A Guide to Proper Theatre Etiquette for Kids
A theatre is not just a fine art, but it entails various collaborative forms whereby actors, actresses and live performers gather to present some true or imagined events to the audience. Theatre events are very nice, and therefore you are not needed to miss if you are in a position to attend them because they will be a lot to see and learn. When your children are of age, you should not leave them behind because you want them too to enjoy the experience but responsibly to suit your comfort at the theatre. Going with children is quite enjoyable because the tickets are not too high for them but they can put you at a risk of being kicked out for indiscipline cases, and you might have wasted the tickets. Therefore, you should know that sitting with kids in a theatre can be quite tricky and therefore you will need to keep a good eye on them. Therefore I will discuss some ways by which you can ensure the kids maintain good theatre etiquette until the events are over.
Firstly, you are supposed to arrive on time in the event, and this will mean that the children will be settled by the time everything starts. Even though they might get bored and start moving up and down, at least with some space for them, you can manage to pin them down and wait for the even to run. When you arrive late, you might never use the ticket because you cannot be allowed to be moving around the theatre anytime because you will be destructing the people’s concentration.
To avoid losing the ticket, you should inform the children strategically so that they do not disturb the operations and more so the audience, guests and performers. Since the child will have to move around, you should ensure that they step the aisle when people are not using to avoid causing inconveniences. When the children have some bags, ensure they are tucked under the seats, and therefore they will not block the paths.
It is normal for the children to play with their legs and so they might kick chairs and other stuff and this might cause noise that interferes with people’s attention. The moment you instill the basics of etiquette in the kid, then they will not do that again, and you will have a suitable stay in the theatre.
You are not supposed to get into the theatre with food materials so that the children can pay attention until the events are over. They can embarrass you a lot and therefore you should ensure they feed well before coming to the theatre.