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audience behaviour

@westendproducer If the people in the circle below you are spending more time looking at their phones than the stage, are you then allowed...

Mark Rylance has claimed noisy and disruptive audience members are the fault of actors not “telling the story well enough”. Rylance was giving a keynote...

A performance of Julie at the National Theatre was disrupted in its final moments after two audience members became embroiled in a fight. Another theatregoer,...

On a recent visit to see Once on This Island at New York’s Circle in the Square Theater, I experienced a new level of security check. The official...

Back in the day, a ‘pause’ in theatre was mostly known as Harold Pinter’s favourite stage direction. And the odds are that somebody would...

English National Opera has changed its food and drink policy following accusations of “elitism” against musical theatre audiences. An article published by The Stage, in...

I’ve heard some arbitrary reasons for policing audience behaviour before, but few as genuinely outrageous as English National Opera’s ban on externally purchased food...

English National Opera is banning musical theatre audiences from bringing food and drink into the London Coliseum because patrons have been “picnicking” and “replacing...

Here’s a question I ask myself from time to time: is there actually just one audience? Are the people with whom we share the...
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