Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term aerial theatre.

On aerial theatre’s official page, we define the term as “scripted or devised theatre that incorporates aerial work to heighten and further the narrative.” But now we want to know what the term aerial theatre means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us.

— Have you ever seen a production that you’d categorize as aerial theatre? What was it and how did you like it?

— Is there a show you’d love to see revived with aerial elements?

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Mark Blankenship, Theatre Dictionary editor

  • Jeanne-Noel Mahoney

    A few years ago I saw “The Garden of Earthly Delights” at (I think) the Minetta Lane Theater. It was great. The aerial parts, which occurred right over the heads of the audience, were very well done, quite thrilling, and connected seamlessly with the rest of the production.