"Open stage" redirects here. For the theatre, see the open stage
. The Open Stage is one of three theatres at the University of Melbourne.
A production of Godspell performed on a 3/4 thust stage
In theater, a thrust stage (also known as a platform stage or open stage ) is one that extends into the audience on three sides and is connected to the backstage area by its up stage end. Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is the branch of the Performing arts defined by Bernard Beckerman as what "occurs when one In Theatre, the stage (sometimes referred to as the deck in Stagecraft) is a designated space for the Performance of theatrical productions A thrust has the advantage of greater intimacy between audience and performer than a proscenium, while retaining the utility of a backstage area. Proscenium theatre is a Theatre space whose primary feature is a large Archway (the proscenium arch) at or near the front of the stage, through Entrances onto a thrust are most readily made from backstage, although some theatres provide for performers to enter through the audience using vomitory entrances. vomitorium (plural vomitoria is a passage situated below or behind a tier of seats in an amphitheatre through which crowds can "spew out" at the end of a performance An arena, exposed on all sides to the audience, is without a backstage and relies entirely on entrances in the auditorium or from under the stage. Theatre-in-the-round or arena theatre is any Theatre space in which the audience surrounds the stage area An auditorium (plural auditoriums, or less commonly auditoria) is the area within a theatre, Concert hall, or other performance space where the
As with an arena, the audience in a thrust stage theatre may view the stage from three or more sides. If a performance employs the fourth wall, that imaginary wall must be maintained on multiple sides. The fourth wall is the imaginary wall at the front of the stage in a Proscenium Theater, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play Because the audience can view the performance from a variety of perspectives, it is usual for the blocking, props and scenery to receive thorough consideration to ensure that no perspective is blocked from view. Blocking is a Theatre term which refers to the precise movement and positioning of Actors on a stage in order to facilitate the Performance of A theatrical property, commonly referred to as a prop, is any object held or used on stage by an Actor for use in furthering the plot or story line of a Theatrical A high backed chair, for instance, when placed stage right, could create a blind spot in the stage left action. In Theatre, the stage (sometimes referred to as the deck in Stagecraft) is a designated space for the Performance of theatrical productions In Theatre, the stage (sometimes referred to as the deck in Stagecraft) is a designated space for the Performance of theatrical productions
Thrust stage theatres
- The Playhouse at the Overture Center for the arts in Madison,Wisconsin
- American Players Theatre in Spring Green,Wisconsin
- The "Festival Theatre" at the Atlantic Theatre Festival in Wolfville, Nova Scotia
- The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis
- The John W. Madison is the capital of the US state of Wisconsin and the County seat of Dane County. Wisconsin ( or wɪˈskɑnsɨn (French Ouisconsin) is one of the fifty United States of America, located in the north central part of the United States American Players Theatre (APT is a classical theater located in Spring Green, Wisconsin, about forty miles west of Madison. Spring Green is a village in Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States. Wisconsin ( or wɪˈskɑnsɨn (French Ouisconsin) is one of the fifty United States of America, located in the north central part of the United States The Atlantic Theatre Festival (ATF is a professional theatre company located in Wolfville Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia (ˌnəʊvəˈskəʊʃə ( Latin for New Scotland; Alba Nuadh Nouvelle-Écosse is a Canadian province located on Canada 's The Guthrie Theater is a center for theater performance production education and professional training in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Huntington Theatre at Hartford Stage in Hartford, CT
- The Ethel M. Barber Theater at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois
- The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, California
- The Studio-théâtre at Place des Arts, Montreal, Quebec
- The Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
- The Festival Theatre at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario
- The Gateway Theatre in Chicago
- The Circle in the Square theatre on Broadway in New York City
- The Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, New York. Hartford Stage, located in Hartford CT, is one of the leading resident theatres in the nation known internationally for entertaining and enlightening audiences with a wide The Northwestern University Theatre and Interpretation Center exists as an operational and administration component of the Northwestern University School of Communication Evanston may refer to Evanston Illinois Evanston Indiana Evanston Ohio Evanston Wyoming The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. The Mark Taper Forum is a 739 seat Thrust stage at the Los Angeles Music Center built by Welton Becket and Associates Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Place des Arts is a major Performing arts centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk The Sandra Feinstien Gamm Theatre is a small theater in Pawtucket Rhode Island. Rhode Island ( officially named the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States The Stratford Shakespeare Festival (formerly known as the Stratford Festival of Canada is an annual celebration of Theatre running from April to November in the Canadian Stratford is a place name found in many English-speaking countries Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Gateway Theatre, now part of the Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center in the Jefferson Park community area of Chicago in Cook County Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The Circle in the Square Theatre is a legitimate Broadway theatre located at 235 West 50th Street in midtown Manhattan. Broadway, as the name implies is a wide avenue in New York City. The City of New York The Vivian Beaumont Theater is a theater in New York City in the United States.
- The La Nouba stage in Downtown Disney in Florida. La Nouba is a Cirque du Soleil show which like most Cirque du Soleil shows is a circus-like performance featuring acrobats gymnasts Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the
- The Alhambra Dinner Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida. The Alhambra Dinner Theatre in Jacksonville Florida is the oldest Dinner theater in Florida and second oldest in the United States
- The Mystère theater in the Treasure Island hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Treasure Island is an adventure Novel by author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "pirates and buried gold" Las Vegas ( Spanish: "The Meadows" is the most populous City in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally Nevada ( is a state located in the western region of the United States of America.
- The Octagon Stage at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, Alabama. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF is the seventh largest Shakespeare festival in the world Montgomery (məntˈgəmɜriː is the Capital, second most populous city and the 4th most populous metropolitan area in the Southern U Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America.
- All Cirque du Soleil touring show stages except for CORTEO and DELIRIUM. Cirque du Soleil (French for "Circus of the Sun" in English sɜrk duː soʊˈleɪ is an entertainment company
- The O'Reilly Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The O'Reilly Theater is a 650-seat theater building opened in 1999 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern
- The Questors Theatre, Ealing
- The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England
- The Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury, England
- The Globe Theatre in London, England. The Questors Theatre is a theatre venue located in the London Borough of Ealing, West London. The Crucible Theatre is a theatre built in 1971 and located in the city centre of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Sheffield ( is a city and Metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The University of Kent is a plate glass campus University in Kent, England. Canterbury ( ˈkæntəbɹ̩i is a City in eastern Kent in the South East region of England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The Globe Theatre was a Theatre in London associated with William Shakespeare. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland All other Elizabethan Theaters were also in the same style.
- Numerous Greek theater, such as the one in Epidaurus
- The Chichester Festival Theatre. The theatre of ancient Greece, or ancient Greek drama, is a theatrical Culture that flourished in ancient Greece between c Epidaurus (Ἐπίδαυρος Epidavros) was a small city ( Polis) in ancient Greece, at the Saronic Gulf. Chichester Festival Theatre, located in Chichester, England, was designed by Philip Powell and Hidalgo Moya, and opened by its founder Leslie Notable for the fact that the stage is hexagonal, and is surrounded by the audience on four sides.
- The Swan Theatre (Stratford). The Swan Theatre is a theatre belonging to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
Cirque du Soleil (French for "Circus of the Sun" in English sɜrk duː soʊˈleɪ is an entertainment company Treasure Island is an adventure Novel by author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "pirates and buried gold" Las Vegas ( Spanish: "The Meadows" is the most populous City in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally Nevada ( is a state located in the western region of the United States of America.
- ^ open stage - Britannica Online Encyclopedia
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