Theater Etiquette Conundrum: Stand for a Pass?

To gain a little clarity on some of the biggest live entertainment etiquette questions and concerns, Goldstar surveyed more than 1,000 members as well as theater experts. We’ll share the insights from this survey in a series of posts (see previous posts herehere and here).

Today’s conundrum: Should you stand up when someone is trying to scoot past you? 

Most people agree that it’s polite to stand up, but there are a few who opt to just swing their legs to the side (hopefully they have short legs!).

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For more insight on how theatergoers and Broadway stars, like Patti LuPone, feel about etiquette, check out this Newsday story from Linda Winer.

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