adjective Also the·at·ric.
- dramatic performances, now especially as given by amateurs.
- artificial or histrionic actions.
Origin of theatrical
Examples from the Web for theatricals
They are talking of getting up some theatricals and concerts; I hope they wont.Lord Randolph Churchill|Winston Spencer Churchill
An energetic lady with a taste for theatricals seizes an opportunity for getting up a show.The Smuggler's Cave|George A. Birmingham
But is man fed by bread alone, even in the sugared form of music and theatricals?Germany and the Germans|Price Collier
How she flirted with Horace that night, when the theatricals were over!
I own this objection to theatricals is the greatest that can be urged.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley