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play·go·er

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

play′go′ing n.
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playgoer

(ˈpleɪˌɡəʊə)
n
(Theatre) a person who goes to theatre performances, esp frequently
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play•go•er

(ˈpleɪˌgoʊ ər)

n.
a person who attends the theater often.
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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"
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Translations

playgoer

[ˈpleɪˌgəʊəʳ] Naficionado/a m/f al teatro
we are regular playgoersvamos con regularidad al teatro
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

playgoer

[ˈpleɪgəʊər] namateur/trice m/f de théâtre, habitué(e) m/f des théâtres
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

playgoer

[ˈpleɪˌgəʊəʳ] nappassionato/a di teatro
an actor well-loved by playgoers → un attore molto amato dal pubblico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Mitchell, a comic actor of great quiet humour and originality, who is well remembered and esteemed by London playgoers. I am happy to report of this deserving gentleman, that his benches are usually well filled, and that his theatre rings with merriment every night.
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).
It's like a playgoer being allowed to peep backstage.
In other words, there is no term corresponding to our term "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.
McInnis, though, is at pains to point out that painted scenery 'acts as a form of external memory' to aid the playgoer's imagination rather than replace it (p.
Freelance drama critic Garrett Eisler is the author of the blog "The Playgoer." This fall he will be an assistant professor of theatre at Ithaca College.
This will prove a valuable source of background information both for the student and the playgoer. (T.A.L.)
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.
This boy (continually comforted by his father) was then visible upstage in a wheelchair during all of Paulina's 2.3 attempt to reconcile Leontes to the baby so that the playgoer was prepared for the report of his fate in 3.2.