Audience

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Audiences at the World Championships in Athletics in Moscow, Russia. An audience at a sporting event are called "spectators".

An audience is a group of people that go to see the same thing (like a play or a movie). People looking at works of art or literature can also be called the audience. Audience members participate in different ways in different kinds of art; some events invite the audience to be part of the performance, while others allow only applause and criticism.