Definition of theatreland in English:



mass nouninformal
  • The district of a city in which most theatres are situated.

    • ‘The hotel is slap-bang in the middle of Covent Garden and theatreland, with Leicester Square and Soho also close by.’
    • ‘Shops on the King's Road and Sloane Street are hard to beat, and can be reached in 15 minutes, while London's museums, galleries and theatreland are also within easy access.’
    • ‘He did promote several big shows there but the Docklands was out of the way of Central London and West End theatreland, not then served by the light railway.’
    • ‘How dare the BBC damage the financial viability of London's theatreland by showing for free what would normally cost a group of four people in excess of the annual licence fee.’
    • ‘It was a venerable and respected venue with a proud history that Arthur had taken possession of in a bid to bring something new to London's theatreland.’
    • ‘Being one of theatreland's most respected commentators has its advantages.’
    • ‘He is a sensitive soul, plucked from the intellectual nursery of theatreland, totally at sea in this tough, artless world.’
    • ‘Morris does have one failing shared by so much of theatreland: a lack of knowledge of the world beyond the theatre.’
    • ‘I know all of you out there in theatreland think that critics are never happier than when they're trashing something, but it's - in most cases - not true.’
    • ‘This is the play's first outing, so the actor has not chosen the easiest re-entry to theatreland after his four-year break.’
    • ‘Barely having had a chance to catch breath after appearing in The Rat Pack in London's theatreland, Stephen Triffitt, will be in that tuxedo again celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra, writes Christine van Emst.’
    • ‘Pop icon Madonna is set to star in a new play opening in London's West End theatreland in May, a spokeswoman said.’
    • ‘You will not see a more spectacular scene in Yorkshire theatreland this Christmas, although costume designer Stephen Snell's high-heeled reindeer run it close.’
    • ‘I'm not really the kind of guy who goes to theatreland, despite there being a direct bus route connecting me to the breathing heart and soul of a fantastical array of productions.’
    • ‘But here is his problem: although the building is well placed in the heart of theatreland, the dining room is not blessed with great beauty.’