We have included some helpful hints for your visit to the Ferndale Repertory Theatre. Knowing Theatre Etiquette is a vital part of attending live performances — going to the theatre is a special occasion. If students are prepared properly, it will be an experience they will remember for years.
It is important to remember that the audience a vital part of a theatrical performance. Without the audience, there is no show. We respect our audiences and hope that they respect the theatre, its staff, actors and crew. Your contribution of laughter, applause and attention is part of the play. We have become accustomed to viewing our entertainment on a screen and what we do or say does not affect the performance. In the theatre, the actors can see and hear us and are sensitive to our responses. An invisible bond is formed between actors and audience, encouraging both to have a special time together.
FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS:
FOR OLDER STUDENTS (HIGH SCHOOL, JR HIGH)
If the students arrive as a group, the above suggestions apply. Please stress that we will not permit cell phones, cameras, or other electronics. And kindly add that there is no smoking anywhere in the theatre or within 30 feet of the entrance.