Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of art and stagecraft are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον (théatron, "a place for viewing"), itself from θεάομαι (theáomai, "to see", "to watch", "to observe").
The Theater District is a popular tourist attraction in New York City. According to The Broadway League, Broadway shows sold a record US$1.36 billion worth of tickets in 2014, an increase of 14% over the previous year. Attendance in 2014 stood at 13.13 million, a 13% increase over 2013.
The great majority of Broadway shows are musicals. Historian Martin Shefter argues, "'Broadway musicals,' culminating in the productions of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, became enormously influential forms of American popular culture" and helped make New York City the cultural capital of the nation.
Theatre was an experimental mathcore outfit formed in the lower suburbs of Somerset West, South Africa in 2008. They bring genre-smashing music to the foreground that is both unique in construction and chaotic in design, which is brought forth by means of a notably destructive yet emotive performance, with "live shows that truly defy the norm".
Theatre started out, as any new project would, as a simple concept which came about when brothers, Tarquin and Byron Jones of the late Eve Of My Collapse began collaborating with JJ van Rooyen, former frontman of Era Of The Hero. After welcoming members Schalk Venter and Duke Negus, the band was set to begin writing. The writing process was difficult and intricate, as the band was yet to find its true sound. In early 2009, Schalk stepped down from his position as bassist, but remained a part of the band as art director and occasional percussionist. Theatre, quickly filled the position with former-Era bassist, Jacques Jordaan. The band was complete and ready to hit the stage.
But it didn’t have to be this way ...Urgent attempts are being made to unpack the rationale for a decision that has set a date of 12 April for the safe reopening of non-essential shops but has kept museums—along with children’s play areas, cinemas and theatres—closed. The present scenario begs two questions ... These issues resonate loudly beyond the UK ... .
For someone who has taken the Ishara International Puppet Theatre... “There is a common misconception that puppetry is exclusively for children ... Of course, we witnessed some brilliant children’s puppet theatre from the former East bloc countries a few decades back.”.
Theatre companies including Cahoots NI have described how they’ve responded with creativity and business savvy to generate revenue during lockdowns ... Cahoots NI, an independent company that produces theatre for young people, has attracted 5,000 viewers to its interactive shows, including its University of Wonder and Imagination.
Gezen told Erdogan. "Know your place." ... Gezen is a poet and theatre actor whose prolific career has included a role as a goodwill ambassador in Turkey for the UNICEF children's relief fund. Akpinar founded what is believed to have been the first cabaret theatre in Turkey and has played comedy roles in dozens of popular Turkish films ... ....
Numerous workshops for children are being organised by MAKTABA, including reading sessions in both Arabic and English, in which children will listen to stories that fire their imaginations and inspire them with lessons ... Also, the "Children's Theatre" workshop, where children will act out a story while wearing costumes.