One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The tier of seats in a theatre above the dress circle.
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- ‘The gallery looks more like an old theatre auditorium, with a dress circle, an upper circle, and boxes on the sides.’
- ‘According to legend Charlie - so called by the Grand's staff - threw himself off the upper circle balcony after suffering unrequited love at the hands of a very beautiful visiting Russian ballerina.’
- ‘The council has already closed the upper circle and spent £70,000 on essential safety work, but now faces a bill of £11.18m to overcome the problem and complete the planned restoration.’
- ‘A couple of schoolfriends and I sat high in the upper circle watching the ornate Japanese maids' chorus below and struggling to follow the plot.’
- ‘Due to shortage of office space in Edinburgh the upper circle of the Usher Hall is converted into incubator units for small businesses.’
- ‘For the Theatre Royal show, which opened on Tuesday, seats are available in the upper circle and gallery for shows next Monday to Friday.’
- ‘Tickets (including souvenir programme) are €20 stalls and balcony and €10 upper circle, may be booked at the Theatre Royal box office, from 10 am to 6pm daily, including lunch hour.’
- ‘In the upper circle, the terrace bar, now re-christened the Sky bar, has a spectacular glass roof, a modern version of the original which was removed after war damage.’
- ‘I had bought the tickets on the phone and chosen the upper circle for the best view.’
- ‘Another fan paid £205 for a pair of tickets in the upper circle.’
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