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The Cabot presents world class seated performances and many concerts that will make you want to get up and dance! We strive to provide a space where all fans can enjoy live music in their own way. It’s not always easy but here are some guidelines.

The Rule

There is no dancing in any of the theater aisles at any performances as these areas must be kept clear by security due to fire safety regulations.

Dance Shows

Some shows are designated as DANCE SHOWS. Be prepared to participate (or at least put up with) people standing and dancing in their seats. These shows will be labeled DANCE SHOWS on the Cabot website so you will know when you purchase that THERE WILL BE DANCING.

Seated Concerts

At a SEATED CONCERT, the seated patrons’ right to see, supersedes the dancers’ right to dance. If the band says “get up” or the spirit moves you to dance, you may dance in your seat as long as you do not obstruct the view of others who wish to remain seated. If you are standing or dancing and someone behind you complains, we will try to find seats for you in another area if space allows. At a seated concert, please be respectful of your fellow patrons!

Tips on Dancing at Seated Concerts

If you hope to be able to dance at a seated concert, we recommend you purchase seats in the last few rows of ORCHESTRA LEFT (Rows T & U) or ORCHESTRA RIGHT (Rows R & S), in the second row of tables on the Orchestra Platform or in the back of the balcony. Please feel free to call or come into the Cabot during box office hours. We can help you select seats where you won’t bother seated other patrons if you wish to dance.


E-mail us at tickets@thecabot.org