dress circle


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dress circle

n.
A section of seats in a theater or opera house, usually the first tier above the orchestra.

dress circle

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

dress′ cir′cle


n.
a curving division of seats in a theater, opera house, etc., usu. the first gallery.
[1815–25]

dress circle

- So called because it is a circular row of seats at an entertainment, the spectators of which are expected to be in dress clothes.
See also related terms for seats.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dress circle - a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra; "they had excellent seats in the dress circle"
seating, seating area, seating room, seats - an area that includes places where several people can sit; "there is seating for 40 students in this classroom"
theater, theatre, house - a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"
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On christmas night, a dozen girls piled onto the bed which was the dress circle, and sat before the blue and yellow chintz curtains in a most flattering state of expectancy.
Tumultuous applause followed but received an unexpected check, for the cot bed, on which the dress circle was built, suddenly shut up and extinguished the enthusiastic audience.
To take a simple illustration: if you go to the theatre in your own country, you seem to hear equally well in the stalls or the dress circle; in either case you think you miss nothing.
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The auditorium is split over four levels - there are 480 seats in the stalls and dress circle level.
The second level, called the "dress circle,'' and the third level, called "the gallery,'' were all accessed through wide staircases that led off the main foyer.
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The horseshoe-shaped auditorium initially seated 711, distributed as 53 in the stalls, 158 in the dress circle, and 500 in the gallery and in the pit at the back of the stalls.
Also during the day, the dress circle will be open for afternoon tea and the opportunity to view the theatre's centenary displays, while official Olympic storyteller Cathy Roberts will be spinning tales for the under-fives.
When the doors opened, I raced up the flights of stairs but found the Dress Circle slots full, so I continued up to the Balcony and claimed a spot.
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