Box (theatre)

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For the Renoir painting 'The Theater Box', see La loge (painting).
An 1856 interior view of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, showing the imperial box

In theater, a box (also known as loge)[1] is a small, separated seating area in the auditorium for a limited number of people.

Boxes are typically placed immediately to the front, side and above the level of the stage. They are often separate rooms with an open viewing area which typically seat five people or fewer. Usually all the seats in a box are taken by members of a single group of people. A state box or royal box is sometimes provided for dignitaries.

In theaters without box seating the loge can refer to a separate section at the front of the balcony.


  1. ^ "Loge". Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster. 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 

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