dress circle

noun
a circular or curving division of seats in a theater, opera house, etc., usually the first gallery, originally set apart for spectators in evening dress.

Origin:
1815–25

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dress circle
 
n
a tier of seats in a theatre or other auditorium, usually the first gallery above the ground floor

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The dress circle curved in a perfect semicircle to allow the placing of a movable floor over the parquet seats.
The officers occupied the boxes, while delegates filled the dress circle, orchestra and balcony.
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