Who sat in the seats at a greek theatre?

During contests and celebrations, everyone could attend the theatre as the state covered the costs of tickets for spectators. This meant that peasants could attend the presentations. There was special seating at the front of the theatron reserved for the most important spectators, such as officials and priests, and for the most honourable spectator, the priest of Elefthreos Dionysus. Judges were also involved, as they would choose winning plays depending on the rest of the audience's reactions.