In many parts of the world, "going to the theatre" is seen as an activity which only a very few people do.
"Theatre" is not often seen as being a pastime that many ordinary people do.
Ordinary people watch TV, or go to the cinema, or go out to eat with friends.
The theatre is for rich, upper-class intellectuals.
Like a lot of obvious remarks, there is some truth in this.
Theatre tickets are quite expensive.
They cost more than cinema tickets.
Theatres which show new plays are usually only in big cities.
However, even though this is true, there are a lot of theatre companies who are challenging this idea.
And the way they are challenging this idea is by working with schools.
In the UK, many theatre companies now have an "educational department".
They go into schools and help students to understand and enjoy the plays they do.