There’s a fascinating article by Mark Fisher in the 9/27/17 edition of The Guardian (H/T Ceci Dadisman’s ARTSMAIL newsletter) that examines the success of a Glasgow based theater series that encourages attendees to bring food and drink to the performance.
When discussing The Guardian article with a colleague, she mentioned “What would the arts and culture landscape here in the US look like if theaters let you eat and drink while the show is happening? And hey, that would make a great Adaptistration topic.”
Yes. Yes it would. Just like it did back in 2004.
The conversation reminded me of a post from 2004 titled Box Suites and Chicken Strips that examines the merits of relaxing what are usually stringent prohibitions against food and drink inside a venue. It even goes so far as to suggest this should be an expected accommodation when designing new concert halls.