The word showroom has two distinct meanings including:

Marketing location

A showroom is a large space used to display products for sale, such as automobiles, furniture, carpet or apparel.

Entertainment venue

A showroom is a permanent enclosed space used to present an entertainment show. Sometimes it will be customized for a particular show; for example, the Las Vegas Hilton showroom used for the rock opera "Starlight Express" was customized by pouring concrete ramps onto its stage area and in the seating area.

Some showrooms are used daily, while others are only used when a performer is booked to perform. In some cases, a showroom is leased to a performer, who then retains all income rather than being paid by the showroom owner.

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