Stage

Stage, fly tower and upper boxes.

The stage area is arranged on two levels: the upper level, with the stage itself and the upper annexe areas or boxes, and the lower level, located at 24 metres below stage level. The three upper boxes, right, left and back, are used to unload, assemble and store the productions. This pattern is repeated at the lower level (-16 m).

The stage is the largest unit in the whole of the Theatre and the nucleus about which the whole organisation turns. It is the heart of a great fly tower, rising to 38 metres above stage level and going down 20 metres below it. The stage is equipped so that two or three different productions can be programmed at the same time, using the boxes or annexe areas, which can hold different stage settings already assembled, and the machinery to move them. It is 19 m wide and 17 m in depth.