Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term Thrust Stage.

On Thrust Stage’s official page, we collaborated with our friends at the Guthrie Theater to tell you that a it’s a performance space in which the stage extends well past the proscenium arch and into the auditorium so it is surrounded by the audience on three sides.

But now we want to know what the term Thrust Stage means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us.

— Can you name some famous thrust stage performance spaces in the world?

— Have you performed on a thrust stage yourself?

If you’d like to make a video of your own about the term Thrust Stage, 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