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play·go·er

 (plā′gō′ər)
n.
One who attends the theater.

play′go′ing n.

playgoer

(ˈpleɪˌɡəʊə)
n
(Theatre) a person who goes to theatre performances, esp frequently

play•go•er

(ˈpleɪˌgoʊ ər)

n.
a person who attends the theater often.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.playgoer - someone who attends the theaterplaygoer - someone who attends the theater  
audience - a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance; "the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"
first-nighter - someone habitually a spectator at the openings of theatrical productions
groundling - in Elizabethan theater: a playgoer in the cheap standing section
looker, spectator, viewer, watcher, witness - a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind); "the spectators applauded the performance"; "television viewers"; "sky watchers discovered a new star"
Translations

playgoer

[ˈpleɪˌgəʊəʳ] Naficionado/a m/f al teatro
we are regular playgoersvamos con regularidad al teatro

playgoer

[ˈpleɪgəʊər] namateur/trice m/f de théâtre, habitué(e) m/f des théâtres

playgoer

[ˈpleɪˌgəʊəʳ] nappassionato/a di teatro
an actor well-loved by playgoers → un attore molto amato dal pubblico
References in classic literature ?
Mitchell, a comic actor of great quiet humour and originality, who is well remembered and esteemed by London playgoers.
In his epilogue, Stanev describes the prologues and inductions to Jonson's plays that seek out a playgoer who is an "understander"--that is, "a discerning, sensibly-perceptive individual" (183).
Instead, 1580s theater culture lacked either a strong sense of "playgoer" as an identity category or a firm conceptual distinction between player and playgoer.
Considering this speech retrospectively, a contemporary playgoer or reader could detect a homoerotic overtone in the phrase "sweet friend," for he or she has heard Faustus say, in the contract-signing scene,
For one thing, Rabkin believes that Shakespeare writes polemically in his last play of an eight-play cycle, and so wants the playgoer to view Henry simply as either a success or a failure in the context of the evolution of the Cain-Abel archetype, seen in RichardII.
Freelance drama critic Garrett Eisler is the author of the blog "The Playgoer.
This will prove a valuable source of background information both for the student and the playgoer.
Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Mack Sennett; 2 One which is limited to a specific area of the body; 3 Trafalgar Square; 4 Chianti is not fortified; 5 A playgoer who stood in the yard in front of the stage; 6 Charlton Athletic; 7 Bob Cratchit; 8 The Royle Family; 9 Blood pressure; 10 Wrestling.
For example, an apparently straightforward stage direction such as "enter a jailor" or "keeper" may be as elliptical or incomplete as "Exit corse" if such a figure would be assumed to have a distinctive costume and be carrying a large set of keys so as to convey to a playgoer a sense of enter in prison.
3 attempt to reconcile Leontes to the baby so that the playgoer was prepared for the report of his fate in 3.
In the record of actual dramatic response, the two sets of experiences are joined at the hip, and an example of response should not be overlooked because it cannot be unequivocally classified as that of a playgoer or of a play-reader.
I have been a regular playgoer for more than 30 years and All Balls And Ashes is, in my opinion, probably the funniest play I and my family have ever seen.