We respectfully ask that you discuss theatre etiquette with your students prior to coming to the performance. By following standard theatre etiquette you will ensure you and your guests have an enjoyable experience at the theatre.
Coming and Going
Make sure you arrive with enough time, 20 minutes prior to the show beginning is always a good idea. Be aware that for many shows if you arrive late you will not be admitted until a scene change or not admitted at all.
Please do not leave your seat and plan to re-enter the auditorium during the performance, you may not be allowed back in!
Mobile Phones and Pagers
Please ensure these are turned off. If they do ring or beep in a performance it can be very embarrassing for you and distracting to cast and audience members. Please be aware that it is inappropriate to text message during any live performance.
Lolly wrappers and packets make a lot of noise. If you absolutely have to have lollies when attending a show, ensure that they are out of the packet and unwrapped.
Please show consideration for everyone else in the auditorium and resist the urge to talk during the performance. Save something to chat about during the intermission and after the show.
Photographs and Videos
Taking photographs and video during a performance is not permitted. Please be advised that it is also not permissible to take photographs of the set without the permission of the producer, Black Swan State Theatre Company.
Running Late for a Matinee Performance?
If your group are running late for a performance, please contact Black Swan State Theatre Company's main number on 6212 9300 during working hours, or contact the venue on 6212 9200 after 5pm.
Please contact the Perth Theatre Trust Groups Bookings on (08) 6212 9291 or firstname.lastname@example.org
General Education Queries
To find out more, please contact: Jessica Knight, Project Coordinator on (08) 6212 9313 or email JKnight@bsstc.com.au
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