Lower stage

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The lower stage is used in the theater to accommodate the lower machinery. These include, for example: lifting platforms , turntables , cylinder turntables and lowering devices .

Through openings in the stage floor, people can step on and off the lower stage or decorative parts can be sunk or emerge.

There are theaters without a lower stage, mostly lower stages are approx. 3 meters deep, in large opera houses entire stage sets can be lowered up to 11 meters.

See also: Upper stage


Bruno Grösel: Stage technology: mechanical equipment . Oldenburg, Munich 2007, ISBN 3-7029-0555-3 ( limited preview in the Google book search).