The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis has roped off a section of the balcony so theater-goers who can’t stay off their phones can enjoy themselves without disrupting the rest of the audience.
The Guthrie is not the first arts institution to cater specifically for, and even encourage, Twitter users.
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Palm Beach Opera in Florida and the Public Theater in New York have all reportedly experimented with special sections for visitors who can’t keep off their phones…
Forward-thinking arts executives believe that social media could even be enrich the experience offered by the production.
Guthrie External Relations Director Trish Santini said: ‘If there were ever a Guthrie show to host Tweet Seats, it’s The Servant of Two Masters.
‘This cast is an incredible ensemble of comedians, and night after night they’re riffing and improvising-it’s the kind of show that makes you ask, “Did they just say that?”
‘Usually they did – and tweeting should be a great way to talk about it.’