Theatre Terms

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Term Definition Cross Reference Link
BALCONY A seating area above the orchestra section of the auditorium. Sometimes a part of this area, particularly in front, is the location for equipment, hence the term "balcony lighting." Balcony
BALCONY FRONT The vertical front face of a balcony to which is fastened lighting equipment. Balcony
BALCONY STAGE In Elizabethan theatre, an area of the balcony used for a playing area. Balcony
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