*The arena stage is also known as "theatre-in-the-round."
*The audience sits on all sides of the stage.
*Arena stages usually consist of a stage with equal sides (a circle, square, octagon, or hexagon) so that the audience is about the same distance from the center as the seat in the corresponding row on the other sides of the stage.
*Stage directions are often given as clock marks, compass points, or degrees.
Updated: April 18, 2017