The Chuck E. Live Stage is the current stage produced for company-owned Chuck E. Cheese's locations. There are currently over 160 of these stages installed as part of the 2.0 remodel that multiple locations are receiving every year.
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 consisted of the six video monitors, but the clock and circles of light on the overhead were absent. The stage's overhang also consisted of gold stars stating "You're A Star" as well as "Chuck E. Live" on it. The dance floor had a purple frame and the back wall had color silhouettes of the characters as well as monitors on each panel. The layout of the area was also made much more colorful. Later versions of the stage removed the stars and included a more basic structure that is lighter on ceilings.
As of late 2021, locations receiving 2.0 have been getting a new version of the Live Stage. This new version does away with the six TVs above the dance pad and instead features one big TV built into the wall, with two flat-screen TVs far beside it.
This stage was referred to as the "Party Zone" stage while in development.
- Paducah, Kentucky has a 2018 Chuck E. Live Stage and has posters in the showroom that are unique to this location only. This location formerly housed a 3-Stage and was franchised at one point.
- Plano, Texas was the first ever Chuck E. Live Stage, installed in 2015. This location has been used to film various segments and live shows throughout the rockstar era. This location formerly housed a Studio C Alpha, which was sent to Dearborn, Michigan location to replace their 3-Stage in the same year.
- The Chuck E. Live Stage in The Bronx, (Exterior St) New York, is one of two Chuck E. Live stages to ever replace a Circles of Light stage (San Antonio Ingram Road being the other). This location has a 2016 Live Stage. This location formerly housed a Circles of Light with no animatronic.
- The Chuck E. Live Stage in Kapolei, Hawaii is in front of a Circles of Light stage with a 16 movement animatronic. This setup has also been used at an international location.
- The Chuck E. Live Stage in Tampa, Florida is a finalized 2019 version, but has a unique TV arrangement compared to other locations, with one TV on each end, and two TVs in the middle on each side. This location formerly housed a 2-Stage.
- The Chuck E. Live Stage in Brownsville, Texas has a 2019 finalized version, but has a unique TV setup compared to other locations. Instead of being in a circle like most locations with a 2019 version, Brownsville’s TV’s are setup with three on each side. This location formerly housed a Studio C Alpha/Beta Mix.
- The Chuck E. Live Stage in Arlington Heights, Illinois was the second location to get the stage in December 2015 after relocating from their old location that had Alpha.
- The Chuck E. Live Stage in Mobile, Alabama replaced their 3-stage in 2019. Mobile’s spare parts were sent to New Orleans, Louisiana in the same year.
- The Chuck E. Live Stage in Brandon, Florida replaced their 2-stage in 2021 and the first to install the 2.0 stage.
- The Chuck E, Live Stage in York, Pennsylvania replaced their old 3-Stage in Late 2018.
- The Chuck E. Live Stage in Salem, Oregon replaced their old Studio C Alpha. The Stage and the animatronic were discarded.
- The Chuck E. Live Stage in San Antonio, Texas (Ingram) received the 2.0 Stage around 2017 to replace their COL stage, The COL Stage was relocated to Wilmington, Delaware in the same year replacing their 3-Stage.
- The Chuck E. Live Stage in San Antonio, Texas (Stone Oak) received the prototype 2.0 Stage around 2016 and replaced their old Studio C Beta.
- The Chuck E, Live Stage in San Antonio, Texas (Military Rd.) replaced their old 2-Stage 1992 or 1993-2017.
Special 2.0 Stages
- The Brandon, Florida location was the first to receive the 2.0 Stage. They replaced their old 2-Stage in 2021.
- The West Alias, Wisconsin location was the second to receive the 2.0 Stage. They replaced their old 1-Stage in 2021.
- The location in Lewisville, Texas placed their stage at the side of the building during the remodel. They replaced their old Studio C Beta/Cappa in 2022.