A play must have a performance space this space is called a stage, or area where the players and a separate area where the audience watches A performance space can be any area designated for acting that is set apart from the audience. The most common stage in educational theater is the proscenium stage. A proscenium stage is usually raised pictures – frame stage, or a box stage. A proscenium arch or a frame, surround is the opening of the stage much like a giant three-sided picture frame. A grand drape, or curtain, hangs across the imaginary proscenium line and can be opened to reveal the picture or scene to the audience. Entrances onto the stage are made by the actors from offstage spaces to the right and left of the acting area called wings. An actor making an entrance from the wings is hidden from the audience view by curtains or scenery. Often in front of the grand drape is a portion of the stage extending past the proscenium arch towards the audience. This part of the stage is called the apron. Scenes are sometimes played on the apron with the grand closed, often while scenery is being changed behind the curtain. The arena stage is a stage constructed so that the audience can sit on all sides of the production. Often this stage is lower than the audience / staging of this type is also known as “central staging” or “theater in the round.” Another type of stage extends or projects into the seating area of the audience. This type of stage is called thrust stage. The audience sits on three sides of the stage. The thrust stage has qualities of both the proscenium stage and the arena stage. It is good to know what kind of stage you will be presenting ion, your drama script term paper. This will enable you to train your actors or help you as an actor to know how to enter, exist and which part of the stage should you concentrate.