Theatre and Arts vocabulary

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Basic vocabulary needed to describe the interior and exterior of a theatre


Place where the actors perform


a break between acts

box office

where you buy your tickets

make up

actors wear it so that you can see their face better


the floor of the theatre where the audience sit


the best place to meet before the performance


the furniture, walls and other things that represent the place where action is happening


rises at the beginning of the performance


clothes the actors wear


umbrellas, swords, guns and everything else actors use on the stage

leading lady

the actress who has the most important part


at the end of the performance the audience...


a decorative, sometimes ornate, light fixture suspended from a ceiling, usually having branched supports for a number of lights


a figure or shape usually made from wood, stone, metal, or clay


an imprinted drawing or design


art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass


a painting that is applied to a wall surface

still life

picture that has a group of objects that are arranged for the artist to look at and draw or paint. ( basket of fruit, vase of flowers...)


a heavy textile with a woven design


a painting of a person's face


the person who leads a musical group


a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players


an upper tier of seats projecting from the rear over the main floor in of the house; some theatres have more than one


a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area


a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person


Rock useful for monuments and statues


made from or covered with gold

red carpet

a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on

upper balcony

rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats


softened by the addition of cushions or padding


someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech

stage hands

someone who helps to arrrange the set and moves scenery and props


a woman whose job is to lead people to their seats in a theatre or cinema

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