Theatre is a place where you can see a play staged. It is also
one of entertainments.
A theatre consists of two parts: the stage and the hall.
They are separated by a curtain and the orchestra. Actors
and actresses perform on the stage and public occupies the
hall, the pit, the dress-circles, the boxes and the gallery.
If we made up our mind to go to the theatre we should go
to the box-office to buy tickets. Seats can be reserved
The last performance I saw was the "Nut Cracker" by
Tchaikovsky. How great it was! The main parts were performed
by Vadim Pisarev and Inna Dorofeeva. Everyone knows that
they are very talented dancers. But I also was impressed by
a very young ballet-dancer who was performing the part of
Masha girl. I think she deserves respect of the audience
because she did her best and looked great for her young
age. I had a great time that night.
But we are to admit that theatre is not popular now as it
used to be. There are many people who prefer to seat
comfortably before the TV and enjoy themselves without leaving
1. What are the parts a theatre consists of?
2. Where can people buy their tickets?
3. Where was the "Nut Cracker" performed?
4. Are theatres as popular now as they used to be?
5. Why don't people go to the theatre as often?