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31 Things That Enrage Front Of House Theatre Staff

I saw you take that photo!

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2. This is especially annoying if you live with people who DO work normal hours.

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When they get home and relax and unwind from the day, you have to leave the house and muster the energy and willpower to tackle a full shift.

3. Not to mention most front of house theatre staff work weekends, which sucks big time :/

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Saturday matinees are the worst, there's small children and old people, the worst combination.

4. Front of house uniforms are never very comfortable or stylish.

@KamrynMcCabe16 nope I'm just at the theatre in my uniform to visit

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@KamrynMcCabe16 nope I'm just at the theatre in my uniform to visit

11:32 PM - 27 Sep 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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9. Then there's those people who film the whole thing, when you ask them to delete the footage at the end of the show, they act like you've just slapped them in the face.

10. If you're working on a musical, you get patrons who are so excited, they get up and dance mid-show.

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No, you're not Meryl Streep SIT BACK DOWN.

11. Drunk patrons aren't fun either. When you're talking to them it's pretty much like you're talking to a toddler.

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14. If the show has a latecomer's call you can take them in then, BUT it's super awkward when you bring them to their seats only to see someone else has decided to sit there.

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Why do people do this? It's dark, there's a show on, there's enough drama already!

16. It's also really pointless when people have a go at you for how expensive the programmes/ice creams/drinks are.

At least the ice cream is gluten free @ Milton Keynes Theatre! #MatthewBourne #SleepingBeauty

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At least the ice cream is gluten free @ Milton Keynes Theatre! #MatthewBourne #SleepingBeauty

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Who do you think I am? I don't decide these things!

17. Or they tell you the balcony is far too high up.

In the balcony section at the theatre. Very high up!!

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In the balcony section at the theatre. Very high up!!

7:09 PM - 06 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Right okay, I'll just change the entire theatre for you, BRB.

18. Then there are those who balance their drink/coats/children right on the railing.

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Do you want to die?

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19. Just like the photos, you tell them off and BOOM three seconds later they're doing it again.

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25. Ripping tickets is a true skill all front of house staff must master.

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Hello paper cuts!

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27. Ushers know they'll have to pick up rubbish at the end of the shift but WHY do people insist on treating the theatre's floor like a landfill.

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The worst is when they spill a bag of Doritos and hundreds of people stomp over it.

28. Because you often work in the evenings during dinner time, you pretty much live off of meal deals.

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30. Then again, you're going to need each other to pass the time during uneventful shifts.

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