general admission


Definition of general admission

: a fee paid for admission to a usually unreserved seating area (as in an auditorium or stadium)

Examples of general admission in a Sentence

Reserved seating is $20; general admission is $10.
Recent Examples on the Web Tickets are $50 for Friday's VIP experience, $20 for general admission on Saturday. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Top 5 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Oct. 9-11," 7 Oct. 2020 Admission: $20-$25 general admission, $40 VIP (no waiting in line), $100 Ultimate VIP package for two. Mary Colurso |, al, "13 haunted houses that will be open in Alabama this year," 18 Sep. 2020 Very Important Parking) admission and $30 for general admission. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Escondido pop-up drive-in finds a new home," 16 Sep. 2020 Tickets are $15 for members, $18 (if available for the preview dates) for general admission. Michael Phillips,, "Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ Chicago showings start Aug. 31. Here’s how you get tickets for the early-bird Music Box run," 20 Aug. 2020 The interview addressed one’s likelihood to attend live events requiring seven different safety actions and the responses ranged from 62% (no general admission) to 72% (masks required). Eric Frankenberg, Billboard, "Five Key Insights From MRC Data’s COVID-19 Entertainment Tracker – Vol. 6," 20 Aug. 2020 Passes will cost $34.97 for general admission, $14.97 for artists and students. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Virtual Milwaukee Black Theater Festival opens performing arts season," 13 Aug. 2020 Student tickets are $12 and general admission tickets are $20. Brandon Moeller, Houston Chronicle, "Oct. 1-10: Have fun outdoors at Tomball Corn Maze, Mercer Botanic Gardens events," 29 Sep. 2020 The sites will have to sell advanced tickets or use reservations, rather than general admission. The Associated Press,, "Haunted houses can operate in Louisiana this fall, but they'll have to seek approval first," 27 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of general admission

1969, in the meaning defined above

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16 Oct 2020

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“General admission.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of general admission

: a situation in which a customer pays a fee to get into an event (such as a concert or baseball game) but is not assigned to a specific seat

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