US Theaters Start Reserving ‘Tweet Seats’ For Twitter Users
A growing number of places are setting aside seating for patrons to live-tweet during performances.
More and more theater venues across America are offering ‘tweet seats’ for people to live-tweet during performances. The new sections, usually located in the back row to avoid disrupting other patrons, are available at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, and Ohio’s Dayton Opera, amongst others.
The tweet seats allow Twitter users to comment on the show and share their reactions with followers, offering them a way of interacting during the performance. Rick Dildine, the executive director of the outdoor Shakespeare Festival in St. Louis, which began using tweet seats two years ago, told USA Today that they have become a “national trend” and added: