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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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    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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