Definition of backstage adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌbækˈsteɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌbækˈsteɪdʒ//
    In the theatre
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  1. 1in the part of a theatre where the actors and artists get ready and wait to perform After the show, we were allowed to go backstage to meet the cast. See related entries: In the theatre
  2. 2away from the attention of the public; in secret I'd like to know what really goes on backstage in government.

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