In TheaterIn a proscenium theater, center stage is the most prominent of the staging position, it is as the name suggests the very center of stage, positioned between the left and right stage sections of the stage. In general terms it consists of the entire center strip of the stage including the downstage and upstage portions of the center stage strip. In specific terms it consists of the just the square section between the upstage and downstage sections of the strip. This prominent position is oftentimes the focal point for all attention of the current performance and thus the most important aspects of the performance tend to occur there, Mostly the center stage lies far back from the apron section of the stage but in some theaters this isn't the case and the center stage may actually be in close proximity. Even when stage platforms are in place, the stage direction still can be used, in fact center stage is the best spot to place a platform for maximum effectiveness.
The Center Stage Theater
The Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, Georgia is a 1100 seat venue that represents itself as “an icon in the Atlanta Music and Performing Arts Community.” The Theater has hosted such big names as Bright Eyes, Backstreet Boys, and Air.  The stage is 32x20 feet with 20 foot, 9 inch stage to grid height as well as fairly large left and right wings. The theater also has a Midas Heritage 2000 Front of House 38 channel sound board and a Avolites Pearl lighting board. It also maintains a fairly remarkable lighting and sounds system besides the boards.