Flying term for up. In is down – which prevents confusion with Up and Down Stage.

Tags: Stage

Opposite Prompt (OP)

Abbrev. to OP. The right hand side of the stage as viewed by the cast. Also called Stage Right, Camera Left.

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1) Inside the acting area. 2) Towards the centre line.

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Backstage area outside the performance area.

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Pit (Orchestra Pit)

The area below the front of the stage. May be used to house the orchestra. Also called the Orchestra Pit.


Tags: Stage, Theatre


Rigging a spotlight standing above a lighting bar rather than suspending it below the bar.

Tags: Lighting