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Words Used to Describe Theatre Sets

Here’s a list of over 400 words I have compiled to assist drama students and teachers in describing theatre sets realised on stage. I hope everyone finds this list helpful after their next visit to the theatre!

above-groundformidableprominent
absolutefreshprovocative
absorbingfullpsychedelic
abundantgalvanizingpublic
aerialgarishpunchy
aestheticgenerousquaint
airygloomyqueen-sized
all-embracinggloriousquiet
all-encompassinggoodrattling
alluringgood-lookingravishing
amazinggorgeousrealistic
amplegracefulreduced
amusinggrandrefined
angulargraphicreflective
animatedgreatrelevant
appropriategroovyremarkable
arousinghair-raisingresplendent
arrestinghallucinatoryrewarding
artisticheavenlyrich
astonishingheavyriotous
astoundingheftyriveting
asymmetricalhighromantic
attractivehotroomy
audacioushugerousing
awe-inspiringhypnotizingroutine
badidyllicroyal
balancedimaginativerugged
beautifulimmenserural
beguilingimpactingsatisfying
bewitchingimpressivesaturated
bigimprobablescrappy
blindingincrediblesensational
blisteringinexpensiveshadowy
boldingeniousshapely
bountifulinner-citysheer
breathtakinginspiringshocking
breathyinsufficientshoebox-sized
breezyintenseshowy
brightinterestingsignificant
brilliantintoxicatingsizeable
broadintriguingskinny
bumpyinventivesmall
burlyinvigoratingsmall-scale
calculatedirresistiblesmart
calculatingjaw droppingsmashing
calmingjoyoussnappy
captivatingjustifiablesorry-looking
catchylargespacious
celestiallarge-scalesparkling
charminglavishsparse
cheaplife-sizespecific
chunkylightspectacular
cinematiclimitingspellbinding
circularlinearspiffy
classylittlespine-tingling
claustrophobiclivelysplashy
closedlordlysplendid
coastalloudsplendourous
colourfullovelyspooky
commandinglowstagey
compactlusciousstaggering
complementarylushstartling
confoundinglushstereotypical
considerableluxuriantstimulating
controllingluxuriantstirring
coolmagneticstraight
corporatemagnificentstrange
countrymajesticstrapping
crampedmarvellousstriking
creativemassivestrong
curiousmeasuredstuffy
curvaceousmediocrestunning
curvymegastupendous
cutemesmerizingsturdy
darkmightystylised
dauntingmind-alteringstylistic
dazzlingmind-bendingsublime
deadmind-blowingsubstantial
deliciousmind-bogglingsuburban
delightfulminiaturesufficient
denseminutesuggestive
detailedmodestsuitable
diametricmonochromaticsumptuous
dimmonumentalsuper
diminutivenarrowsuperb
disastrousnaturalsuperficial
divinenaturalisticsurprising
domesticneatsurprising
dramaticnewsweeping
dreadfulniceswell
eclecticniftysymbolic
eerienightmarishsymmetrical
effectivenobletailored
elaboratenon-realistictall
electrifyingoddtantalizing
eloquentoldtedious-looking
elusiveopenterrible
eminentoperaticterrific
enchantingopulenttextured
endlessorderedtheatrical
energizingorderlythought-provoking
engagingordinarythoughtful
engrossingorientalthree-dimensional
enormousoriginalthrilling
enthrallingout of this worldtidy
entrancingoutlandishtiny
excellentoutstandingtowering
exceptionaloverbearingtremendous
excessiveovercrowdedtrim
excitingoversizedtwo-dimensional
exhilaratingoverweighttypical
exoticoverwhelmingunbelievable
expansivepainterlyunder-developed
expensivepanoramicunderground
exquisitepastoralundersized
extensivepeacefulunexpected
eye-catchingperfunctoryunforeseen
eye-openingphenomenaluniform
eye-poppingphotogenicunimaginable
fabulousphotographicunique
fairpicturesqueuntidy
fakepitifulunusual
familiarplacidvast
fancifulpleasantvivid
fancypleasingwaist-high
fantasticplenteousweird
far-reachingpoignantwelcome
fascinatingpoorwell-built
fatpotentwet
fearsomepowerfulwide
fieryprestigiouswild
filmicprettywonderful
fineprincelywondrous
flatprivatewooden
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Not sure of the meaning of a word on the list? Look it up in the dictionary.

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