Theatre Terms

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Term Definition Cross Reference Link
DOCK A place (often a raised platform) for the loading or unloading of materials. Loading Dock/Scene Dock
LOADING DOCK Access into the theatre for scenery and other equipment. Also called a Loading Bay. Dock
SCENE DOCK High-ceilinged storage area adjacent to the stage, sometimes used for building and storing flats and other scenery. Dock
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