bumping in/bumping out

Bumping in

At the beginning of a performance season, Bumping in refers to moving everything in to a performance space to set up for a production.

Bumping out

At the end of a production (or its relocation to a new venue in the case of a touring show) everything related to that production is cleared out of the theatre. Bumping out could also involve moving everything into trucks or containers to be transported to the next venue or storage space.