theatre


theatre
(BrE) (AmE theater) noun
1 where you go to see plays, etc. ⇨ See also ↑cinema
ADJECTIVE
large
little, small
500-seat, etc.
crowded, packed

The theatre was packed for the opening night.

community, local, provincial (esp. BrE), regional
off-Broadway, West End (= central London)
open-air
purpose-built (BrE)

The city's first purpose-built theatre is nearing completion.

puppet

The pier has a unique little puppet theatre.

movie (AmE)

The documentary opens tomorrow in movie theatres nationwide.

drive-in (AmE)
darkened (AmE)
art-house (AmE)
home (AmE)
VERB + THEATRE/THEATER
go to, visit

I haven't been to the theatre for a long time.

enter, leave
THEATRE/THEATER + NOUN
seat, ticket
design, production
audience
manager, owner
scene

the Toronto theatre scene

PREPOSITION
at a/the theatre

We were at the theatre last night.

in a/the theatre

There's a bar in the theatre.

2 drama
ADJECTIVE
good, great

He writes the sort of dialogue that makes good theatre.

Under her direction, this difficult material is turned into great theatre.

live
commercial, professional
amateur (esp. BrE)
fringe (BrE), repertory

There was some good fringe theatre at the festival.

classical, contemporary, experimental, modern, popular
dance
music, musical
street

We saw some good street theatre while we were in Paris.

children's, community, youth (esp. BrE)
Elizabethan, Jacobean, etc.
political (figurative)

His speech was a great piece of political theatre.

… OF THEATRE/THEATER
piece
VERB + THEATRE/THEATER
study

He is studying Greek theatre.

THEATRE/THEATER + NOUN
studies
critic
piece (esp. BrE)

an hour-long theatre piece

3 work of acting in/producing plays
VERB + THEATRE/THEATER
be in, work in
go into

He wants to go into the theatre when he finishes university.

THEATRE/THEATER + NOUN
director, impresario (esp. BrE), producer
company, group, troupe
4 (BrE) in a hospital
ADJECTIVE
operating
VERB + THEATRE
take to

He's already been taken to theatre for the operation.

THEATRE + NOUN
nurse, sister
staff
PREPOSITION
in (the) theatre

She was in the operating theatre for two hours.


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  • Theatre X — was an American theatre company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Until its demise in 2004, it was one of the oldest operating experimental theatre ensembles in the U.S.HistoryThe company formed in 1969 as an informal workshop by a group of UW… …   Wikipedia

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  • theatre — (US theater) ► NOUN 1) a building in which plays and other dramatic performances are given. 2) the writing and production of plays. 3) a play or other activity considered in terms of its dramatic quality. 4) (also lecture theatre) a room for… …   English terms dictionary

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