- Balconies or galleries: one or more raised seating platforms towards the rear of the auditorium. In larger theaters, multiple levels are stacked vertically above or behind the stalls. The first level is usually called the dress circle or grand circle. The next level may be the loge, from the French version of loggia. A second tier inserted beneath the main balcony may be the mezzanine. The highest platform, or upper circle, is sometimes known as the gods, especially in large opera houses, where the seats can be very high and a long distance from the stage.
- play to the gallery
- Act in an exaggerated way in order to appeal to popular taste.
the gallery The highest balcony in a theatre, containing the cheapest seats.
stalls British The seats on the ground floor in a theatre.
as modifier ‘a stalls seat’