We have done our best to provide you with an entertaining and enjoyable experience here at the GEM Theatre. On behalf of everyone who attends a performance, we ask that you remember theatre rules of etiquette. Below are some tips for how to be a good audience member.
Arrive early. If you are late, you may be held out or reseated until an appropriate time for you to get to your assigned seat. People who arrive late disturb the performers on stage and audience members. It is best to arrive at least 15 minutes early so that you have time to purchase concessions and find your seat before the show starts.
If the show has reserved seating, please sit in the seat you are assigned so you do not cause confusion for other audience members.
Please silence or turn off all electronic devices, including cell phones, beepers and watch alarms. You’ll be embarrassed if it goes off in the middle of a tense moment of the performance and it will break the mood for everyone. We encourage you to share your experience at the GEM via social media, but please refrain from doing so or texting during performances; the glow from your device is distracting to performers on stage and audience members.
Many shows do not allow photography of any kind. Flash photography inside the Theatre is NEVER allowed as it is a distraction to those around you and a danger to the performers.
When the overture begins, the show has begun. Please cease all conversation at this point.
Please refrain from talking, humming or singing along with the performance, except when encouraged to do so by the artist or performers.
Do not jangle keys, bangles or coins during the performance.
Many people are allergic to perfumes and colognes. Please go lightly.
If you need assistance during the show, please go to your nearest volunteer usher. If additional assistance is needed the usher will get the appropriate person to further help you.
If several performers or groups are performing, please stay for all. It is rude to leave between performers.
A quick departure is noticed by everyone in the audience and especially by the performers on stage. Please wait until the house lights go up to leave.
ALL tobacco products, including vapor cigarettes, and lighters of any kind are prohibited in the GEM Theatre.
Outside food and drink is NOT allowed in the GEM Theatre.
Be courteous and everyone will enjoy the performance!