front of house
- (FOH) All the areas of a theater in front of the stage, includingthe auditorium, bars, foyer, and the box office. These are the areasused by the audience. Just as the backstage area has a stage manager,so there is a front-of-house manager. The prompt book direction'On FOH clear' indicates that the play can begin when the audiencehas cleared the foyers etc. and is seated.
- noun the part of a hotel which deals with customers direct, including departments such as reception, porters, room service and housekeeping