green room


Media Studies

  • noun a room where actors or guests on a television show can rest backstage


  • A backstage room in a London theater set aside for use by thecast and stage crew. The term was introduced in the late 17th century.Large theaters had several such rooms for relaxation, conversation,and the reception of visitors before and after a performance. Suchareas were traditionally painted green, though it is also possiblethat the phrase was a corruption of the name 'scene (i.e. scenery) room'.The Drury Lane theater and several other theaters still have a greenroom.

    The Green Room Club is a social club founded in 1886 by members of the Junior Garrick Club. Its members, who have mostly been actors and actresses, met in the vaults under the Adelphidevelopment from the 1950s until 2000.