A glossary of Stage Terms for students exploring design for Stage and Screen

A Flat is a basic unit of scenery made of canvas or light plywood stretched or fixed to a wooden frame and decorated appropriately for the set. Masking flats for the wings are often fire proof black felt stretched over a fire-proofed wooden frame or over a steel/aluminium frame. There are also Window Flats, Fireplace Flats and Door Flats.