Of Swords & Crowns
Most of the public theaters in this district are open-air orchestras surrounded by a semicircle of raised seats, but the most extravagant of the theaters are equivalent to a grand opera house. Rich and poor alike attend the performances, but the neighborhood around the theater is shabby. Acting is not seen as an upper-class profession, and although no one shows any outward contempt for the theater folk, a certain aloofness is always used towards them, hence the isolated nature of the district. During performances, the city watch and hired guards patrol the district, but the crime rate at other times is relatively high. The area has an odd smell, a combination of makeup and food.