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Meaning of “theatre” in the English Dictionary

"theatre" in British English

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theatrenoun

UK (US theater) uk   /ˈθɪə.tər/  us   /ˈθiː.ə.t̬ɚ/
  • theatre noun (BUILDING/ROOM)

A2 [C] a ​building, ​room, or ​outsidestructure with ​rows of ​seats, each ​row usually ​higher than the one in ​front, from which ​people can ​watch a ​performance or other ​activity: the Lyceum Theatre a ​lecture theatre [C] UK →  operating theatre

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  • theatre noun (PERFORMING ARTS)

[S or U] (the writing or ​performance of) ​plays, opera, etc., written to be ​performed in ​public: His ​latestplay has ​delighted theatre audiences and theatre criticsalike. She made her ​career in the theatre.

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