The Chuck E. Live Stage is a test stage being used at ten locations: Plano, Texas, Jacksonville, Florida, and Arlington Heights, Illinois, Flushing, New York, and Bronx "Exterior", New York. Four San Antonio, Texas and one Kansas City, Missouri restaurants also have a newer version of the stage as of August 9, 2017 as part of their new prototype format.
The Plano, Texas stage is the stage used in the Chuck E. Cheese Live dance videos, replacing a Studio C Alpha.
Arlington Heights got its stage installed in their new location which opened in December 18, 2015, replacing the previous location with a Studio C.
The most noticeable attribute to this stage, is that it doesn't feature any animatronics. Instead, an employee in a mascot costume provides all performances.
Another feature that makes this format unique is that this stage is located in the center of the dining room instead of the back like all the other stages.
On the floor is a dance mat with flashing lights and a red frame where the walkaround Chuck E. Cheese performs during the live shows. Above is a fixture consisting of a sign stating "Chuck E. Live!" on the front and "Happy Birthday!!" on the back, six video monitors that play the videos, one "Circle of Light" on either side of the display as well as a digital LCD countdown clock on the front that counts down the time remaining for the next show. The color changing Chuck E. Cheese silhouettes from the Circles of Light stage are also on the walls on the sides and back of the dining area.
At the San Antonio, TX and Kansas City, MO prototype locations, the stage consists of the six video monitors, but the clock and circles of light on the overhead are absent, the stage's overhang also consists of gold stars stating "You're A Star" as well as "Chuck E. Live" on it. The dance floor now has a purple frame and the back wall now has color silhouettes of the characters as well as monitors on each panel. The layout of the area is also made much more colorful.
This stage was referred to as the "Party Zone" stage while in development.