Theatre Terms Resources

Links to websites containing glossaries of theatre-specific terms for teachers and students, from comedy and improvisation to acting and stagecraft. – Justin Cash

American Association of Community Theatre Outstanding list of general and technical theatre terms.

Cambridge International Comprehensive list of both general and technical terms for the theatre.

David’s Glossary of Theatre Terms Very comprehensive glossary of theatre terms.

East Los Angeles College Theatrepedia Useful glossary of mostly theatre genres and styles.

Grand Stage Company Glossary of theatrical terms.

ImprovComedy Excellent glossary of improv terms.

KET Education Excellent glossary of drama terms for the classroom.

Lunar Cow Design Useful list of theatre terms, , plus some theatre crosswords for students.

McGraw-Hill Another list of drama terms from publisher McGraw-Hill.

Oregon Public Education Network Small glossary of theatre terms.

Performing Comprehensive dictionary of technical theatre terms.

Peter D Lathan Useful glossary of theatre terms.

Playwriting 101 Useful list of playwriting terms and definitions.

The Ancient Theatre Archive Useful Ancient Greek and Roman theatre glossary.

Theatrecrafts Excellent glossary of technical terms for the theatre, searchable by letter, word or category.

Theatre Design Comprehensive glossary of theatrical terms.

TDF Theatre Dictionary Useful list of theatre terms with video examples (see above).

Tupelo Community Theatre Great list of theatre terms, useful for community theatre.

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