Theater Etiquette For Dummies

December 16, 2014 7:02 PM

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It's that time of year: the time of year when millions of tourists descent upon New York City to celebrate the holidays. While there are an endless amount of sights to see while visiting New York, almost everyone coming to town this holiday season will want to take in a Broadway or Off-Broadway show. Whether they're a theater fan, want to see a big Hollywood star in a show or simply go to the theater to say they've seen a show while in town, this holiday season will inevitably see packed houses all around. However, there's been a certain wave of rude theatergoers that has hindered the experience for others. Before you act like a complete asshole at a Broadway show this holiday season, here are a few etiquette tips to keep in mind for your next theater outing.

Simple things we learned in kindergarten seem to be forgotten when grown adults attend theater. If there is a line outside of the theater, stand at the end of it and wait your turn to enter the theater. Chances are, the show won't start until everyone in the line has entered the theater so there's n...

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