A visit to the theater requires observance of certain rules of etiquette, adhering to which you will enjoy a pleasant evening without spoiling the impressions of the acting of others.
Consider your outfit for going to the theater, your toilet should be sophisticated and appropriate for the special theatrical atmosphere. Frank clothes, like sportswear or jeans, are unacceptable. The best option for a man would be a classic suit, and for a woman - an evening dress. Be sure to take off your headdress and outerwear; in winter it is appropriate to bring a change of shoes to the theater that will match your outfit.
"Accuracy - the politeness of kings". Never be late for the show. Also, try not to linger at the entrance to the hall if your seats are in the middle of the row. If you have to go to your place along the filled lane, remember that you need to walk with your face facing the audience. Before starting the show, do not forget to turn off your phone or put it in silent mode - the sound of a phone call or talking on the phone during the action is not permissible.
Show respect for the actors and your neighbors - do not talk during the performance, try to keep silence. Do not bring sweets in rustling wrappers, fizzy drinks or other foods into the hall. Wait for intermission and have a snack at the buffet. Leaving the hall during the performance is allowed only in exceptional cases, or if you suddenly feel unwell. Try to do this as quietly and inconspicuously as possible. During the intermission, you can chat with friends you met at the theater, go to the buffet or stroll around the foyer, and get acquainted with the biographies of the actors of this theater.
It is not customary in the theater to loudly clap, whistle and stamp your feet. Applause is appropriate only at certain moments - after the end of the act, especially successful scenes and, of course, at the end of the performance, when you can express the pleasure of the actors' performance with prolonged ovations and exclamations “Bravo!”. You can also present your favorite actor with a bouquet of flowers.
Wait until the actors finally leave the stage - it is disrespectful to leave the hall during the last bow or immediately after the end of the performance. Be polite, and a visit to the theater will turn into a real feast for the soul.