Participation and Prop Rules

We look forward to hosting The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the ultimate audience participation movie, at the West Shore Theatre, and we want it to be an enjoyable experience for everyone! Please be respectful of the Theatre as well as the people around you. Be cautious of others in your area. Toss items UP not OUT! To avoid damage to our theatre and keep guests from getting wet, we expect all guests to adhere to our rules. Guests who fail to follow these rules will be required to leave without a refund.


  • Do not throw items at or near the screen.
  • No outside props or items are permitted.
  • No wet props are permitted.
  • No lighters or open flames of any kind.

Props in our Prop Bag: When and How to Use Them

Prop bags are available for sale to help with audience participation. Bags are available for $5. Here are the items in the prop bag and a little guidance on when and how to use them:

  • Confetti Popper (in place of rice during the wedding scene): When the church doors open and the guests come out in the wedding scene, pop your popper!
  • Newspaper: When Brad and Janet are caught in the storm, Janet covers her head with a newspaper. Do the same with yours!
  • Glow Stick: Light up the place during the “There’s a light” verse of “Over at the Frankenstein Place.” You can also use your cellphones or a flashlight, but again, no lighters or open flame.
  • Noisemaker: During the Lab scene, at the end of the creation speech, the Transylvanian guests use their noisemakers. You should do the same.
  • Rubber Glove: During Frank’s speech at the tank, when he puts on the gloves, stretch and snap your gloves.
  • Toilet Paper: When Dr. Scott enters the lab, Brad cries out “Great Scott!” At this point, hurl the toilet paper into the air.
  • Party Hat: At the dinner table, when Frank puts on a party hat, you should do the same.
  • Cards: During the song “I’m Going Home,” Frank sings “Cards for sorrow, cards for pain.” Throw your cards up.

Feel free to come in costume and participate in callbacks during the show, but please be respectful and follow our rules so that we can continue to do this at the West Shore Theatre. We look forward to seeing you!