Manners Do Matter: Even At The Theatre!Jules Hirst
Recently in the news we heard about an audience member who’s cell phone rang during a sold-out performance of A Steady Rain starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig. Do manners matter?
To avoid being the next News Headline here are few things to remember:
- Do not arrive Late or Leave Early …it is unfair to the artist and the audience.
- Do not talk during the performance…whether it be film or live
- Do not rustle the program
- Make sure cell phones are on vibrate or off
- Do not wear alarm watches…at the very least make sure the alarm is not set to go off during the performance.
- If there is an usher he/she takes the ticket stubs and leads the way.Â He/she then returns the stubs and hands them back sometimes also provides you with a program. The women enters the row first…yes, it is still proper for the man to sit “aisle-side”
- If there is no usher, the woman enters the seating aisle first.
Remember going to the theatre performance is meant to be joyful experience.
Jules Hirst is a sought after speaker and a recognized etiquette coach based in California. She conducts lectures, workshops, seminars and webinars in business and social etiquette. Jules is also co-author of Power of Civility where she shares strategies and tools for building an exceptional professional image.
Jules can be reached at:Â www.forajulproductions.com or 310–425-3160