A premiere (or première, from the French première, meaning "first") is generally "a first performance". This can refer to plays, films, television programs, operas, symphonies, ballets and so on. Premieres for theatrical, musical and other cultural presentations can become extravagant affairs, attracting large numbers of socialites and much media attention. Standard trappings may include a parade along a red carpet. At a festive film premiere the main actors involved in the performance may attend.

"Worldwide" premieres (or "world" premieres) mark the first showing of the performance ever.

Regional or national premieres may signal the first performance/screening in a given country or region. A film may screen at a film festival before its general release to movie theaters.

Raymond F. Betts attributes the introduction of the film premiere to Sid Grauman.

Premieres are usually preceded by tryouts.

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Symphony No. 101 (Haydn) - Composition, Premiere, and Reception
... The work was premiered on 3 March 1794, in the Hanover Square Rooms, as part of a concert series featuring Haydn's work organized by his colleague and friend Johann Peter Salomon a second performance took place a week later ... As was generally true for the London symphonies, the response of the audience was very enthusiastic ...
Flora Perini - Career
... She also sang in the world premiere of Carlos López Buchardo's El sueño de Alma in 1914 ... she created the roles of Konchakovna in the American premiere of Prince Igor (1915), Pepa in the world premiere of Enrique Granados's Goyescas (1916), Smaragdi in the American premiere of Zandonai's Francesca ...
Scottish Fantasy - Premiere
... The premiere was in Liverpool on February 22, 1881 with Bruch, who was the director of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, conducting and Joachim as the soloist ...
Abrahami - Credits
... García Lorca Hull Truck Theatre and Gate Theatre, World Premiere 2011 Pericles William Shakespeare, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 2011 A ...