Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

A stage is a place where dreams come to life.

It is the place where music, plays, ceremonies and dance are enacted for an audience and where performers are able to achieve fame and influence. As such, being on stage in a dream reflects the dreamer's comfort level with being seen and his or her social expectations.

In this dream you may have

  • Performed on stage for a large audience.
  • Performed on stage for a small audience.
  • Been a stagehand for a band or a stage manager.
  • Been a famous singer, dancer or other performer.
  • Been a struggling performer.
  • Appeared on stage in your underwear.
  • Frozen on stage and were unable to perform.
  • Watched yourself perform on stage.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • Wild applause follows your performance.
  • Asked for an encore.
  • Famous.
  • Watch yourself perform.

Detailed dream meaning

To dream of being on stage signifies a desire to be noticed and appreciated for your talents. Dreaming of performing on stage for a large audience suggests that you have a wide circle of social contacts. If your performance is well-received by the audience it implies that you feel accepted and liked by those who know you; however, you may feel as though they only see a superficial part of you. If your performance is poorly received by the audience it implies that you are uncomfortable in social settings and worry that you might be rejected by those around you. Dreaming of performing for a small, more intimate audience references your feelings about your inner circle of family and friends. Again, if your performance is well received you feel supported and appreciated by those who are most important to you; if it is poorly received, you feel spurned and rejected. You may feel as though you have to work hard to be entertaining in order for your loved ones to accept you.

To dream of influencing the stage but not appearing upon it signifies that you have difficulty displaying your talents at work because you are afraid of attracting too much attention. Dreaming of being a stagehand or a set designer implies you are working hard and someone else is earning glory based on the foundation that you have built. Dreaming of being a stage manager indicates that you prefer to work behind the scenes to accomplish your goals. This may indicate that you attempt to influence others covertly through manipulation. On the other hand, it may mean that you lack the confidence and self-assurance to be direct in your communication with others.

To dream of being a struggling performer signifies that there is some dissonance between the person you portray yourself as and your inner self. You may feel as though your social interactions with others require you to violate your values and principles and you are struggling to maintain your integrity while pleasing others. Dreaming of being a successful performer implies that you enjoy being at the center of attention and your charm is well-received by others. If being a successful performer leads to having your privacy invaded by paparazzi or if it leads to having your safety compromised by stalkers, then this indicates that your behavior is attracting the wrong kind of attention.

Dreaming of some sort of embarrassment on stage implies you are anxious about a performance review or evaluation of some kind. You are worried that if you are put on the spot, you will fail. Dreaming of being in your underwear on stage signifies that you fear that your inadequacies will be exposed to the public. Dreaming of being frozen on stage implies that you feel impotent and unable to perform when exposing yourself to the critical eye of your peers.

To dream you are watching yourself perform on stage indicates that you are conscious of how your social persona affects others. You are able to step back and review your behavior rationally.

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life

  • Giving a speech.
  • Taking a test.
  • Hosting a party.
  • Flirting.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of being on stage

Disregard. Support. Conflict. Rejection. Elation. Rebuff. Embrace. Acceptance. Pride. Delight. Egotism. Humility. Superficiality. Shallowness. Bright. Fascinated. Loved. Adored. Appreciated. Skilled. Talented.

By Florance Saul
Oct 16, 2012