English dialogues at a theater
Choosing a Seat
A: I’d like a seat with a good view but away from the speakers. What do you recommend?
B: How about the middle section, row J? It has a balanced view and sound.
A: Are there any seats available near the exit? I need to leave early.
B: Yes, there are some available in row A, right by the exit.
A: How’s the view from the balcony?
B: It’s quite good and gives an overhead view of the stage, but the sound might be a bit muffled.
Booking and Tickets
A: Can I book tickets for tonight’s 7:30 show?
B: I’m sorry, that show is sold out. Would you consider the 9:30 one?
A: How much is a ticket for the premium section?
B: It’s $50, and it comes with a complimentary drink.
A: I’ve got a student ID. Do I get a discount?
B: Yes, students get a 15% discount on weekdays.
Snacks and Intermission
A: What snacks are available during intermission?
B: We have popcorn, nachos, and a variety of beverages.
A: Is there a bar here?
B: Yes, it’s located on the left side of the lobby.
A: How long is the intermission?
B: It’s 15 minutes, just enough time to stretch and grab a snack.
Show and Performances
A: What’s the duration of this play?
B: It’s 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission.
A: Is this musical suitable for children?
B: Yes, it’s family-friendly, but children under 5 might find it long.
A: Can I take photos during the performance?
B: No, photography is strictly prohibited to avoid disturbing the performers.
Accessibility and Facilities
A: Do you have facilities for hearing-impaired guests?
B: Yes, we offer special headphones that enhance the sound. Just ask at the counter.
A: Are there wheelchair-accessible seats?
B: Absolutely. They are located near the aisles for easy access and comfort.
A: Is there a cloakroom where I can leave my coat?
B: Yes, it’s to the right of the main entrance. There’s a small fee for the service.
Late Arrivals and Show Start
A: I might be a bit late. Will I still be allowed in?
B: Latecomers will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance to avoid disruption.
A: How do I know when the show is about to start?
B: There will be three bell rings. The first is 10 minutes before, then 5, and the final one is 2 minutes before the show starts.
A: Is there a pre-show talk or introduction?
B: Yes, there’s a 20-minute talk about the play’s background starting 30 minutes before the show.
Theater Etiquette and Rules
A: Is there a dress code for tonight’s gala performance?
B: It’s black tie, so formal wear is expected.
A: Can I bring in outside food or drinks?
B: I’m afraid not. All outside consumables are not permitted in the auditorium.
A: Are mobile phones allowed inside?
B: They are, but we request you to turn them off or put them on silent mode to avoid disturbances.
Post-Show and Departure
A: Is there a meet-and-greet with the cast after the show?
B: Yes, premium ticket holders can meet the cast in the green room post-performance.
A: Where’s the best place to get a taxi after the show?
B: The main exit usually has a taxi stand, or our staff can help you book one.
A: Do you sell merchandise related to the play?
B: Yes, there’s a stall in the lobby with posters, programs, and other memorabilia.
A: Where’s the restroom?
B: Just go straight and turn right. There are signboards to guide you.
A: Is there a dress code for tonight’s opera?
B: Semi-formal is recommended, but it’s not mandatory.
A: Can I buy the program for tonight’s show?
B: Yes, they’re available at the counter for $5.
A: I’ve lost my ticket. What should I do?
B: Please go to the help desk. They’ll assist you further.
A: When is the last day for this play?
B: It’s running till the end of the month.
A: Are there any shows with sign language interpretation?
B: Yes, we have special shows every first Saturday of the month.
A: Do you offer headphones for better sound clarity?
B: Yes, they’re available at the counter. A deposit is required.
A: Is there a cloakroom to keep my coat?
B: Yes, right by the entrance. It’s free of charge.
Do you have any shows with audio descriptions?
How can I reach the theater’s lost and found?
Are gift vouchers available for purchase?
Do I need to print my e-ticket or can I show it on my phone?
When do the doors open for the evening show?
Is late seating allowed?
Are there any post-show discussions or Q&A sessions?
I’d like to book a group ticket for my school. Do you offer discounts?
Can I pre-order snacks for the intermission?
Is there a parking facility nearby?
🎦 Screen (for theaters that also show films)
🎟️ Box Office
🎤 Sound system
🎧 Headphones (for assisted listening)
♿ Wheelchair Accessibility
🎩 Formal Wear
🚖 Taxi Stand
🖼️ Set Design
🎶 Live Music
🌐 Globe Theatre (specifically for Shakespearean plays)
🎤 Solo Performance
🌌 Night Show
🎥 Film Screening
💃 Dance Performance
🎤 Live Audio Commentary