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theater [1]click to hear

Establishment built to present plays, shows, dance performances, concerts and so forth.
theater [1] trap batten catwalk borders flies stage-house orchestra pit iron curtain backdrop upstage below-stage stage stage curtain proscenium wings bar dressing room spotlights foyers house acoustic ceiling stairs control room

trap click to hear

Lift-up door through which an artist enters or exits the stage from below.

batten click to hear

Mobile light fixture attached to the flies.

catwalk click to hear

Platform for walking from one side of the stage-house to the other; it is used to install and move equipment.

borders click to hear

Horizontal strips of fabric lowered to hide the parts of the flies that are visible from the house.

flies click to hear

The upper part of the stage-house, equipped to hang and handle sets and lighting fixtures.

stage-house click to hear

Architectural space that contains the sets and in which the artists perform.

orchestra pit click to hear

Area where musicians are seated to accompany the actors onstage.

iron curtain click to hear

Metal curtain that can be lowered to separate the stage from the house in case of fire.

backdrop click to hear

Retractable vertical cloth forming the background of the stage.

upstage click to hear

Area at the back of the stage whose set is often made to suggest distant places.

below-stage click to hear

Area located beneath the stage.

stage click to hear

The area seen from the house where the artists perform.

stage curtain click to hear

Piece of fabric separating the stage from the house.

proscenium click to hear

Area located in front of the stage curtain.

wings click to hear

Area hidden from the audience; it is located on each side and behind the stage and sets.

bar click to hear

Area where alcoholic drinks are sold.

dressing room click to hear

Room that the artists use to change costumes, apply makeup and style their hair.

spotlights click to hear

Lighting device that projects a concentrated beam of high-intensity light.

foyers click to hear

Space used by the audience before the performance and at the intermission.

house click to hear

Part of the theater built for seating the public during a performance.

acoustic ceiling click to hear

Ceiling made of materials that help to project the sound into the house.

stairs click to hear

Structural component enabling movement between floors of a house or other structure.

control room click to hear

Room equipped to control sound, lighting and projection.