little theater

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  1. generally noncommercial drama, usually of an experimental nature and directed at a limited audience.

  2. a small theater, producing plays whose effectiveness would be lost in larger houses.

  1. amateur theatricals.

Origin of little theater

First recorded in 1765–75

Words Nearby little theater Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use little theater in a sentence

  • The cramped little theater itself struck one as mere scenery, which was precisely the intention.

    The Book of Susan | Lee Wilson Dodd
  • He seemed to her more distinguished than that other man whom she had seen indistinctly in the orchestra of her little theater.

    Woman Triumphant | Vicente Blasco Ibaez
  • He took her back to Paris, where he had a little theater, a hall of the dance—but he grew worse again, and came back here.

    The Holladay Case | Burton E. Stevenson