Definition of thrust stage in US English:

thrust stage

noun

  • A stage that extends into the auditorium so that the audience is seated around three sides.

    • ‘There the far wall of the courtyard had been rebuilt, forming a thrust stage covered by a peaked wooden roof.’
    • ‘Blow off the dust, add a thrust stage and roll in bistro-style seating.’
    • ‘His neighbour settles into her amply cushioned seat, and then examines the coir matting under her toes, and the overhead ventilator pipes, the thrust stage for superior audience-actor interaction.’
    • ‘The thrust stage of the Dr. Betty Mitchell Theatre will be ringed with turf.’
    • ‘The Swan has a thrust stage suitable for simplified staging, which the show retained in its shift to London, although the Haymarket is one of London's wonderful old proscenium houses.’
    • ‘Currently the home of the Pittsburgh Public Theater, the space features a thrust stage.’
    • ‘Another podium hidden in the top stair raises up so the more prominent speakers can address the crowd from a thrust stage.’
    • ‘That's what's so great about being in the Maclab thrust stage: the audience feels like they're right there.’
    • ‘Being so close to the audience, we want to capitalize on the intimacy of the thrust stage, but it requires us to be clear, specific and grounded.’
    • ‘The opera house now features a thrust stage, a fly space, new rigging, and an orchestra pit for forty musicians.’
    • ‘The closeness of the audience to the thrust stage creates a claustrophobic environment - similar to the one described aboard the Batavia.’
    • ‘The thrust stage had many actors' backs to the audience at different moments.’
    • ‘It is the deep red of the empty thrust stage that greets the audience as they enter the Royal Shakespeare Company's mobile auditorium for this production of Coriolanus on tour.’

Pronunciation

thrust stage

/ˈTHrəst ˌstāj/