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08:44 Feb 15, 2008
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / Concert hall seating
German term or phrase:Randplätze
Those sitting all the way up front and far over on the sides have an impaired view or see what's happening on stage from a radical angle so these tickets are sold at a discount. Who among us knows the term for this in our wonderfully rich English language?
Explanation: Or simply side seating. The main floor is called the orchestra, and the side and rear sections of it are normally less expensive. The better seats are sometimes called "prime orchestra" and "premium orchestra." The concert hall would never have its orchestra sections labeled with a negative term. The German term is neutral, so I would recommend a neutral English term as well. The reasons for the discount are obvious enough.