fly floor


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Noun1.fly floor - a narrow raised platform at the side of a stage in a theater; stagehands can work the ropes controlling equipment in the flies
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
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A rare wooden fly floor used in theatrical productions will also benefit.
Open to all theatregoers, these free tours will offer a rare opportunity to see what happens backstage, including the dressing rooms, the fly floor and on stage.
AS a former stage manager at the Tyne Theatre, Newcastle, I know that April 8, 2012, is the 125th anniversary of the death of one Robert Saddler Crowther - otherwise known as 'Bob The Ghost' - who was a stage hand employed on the Carl Rosa opera 'Nordisa' and was killed by a cannon ball falling from the fly floor.