noun (plural auditoriums or auditoria /-rɪə/)
- 1The part of a theatre, concert hall, or other public building in which the audience sits: the stage was small and the auditorium had only 366 seatsMore example sentences
- The gallery looks more like an old theatre auditorium, with a dress circle, an upper circle, and boxes on the sides.
- The debate was filmed by French television and Mr Cox answered questions from the news crew, with the audience in the auditorium as a back-drop.
- Bragg, who will also oversee that project, notes that the three auditoria will together hold more audience members than the National Theatre.
- 2chiefly North American A large building or hall used for public gatherings, typically speeches or stage performances: the National Indoor Arena is a magnificent auditorium and one of Britain’s premier indoor venuesMore example sentences
- See the massive dance floors proposed for the auditorium and sports hall.
- However, they hoped to get a glimpse of the Pope at a public gathering in an auditorium.
- This is the first fund-raising concert held by Music Network, an admirable organisation that brings affordable high quality music to regional areas that do not have the benefit of large concert halls or auditoriums.
early 17th century (originally in the general sense 'a place for hearing'): from Latin, neuter of auditorius 'relating to hearing' (see auditory).