Learn The Parts Of A Stage With This Fun Visual Guide!
If you’re looking for a visual way to see the parts of a stage (specifically, a standard proscenium stage) then look no further.
We’ve put together a fun infographic for you to get a quick visual understanding of the various areas of a stage and how everything is laid out. If you’re specifically looking for theatre seating diagrams, we also have an article of 21 templates that you can download for education and inspiration.
And if it’s auditorium or theatre seating that you’re looking for, take a look at our seating and processes. We’ve got years of experience and would be happy to help answer any questions we can, so reach out anytime.
An Infographic Of Parts Of A Stage…
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Parts of a Stage – An infographic by the team at Theatre Solutions Inc.
Need more description? Here’s a breakdown:
Here’s a quick breakdown on each section shown in the above infographic.
- Cross Over – this area is used by stage hands, technicians, and performers to travel from “stage left” to “stage right”, while remaining out of the audience’s sight.
- Upstage – the area that is furthest away from the audience.
- Acting Area – as you might expect, this is the location that is used for acting (it’s also where much of the set is placed).
- Downstage – the section of the stage closest to the audience.
- Stage Left – this is the area to the performer’s left (the audience’s right).
- Stage Right – the area to the performer’s right (the audience’s left).
- Off Right and Off Left – the areas on the performers’ right and left that are out of sight of the audience. These often serve as exit points for the performers when they need need to leave the scene or get off the stage.
- The Apron – lies just in front of the proscenium arch.
- The House (Left and Right) – the area where the audience sits to view the performance. Left and right designate which side of the theatre they are watching the performance from.
If you need more information on the various parts of a theatre, take a look at this article. Next up, we’ll show you an example of a proscenium stage layout.
A proscenium layout:
Here’s an example of a proscenium stage and seating layout.
In this specific example, the theatre has 225 seats and a stage elevation of 1′ 7″. You can also take a look at this short article on the proscenium and thrust stage.
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