theatergoer


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the·a·ter·go·er

 (thē′ə-tər-gō′ər)
n.
One who attends the theater.

the′a·ter·go′ing adj. & n.

the•a•ter•go•er

or the•a•tre•go•er

(ˈθi ə tərˌgoʊ ər, ˈθiə-)

n.
a person who goes to the theater, esp. often or regularly.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.theatergoer - someone who attends the theatertheatergoer - 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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