noun rep·er·to·ry \ˈre-pə(r)-ˌtr-ē\

: an organized group of actors that performs many kinds of plays with each play being performed for only a short time

plural rep·er·to·ries

Full Definition of REPERTORY

:  a place where something may be found :  repository
a :  repertoire
b :  a company that presents several different plays, operas, or pieces usually alternately in the course of a season at one theater
c :  a theater housing such a company
:  the production and presentation of plays by a repertory company <acting in repertory>

Examples of REPERTORY

  1. She acted in repertory for many years.


Late Latin repertorium list, from Latin reperire to find, from re- + parere to produce — more at pare
First Known Use: 1593

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany
REPERTORY Defined for Kids


noun rep·er·to·ry \ˈre-pər-ˌtr-ē\
plural rep·er·to·ries

Definition of REPERTORY for Kids


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