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- Theatre Etiquette
Prologue: For all Wilson Stage Season productions, join us 1 hour before curtain (1/2 hour before curtain on 1st Saturday evening performances) for a lively pre-show discussion. Generally led by an actor from the cast, Prologue provides behind-the-scenes insights into how a production comes together, and is a great opportunity to ask questions about the show. Prologue is free for ticket holders, and no reservation is required.
Early Curtain Tuesday: You don’t have to be a night owl to enjoy live theatre. Our Early Curtain Tuesday offers a 6pm start time that will have you back home or out to dinner with time to spare.
Sunday Salon: Sunday Salon is your opportunity to chat with actors and audience about the show, following select Sunday afternoon performances. Sunday Salon is free for ticket holders, and no reservation is required. There is no Sunday Salon during A Christmas Carol.
Geva Kitchen & Godot’s Bar: Geva makes it simple to enjoy a complete night out. Open 2 hours before most performances, Godot’s Bar offers full bar service and the Geva Kitchen offers a light menu including soups, sliders, flatbread pizza, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Desserts and beverages, including a full bar, are also available during intermission. To save time, you may place your intermission order prior to the show.
Go Behind-the-Scenes: Geva’s blog offers a glimpse into the making of each of our acclaimed productions. Read artist interviews, learn about the rehearsal and production process, get background on the show you are about to see, and share your thoughts.
Connect and Explore: In addition to the blog, Geva Theatre Center has very active Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages where you can learn more about the work of the theatre, chat with Geva artists, share your feedback, and connect with other theatergoers.
Age Recommendations: Children younger than age five are not permitted inside the theatre. Minimum age recommendations are also suggested for Geva productions. Please inquire at the Box Office to determine whether a production may be appropriate for younger audiences or review the show information pages on this website.
Courtesy Reminders: The use of electronic devices including cellular phones, pagers, cameras and recording devices is strictly prohibited in the theatre. Please do not text during the performance. Please refrain from unwrapping cellophane wrappers during the performance. For the comfort of all patrons, please avoid using strong perfumes, colognes, hairsprays or other strong scents.
Dress Code: Geva Theatre Center does not have a dress code. Dress among patrons tends to be casual to business casual. Some make a special night of it and attend in more formal attire.
Late Arrivals: For the courtesy and safety of the performers and other patrons, anyone arriving after a performance has begun will be seated at the discretion of House Management, possibly not until the first intermission. Please allow adequate time to travel to the theatre, park and pick up tickets. Latecomers may view the performance on a monitor located in the lobby. Should a patron leave the theatre during a performance, re-admittance will be at the sole discretion of the House Manager.
Beverages: Beverages purchased at Geva Theatre Center may be taken into the Wilson Stage and Fielding Stage in disposable cups. Bottles of water are permitted in both the Mainstage and Nextstage. If you bring a beverage into the theatre, please carry out your trash when you leave.
Disruptions: In order to provide the finest experience for all of Geva’s patrons, we reserve the right to remove any patron or group of patrons who disturb performers or fellow patrons at any point on Geva’s property. Geva Staff shall give one courtesy warning to anyone causing a disruption. Upon the second such disturbance, the patron or group of patrons shall be escorted from the premises. No refund(s) will be issued.
Emergency Contact Procedure: If you anticipate the need to be reached during a performance, you may leave your name and seat location with your contact along with instructions to direct such emergency calls to (585) 232-2026. Alternatively, you may leave your cell phone or pager and your seat location with the House Manager.
Emergency Exits: Clearly marked emergency exits are located throughout the theatre. Flashing lights near these fire exits will signal in the event of an emergency evacuation.
Medical Emergencies: Geva Theatre Center is equipped with an HP Heartstream automated external defibrillator for use in the event of a sudden cardiac emergency.
Inclement Weather: Geva Theatre Center maintains a strict policy of not canceling performances due to inclement weather. Please allow adequate time to travel to the theatre, park and pick up tickets. In the event that travel proves to be impossible at performance time, you may call the Box Office at (585) 232-4382 and we will do our best to reseat you at another performance, subject to availability.