Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term black box.

On black box’s official page, our friends at Soho Rep defined black box as “a small theatre that is infinitely changeable”.

But now we want to know what Scottish Play means to you. You can use the comments section to

— suggest additional definitions

— tell us about your experiences in a black box theatre, either as an audience member or as an artist

— link to other sites or videos that seem black box-appropriate

If you’d like to make a black box video of your own, then we’d love to hear from you! Just email us through our contact page. Tell us about yourself and why you want to make a video. We’ll be in touch ASAP and give you details on how to add your video to the Theatre Dictionary!


Mark Blankenship, Theatre Dictionary editor