In the Audience
With the wide array of live shows available to everyone these days, it’s almost impossible to stick to one set of guidelines for those watching—a performance of “The Nutcracker” with the kids, for example, will definitely be a completely different experience from seeing your favorite 1980s band in concert with your high school friends. That said, the one constant audience trait that should remain no matter what type of show you decide to watch, is graciousness—being considerate of everybody else in the audience and being considerate of those on and off stage.
Before grabbing your tickets and heading off to the next concert, play, or performance, make sure to keep these easy to follow tips in mind and enjoy the show!
Keep silent, unless audience participation is called for.
Talk in hushed tones if you must, and instead of harshly “shushing” your noisy neighbor, gently tap him on the shoulder and motion for them to keep quiet instead of making a big to-do. If you catch one of your friends falling asleep and slipping into a snoring spell, wake him up so he doesn’t end up bothering the rest of the audience. If you’ve got chips, popcorn or a drink (assuming it’s a casual concert or something less formal than a play or a ballet), mind the noise all that foil and plastic wrapping makes!
Remove that baseball hat, lay off on the hairspray and the 1960s beehive hair, and make sure that you’re not obstructing anyone else’s view to the stage.
If you find yourself slipping into a stream of continuous coughing or sneezing, muffle it with a handkerchief or make your way out of your row and head to the rest room. As soon as you feel that tickle in your throat or your nose, head on out asap to keep things as quiet as possible.
Most performances issue a warning for the audience to keep their phones on silent or turn them off completely. Be aware that keeping your alerts off but leaving the vibrating alert on can still cause a ruckus. If you’re waiting for an important call, make sure to step out before taking it. Remember that even texting can be distracting as it leaves a light onscreen and can sometimes interfere with a show’s sound system.
If they say no flash photography, turn off the automatic flash on your camera. If they say no photography, save yourself the embarrassment of being cited by an usher and keep your camera in your bag.
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