Part of speech: noun

A building for dramatic representations; playhouse.

Part of speech: noun

Any scene of stirring events.

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Usage examples "theatre":

  1. Once as she sat in the gallery of the theatre and looked at the boxes she had shut her teeth in a vow: " I'll sit there where you do, one of these days!" - "Rose of Dutcher's Coolly", Hamlin Garland.
  2. Connal called upon him in the evening, and took him to the theatre. - "Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond]", Maria Edgeworth.
  3. The opera which beat his at the Court theatre is utterly forgotten; we know of the other because of the composer's name. - "Haydn", John F. Runciman.