Theater Etiquette

It is important to uphold the proper decorum when attending a theater production. Please note our theater etiquette to ensure that you and other audience members are able to enjoy the performance.

  • Please arrive early for the performance. Patrons who arrive late may be held outside of the theater until they can be seated without disturbing other patrons. We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before show time to be seated before the performance starts. Please stay with your group or family, and wait for an usher to help you locate your seat. This ensures everyone is in the right place. 
  • Please attempt to refrain from leaving your seat during the performance. Use the restroom and visit the bar before the performance begins. If you need assistance during the show, please see the nearest usher. If additional assistance is needed, an usher will locate the appropriate person.
  • Please remain in your assigned seat throughout the show. 
  • Please turn off all cell phones and electronic devices. We respectfully ask guests to refrain from texting or using a cell phone during a performance. The light and noise form these devices can be distracting for the performers and other guests in the audience. While we encourage you to share your experiences with us on social media, please wait until intermission or after the show to share.
  • Please refrain from talking, humming, or singing during the show out of consideration of other patrons.
  • The use of recording devices and photography is strictly prohibited unless otherwise stated. 
  • Please save snacks for intermission and please enjoy them in our lobby spaces. Drinks may be brought inside if in a Grand Opera House Tumbler. We also allow bottled water purchased at the theater. No outside food or drinks allowed.