We really love going to the ballet (especially around the Christmas season). It’s such a beautiful occasion to actually dress up and feel somehow elegant. It however never is an easy decision on what to wear for such an event. In our opinion it is important to wear something chic and appropriate to the theatre because you show your respect for those who perform on stage. So it certainly is something you have to think about twice. On such evenings you just have to get out of your comfort zone. The occasions for dressing up have become less more and more, therefore give it a go.
Dressing up however doesn’t mean over doing it. It’s important to find the right or a middle way for getting ready. Here come some tips which you should keep in mind when you go out to the theatre, concert or opera:
Choose something chic but comfy to wear. You maybe have to sit for two to five hours and therefore something too tight can be a real bugger. Also something that crinkles isn’t a good choice because it will look like a mess already during the (first) break.
Make sure to take a little/medium bag with you filled with the right essentials. You will need some money (also coins for the cloakroom), a little hairbrush, a lipstick or lip balm, antiperspirant, handkerchiefs and some candies. If your bag is even big enough take a little bottle of water (nothing sugary!) with you.
If there is a break between the acts or maybe even two, order some drinks before the whole performance starts. It’s a real relieve to not stand in the queue when everyone else wants something. Nearly every bigger house and even the smaller ones offer such a service.
If you have no idea what the performance you are going to watch is about, be prepared beforehand. Read a little summary at home. Stay away from interpretations because they will maybe influence your pointe of view and you already go with a judgement into the evening.
To be honest, don’t buy the cheapest tickets. If you want to have a lovely evening bad places to sit can ruin everything. Check the official pages of the theaters sometimes they have some fair offers. Always ask for student reduction beforehand!