The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to stagecraft:
Stagecraft – technical aspect of theatrical, film, and video production. Stagecraft is distinct from the wider scope of scenography. Considered a technical rather than an artistic field, it relates primarily to the practical implementation of a designer's artistic vision.
Lighting design Lighting involves the process of determining the size, intensity, shape, and color of light for a given scene. Typical work includes hanging, focusing, procurement and maintenance of fixtures as well as some aspects of show control.
set construction Carpentry is the process of building scenery, which can include scenic painting and soft goods (drapes and stage curtains). Scenic carpentry also covers mechanics: the design, engineering and operation of Fly system scenery or flying of performers and mechanised scenic elements.
Theatrical property Props, which includes furnishings, set dressings, and all items large and small which cannot be classified as scenery, electrics or wardrobe. Some crossover may apply. Props handled by actors are known as hand props, and props which are kept in an actor's costume are known as personal props.