One important part about going to the theatre is following the rules. There are people who just seem to break them. Today I will write a list of important theatre rules.
Turn the ringer off your phone or just turn them off- last year when I saw Les Mis, I heard someone’s phone ring and that can take something off of the experience
Don’t talk- this happened last year as well. I was watching Rent and the couple next to my mom, dad, and me were whisper talking the entire time and I could hear them. The only approbate times to talk is the time you have before the show begins, during intermission, and at the end of the show.
Arrive early- this allows you to have time to find your seat or buy souvenirs. If you arrive late, you could miss part of the performance, but there usually are times in the show where you can enter, but walking in front of people distracts their view.
Dress nicely- I know this sounds odd. But dressing up to go to the theatre gives respect to the actors. Acting is much harder than it likes, which is something I learned through the theatre classes I took at school. Plus, the people who work backstage do a lot of work to get the actors ready and are in charge of quick changes and take care of the staging such as lights, makeup, choreography and so on. Going to the theatre is special. I know it is okay if you don’t, but still a nice thing to do.
The rules I hate the most being broken is hearing a phone go off, talking during the musical and arriving late.