theater-in-the-round

[ thee-uh-ter-in-thuh-round, theeuh- ]
/ ˈθi ə tər ɪn ðəˈraʊnd, ˈθiə- /

noun

a style of theatrical presentation in which the audience is seated on all sides of the performance area.

Origin of theater-in-the-round

First recorded in 1945–50
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Examples from the Web for theater-in-the-round

  • It stood like an alabaster stele in the center of an immense chamber arranged like a theater-in-the-round.

    The Ambassador|Samuel Kimball Merwin