little theater


: a small theater for low-cost dramatic productions designed for a relatively limited audience

Examples of little theater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clam digging and kayaking hybrid tours are a popular daytime draw, while evenings are best spent eating oysters and lobster or catching a play at the historical Victoria Playhouse, PEI's longest-running little theater. Julia Eskins, Travel + Leisure, 25 Mar. 2023 His is the little theater that could — and does. Christine Dolen, Sun Sentinel, 12 Dec. 2022 The music came with a little theater. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 30 June 2022 With the performance sold out, the staff of the little theater decides the go on with the show anyway. Kathy Cichon, Chicago Tribune, 1 Nov. 2022 In a crowded little theater, jammed tight with props, a woman works at a messy desk. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 1 Oct. 2021 The gutsy little theater on East 4th Street, just in recent seasons, has produced shows like Slave Play, Once, and Hadestown, all of which later traveled uptown to play successfully on Broadway. Jackson McHenry, Vulture, 3 Mar. 2021 While awaiting a possible guideline change, the little theater is streaming live shows with the actors on stage but the audience watching virtually at home. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of little theater was in 1912

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“Little theater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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