‘Tweet Seats’ seem to be all the rage right now, but what exactly are they?
Think of it as a reserved review seat (for live-on-stage performances), except it’s live and it’s all on Twitter. As a Twitter spectator you’ll essentially have a scene-by-scene commentary of the entire performance, and as the live-tweeter you’re in the position to review the performance before anyone else, as it happens, in front of the world. Pretty powerful!
It’s been said that Tweet Seats started popping up for key theatres in the U.S. including the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, N.C., the Dayton Opera in Dayton, Ohio, and the historical Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. In 2009, the Lyric Opera in Kansas reserved 100 tweet seats for its final performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore.”
Speaking of Tweet Seats, for the first time ever, Life Like Touring is giving away some Tweet Seats for Scooby-Doo Live! Level Up and we want all our Twitter-savvy fans to get on board and live tweet one of our performances across Australia.
Enter here: Win Tweet Seats to Scooby-Doo Live Level Up
So this is why you need to get your hands on these!
You’re reaching a global audience
Twitter is a pretty powerful social media tool, with what, it’s 2.8 million active users in Australia alone! Then add the number of global users on top of that, it’s a huge audience and they’re all hanging onto every one of those 140-character tweets and hashtags. Who can forget when Ellen De Generes shut down Twitter in 2014 for more than 20 minutes because of the selfie she posted during the Academy Awards? #broketheinternet
Your opinion matters
You no longer have to be a professional theatre reviewer to have a say and be heard. With Twitter right at our fingertips, it’s very easy to say what we want and have a captive audience. Love what you’re seeing on stage, you can comment on it. Don’t like what you’re seeing on stage, you can comment on that too! Live tweeters will also probably be like you and I, the everyday person, so we can relate to what is being tweeted and experienced.
You’re a part of an interactive experience
As soon at the curtain comes down you’re in the theatre and already part of an experience with hundreds of other people. Then combine that with Twitter and you’re a part of an interactive experience—you’re seeing every dance move, hearing every song and admiring every costume. But you also pick up the little nuances that others outside of the theatre will miss—the comfort of the seats, the lighting, the reaction of the audience in the theatre. It’s all there for you to witness and engage with.