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Almost any warehouse or open space in any building can be transformed into a black box. The black box is also considered by many to be a place where more “pure” theater can be explored, with the most human and least technical elements being in focus. The black box is also considered by many to be a place where more “pure” theater can be explored, with the most human and least technical elements being in focus. The seating is typically composed of loose chairs on platforms, which can be easily moved or removed to allow the entire space to be adapted to the artistic elements of a production. Common floor plans include thrust stage, and arena.

The great thing about a black box space is that it can be anything anyone wishes to imagine. Other theater spaces can be changed, but their fundamental character remains the same. A black box theater is capable of endless new configurations, allowing people to exercise their creativity, which can be especially valuable in the case of experimental performances, where unusual arrangements of seating and stage may be needed.