Designated Theater Tweet Seats Allow Audience To Chronicle Shows In Real Time

Sitting behind a person at the opera who is busily tweeting away during a performance is totally unacceptable, which is why certain theaters are now designating “tweet seats” for those who want to live-tweet a show. Put’em all in one area so they can’t bug anyone else, right?

USA Today reports on this growing trend, which is taking hold at many fine arts venues around the country. After all, no one cares (as much) if you’re texting/tweeting at a rock show, right?

Tweet seats have been around 2009, and now they’re springing up across the country recently at various high art institutions like the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, N.C., the Dayton Opera in Dayton, Ohio, and the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn.

Perhaps the ideal place for tweet seats is Broadway, where there’s already plenty of flashing lights and action anyway.

Jennifer Tepper, the director of promotions for Godspell on Broadway, says the production intends to use them.

“While we haven’t done tweet seats, they are certainly in our plan for the future at Godspell,” she said.

Of course, before you whip out your smartphone and start tapping away at the ballet, make sure you’re actually in a tweet seat. Manners matter, people.

More theaters reserve seats for tweeters [USA Today]