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The half fly is the area in a theatre, normally on the opposite side from the fly gallery, but at the same level. Depending on the theatre, there might be fly ropes tied off on the fly gallery, or not. Larger theatres may not have a half fly - there may be two fly galleries instead.

If there aren't any fly ropes tied off on the half fly, then it can be used for a vantage point for anyone who needs to be able to see a certain point on the stage. Sometimes, due to sight lines, it may be impossible to see an area on the stage that you need to be able to see. For example if you are firing pyros, you need to be able to see a large area of the stage around where the pyro is situated (oh yeah, and when firing pyros, don't forget to put the key in before getting your cue - you know who you are!)


If you're after any other theatre tech information, then do take a look at 'Everything you ever wanted to know about theatre tech, but were afraid to ask'

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