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Structures for speeches and performances

stage

noun

the part of a theatre where the actors or musicians perform

platform

noun

a structure for people to stand on that has been built so that it is higher than the ground

platform

noun

a raised structure that speakers, performers etc stand on so that they can be seen by an audience

dais

noun

a platform in a room that you stand on to make a speech

podium

noun

a small raised area where someone stands to give a speech or conduct an orchestra

lectern

noun

a tall piece of furniture with a sloping surface where you put an open book or document when you are giving a speech

soapbox

noun

a box that someone stands on to make a speech in public

staging

noun

temporary structures for people to stand or sit on to watch something, usually made from wooden boards

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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