Define theater. theater synonyms, theater pronunciation, theater translation, English dictionary definition of theater. or the·a·tre n. 1. A building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances. 2. A room with tiers of...


a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"

the art of writing and producing plays

a region in which active military operations are in progress; "the army was in the field awaiting action"; "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"

Alt. of Theatre


Usage Examples

Everything has combined to make my life in New York an amazing experience. I told my manager a few years ago that I wanted to move here and try acting in the theater.

Communication is very important. And the arts do that, whether it's film or theater.

I definitely wasn't cool in high school. I really wasn't. I did belong to many of the clubs and was in leadership on yearbook and did the musical theater route, so I had friends in all areas. But I certainly did not know what to wear, did not know how to do my hair, all those things.

Going to the theater is such a joyous experience. My dad would take my sister and me to plays when we were very young, like six or seven years old.

Field of Dreams is the only movie - and I saw it in the theater - on an afternoon when I was on location somewhere, and there were like 12 people in the theater. I was just so devastated I couldn't get out of my seat. And I sat and watched it a second time.

Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.

I didn't do improv in college, I never performed, I didn't do theater either. I was in student government, I was a history major.

At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.

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Other Usage Examples

I fell in love with theater there, and after graduation I moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.

I acted in theater and I took film classes when I was 12 and just obsessed over it. I loved it and spent hours and hours in the film studio learning and watching.

I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more.

During a trip to Iraq last fall, I visited our theater hospital at Balad Air Force Base and witnessed these skilled medical professionals in action and met the brave soldiers whose lives they saved.

Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater.

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.

I decided at age 9, but I was reinforced at age 13 when a teacher told me I had talent. I can't say she really motivated me because I already knew. I knew I had talent. I went to the Jewish community theater and got in plays there. Then I went for the movies.'

Encouragement from my high school teacher Patty Hart said 'you need to focus and theater might be your route out of here.' I created the program, went to college and graduate school and now here I am.

Before we had the kids, my husband and I were traveling a lot and working and really enjoying our lives and each other. We both love the theater and books and travel and so we were really having a lot of fun.


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