dress circle


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dress circle

a tier of seats in a theatre or other auditorium, usually the first gallery above the ground floor

dress circle

In an opera house, theater, or the like, a tier of seats above the main seating area–usually the first or lowest.
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1973: The Bridge Lounge became The Bridge Coffee Bar and was joined by a Bridge Bar, replacing the Garrick Bar in the Dress Circle.
Anthony Quayle, Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Festival 1948-56, extended the stage with wings in front of the proscenium and extended the dress circle (which had been "set so far back that you were almost sitting outside the theatre") (18) with boxes at the sides and another row at the front; Peter Hall, Director of the rechristened Royal Shakespeare Company from 1960-66, raked the stage and added an hexagonal forestage; Trevor Nunn, Director from 1968-1986, tried out Jacobean galleries running through the proscenium arch and across the back of the stage.
You'll have a stalls or dress circle ticket for the Saturday matinee of Mamma Mia at Manchester's famous Palace Theatre.
Michael Nelligan, who manages Dress Circle in London, says the "Wicked" CD has been his top seller since December, "nothing like it since 'Miss Saigon' opened here.
Served by the mess building, now reconfigured to house a cafe, bar, foyers and wcs, the cocoon contains a 650 capacity concert hall, split over a ground floor and dress circle mezzanine level.
Backed from 40-1 to 20-1, Victory Smile came with a well-timed run to beat Piachay by a length and a quarter, with Dress Circle the closest of the Waterhouse quartet, a half head away in third.
Air is exhausted through grilles positioned at the rear of the balcony, upper circle, and dress circle.
The dress circle, directly above the orchestra, has seats only two rows deep, and the sole balcony boasts but a single row of seats; both are equipped with angled rail tops to encourage more active spectatorship.
Pressure on the famous Crush Bar adjoining the dress circle should be eased.
The Australian film Amy, the Saturday night feature, was held off for fifteen minutes so a handful of church-goers could make the dash from pew to dress circle.
Private boxes were $5, orchestra stalls $1, dress circle and parquet 50 cents, and family circle 25 cents.
Under terms of the agreement, the Foxwoods brand will be incorporated into all exterior and interior venue signage, including the theater's iconic sign overlooking 42nd Street and in the theater's VIP Suite and the Dress Circle Lobby.