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noun theatre pronunciation in British English /ˈθɪətə(r)/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] a building, room, or outside area used for performing plays

    the open-air theatre in London's Regents Park

    go to the theatre:

    We're going to the theatre tonight.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the activity or job of writing, performing, or organizing performances of plays

    Jenny wanted to pursue a career in the theatre.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] plays considered as entertainment or art

    a compelling piece of theatre

    the theatre:

    I've always loved the theatre.

  4. 4
    [countable/uncountable] British a room in a hospital used for medical operations. The American word is operating room

    He's in theatre at the moment.

  5. 5
    [countable] [usually singular] an area where there is fighting during a war
    theatre of war/operations:

    the extension of the theatre of war to south-eastern Europe

 

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