theatergoer

noun
the·​ater·​go·​er | \ ˈthē-ə-tər-ˌgō-ər \

Definition of theatergoer 

: a person who frequently goes to the theater

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theatergoing \ ˈthē-​ə-​tər-​ˌgō-​iŋ , -​gȯ(-​)iŋ \ noun or adjective

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Later on, the theatergoers become something like a live studio audience for a TV show, as the hype man riles up the theater patrons. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "A New Theatrical Adaptation of Network Is All About the Rage," 7 Dec. 2018 Through these kinds of watch-and-rate deals, some theatergoers — thanks to retirement, or sheer determination — are able to see upward of five shows a week. Aja Romano, Vox, "Gettin’ the Band Back Together is a giant musical comedy dad joke. To hate it is to hate joy.," 28 Aug. 2018 The production of what might be Rogers and Hammerstein’s most famous musical is pointedly not delivering what theatergoers might expect. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "This Revival of Oklahoma! Is the Hottest Ticket in New York City," 30 Oct. 2018 Ultimately, any issue surrounding the speech likely goes unnoticed by theatergoers, said Victoria Cairl, a senior vice president with Show-Score, a website that tracks reviewer and audience response to productions. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Broadway Producer Hits a Bad Note With Critics Over Intro Speech," 15 Aug. 2018 And at Harriett’s Bar, where theatergoers at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center sip wine at intermission. Matthew J. Palm, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Outspoken and stylish, Harriett Lake was devoted to the arts," 10 July 2018 The show begins with players and theatergoers alike assembled in the same open space. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: Reliving Those Arabian Nights in ‘Pay No Attention to the Girl’," 2 Apr. 2018 Those efforts come at a time when Broadway as a whole is taking a closer look at accommodating theatergoers with a wide range of disabilities. Charles Passy, WSJ, "‘Children of a Lesser God’ Pulls Out All Stops For Deaf Theatergoers," 5 Apr. 2018 But the play’s paradoxical power to elicit the feelings of being both sucker punched and tickled remains undiminished, perhaps especially for American theatergoers. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Orlando Bloom and Aidan Turner Are Drenched in Blood in London," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of theatergoer

1870, in the meaning defined above

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theatergoer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of theatergoer

: a person who often goes to the theater to see plays

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