I am trying to translate a part of a web application and I am unsure which describes the situation precisely. The context is theatre.

  1. event: for a public audience a performance of a theatre performance
  2. event: only "interal audience" like the actors etc. e.g. used in internal trainings or trips or rehearsal

Which words would you use? Currently, I use for the first one Event and would like use this for second one, too. But I think, unique naming is important.

  • If 1 is only used to refer to public performances I would probably use "Public Performance". Whereas 2 needs something more generic, I'd probably use "Internal Event".
    – Rupe
    May 30, 2014 at 15:42

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I suggest activity for the internal events.


The opening performance is usually the first performance, available to the general public, in the play's final form.

Before the opening, most plays give rehearsal or pre-opening performances to make adjustments to the staging, script, musical score, etc. Audiences are usually invited to gauge audience reactions.

  • 1
    I think he's looking for a general word to cover all these different things, to use in the UI for a scheduling application.
    – Barmar
    May 30, 2014 at 15:48

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