manager (or DSM) controls (‘prompts’) the performance, from the prompt desk.
PROMPT SIDE (PS)
Usually stage left side of the stage, containing the prompt corner.
Short for Proscenium Arch.
The opening in the wall which stands between stage and auditorium in some theatres; the picture frame through which the audience sees the play. The ‘fourth wall’. Often shortened to Proscenium or Pros Arch.
In some older theatres, the Proscenium Arch is ornate and painted to contrast with the surrounding walls, to really make it stand out. Nothing outside the Proscenium Arch was part of the show.
However, as there are many different audience layouts now, many theatres (particularly multi-purpose studio theatres) have no Proscenium Arch at all, or it may not be decorated as such.
See END ON.
See Raked Stage.
Audience seating area which is sloped, with it’s lowest part nearest the stage.
A sloping stage which is raised at the back (upstage) end. All theatres used to be built with raked stages as a matter of course. Today, the stage is often left flat and the auditorium is raked to improve the view of the stage from all seats. A rake is expressed as a ratio (eg a 1:25 rake rises by 1cm vertically over 25cm horizontally). See also Anti-Rake.
REAR OF HOUSE (ROH)
The backstage and storage areas of the theatre. See also FOH (Front of House).
ROH (Rear of House)
The backstage areas of the theatre. See also FOH (Front of House).
A fireproof curtain that can be dropped downstage of the tabs to separate the audience from the stage in the event of fire. A Safety Curtain is required by most UK licensing authorities for theatres of traditional design. The regulations also require that it is raised and lowered at least once in view of each audience (usually during the interval). Usually made from sheet metal and electrically operated, these curtains were originally of iron construction faced with asbestos and lowered using a hydraulic damping system. Colloquially known as the ‘iron’. Also known as FIRE CURTAIN. See also DRENCHER.
High-ceilinged storage area adjacent to the stage, sometimes used for building and storing flats and other scenery.
(US) Section of the theatre where scenery is constructed. Often shortened to ‘Shop’.
Imaginary line running across the width of the stage, in line with the proscenium arch, which is marked on the groundplan and is used as a reference when planning furniture layouts etc. Usually the furthest downstage anything can be set without fouling the house tabs.
Known in some theatres as the PLASTER LINE – this refers to the upstage edge of the proscenium wall.
See also CENTRE LINE.
Short for SCENE SHOP.
SKÒNÒ / SKENE
Greek word (pronounced skay-nay) referring to the area at the rear of the acting area in an ancient performance space. The skˆnˆ was originally a building or tent, but was sometimes painted onto scenery.
A vertical steel channel on the upstage edges of the poscenium arch in which the edges of the fire curtain travel.
The part of the theatre on which performances happen, adjacent to the auditorium. See also ARENA, END ON, THRUST, IN THE ROUND.
The backstage entrance to the theatre. Performers and technicians enter here. Large theatres normally have a stage door keeper, who takes messages for performers and acts as a security guard for the entrance. There’s normally a separate phone line to the stage door, and calls can sometimes be put through to dressing room phones. Some venues operate a signing-in system, and the stage door noticeboard is an important reference point for information about local accommodation, union membership and rules particular to that theatre.
STAND-BY / STANDBY
1) A warning given to technical staff by stage management that a cue is imminent. The member of the stage management team calling the cues will say ‘Standby Sound Cue 12’. Technicians acknowledge by saying ‘Sound Standing By’.
In the US, the word ‘Warning’ replaces ‘Stand-by’.
2) A member of the cast of a musical or play who understudies one (sometimes more) of the principal roles but is NOT also in the chorus. A standby often won’t even be required to be at the venue at each performance unless he/she is called in to perform in the role for which he/she is an understudy.
See also ALTERNATE, SWING, UNDERSTUDY.
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Form of stage which projects into the auditorium so that the audience are seated on at least two sides of the extended piece. See also END ON, IN THE ROUND.
Long channel down which a cannonball is rolled to give a realistic thunder rumble effect. Built into the roof of some older theatres, but mostly now unused (for safety reasons).
Trans-Opera Security and Care Association. European organisation (since 1997) created to safeguard the architectural heritage of opera houses and the form of opera.
Form of staging where the audience is on either side of the acting area.
See also IN THE ROUND, END ON, THRUST.
Highest balcony in the auditorium. Also known as the GODS. Normally has a very steep view down to the stage, and highly raked seating.
United States Institute of Theatre Technology.