Is Live Entertainment Etiquette Evolving?

Theater etiquette is making headlines. We at Goldstar offered insight on some of the biggest live entertainment etiquette questions, surveying more than 1,000 members as well as theater experts. You can read the results here.

Cygnet's next social-media night is Oct. 1 for “Hay Fever.”

Cygnet’s next social-media night is Oct. 1 for “Hay Fever.”

James Hebert at The San Diego Union-Tribune covers a “string of well-publicized incidents lately (mostly on Broadway) involving playgoers doing some not-so-smart things with their smartphones” in “Who makes the call on theater etiquette?” He also points out that while theater needs to attract younger audiences, it also needs to educate newer playgoers or accommodate their differing ideas on how culture should be consumed.

One theater that’s tackling this issue nicely is San Diego’s Cygnet Theatre in Old Town. Cygnet has designated a social-media night during each production, and it’s not just the audience that tweets, but cast members, too.

Have you tried to engage your audiences with “tweet seats” or other social media programs? Tell us on Twitter or Facebook.

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