Entertainment, Theater, and Music English Vocabulary

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The words below are some of the most important used when talking about entertainment. English learners can use this vocabulary to discuss theater, opera, music and art.

Entertainment - People

  • actor
  • actress
  • artist
  • audience
  • backing group
  • ballerina
  • choreographer
  • cast
  • composer
  • conductor
  • dancer
  • director
  • drummer
  • guitarist (lead / bass)
  • magician
  • musician
  • orchestra
  • painter
  • pianist
  • playwright
  • producer
  • saxophonist
  • sculptor
  • singer
  • vocalist
  • violinist

Entertainment - Arts and Crafts

  • carving
  • drawing
  • knitting
  • painting
  • pottery
  • sculpture
  • sewing

Entertainment - Artistic Events

  • ballet
  • concert
  • exhibition
  • film
  • play
  • opera

Entertainment - Inside the Theater

  • aisle
  • box
  • circle
  • curtain
  • footlight
  • gallery
  • lighting
  • microphone
  • orchestra pit
  • row
  • screen
  • scenery
  • set
  • speaker
  • stage
  • stalls
  • wings
  • workshop

Entertainment - Places

  • art gallery
  • cinema
  • concert hall
  • exhibition center
  • museum
  • opera house
  • stadium
  • theater

Entertainment - Verbs

  • applaud
  • boo
  • conduct
  • exhibit
  • perform
  • play (a part)

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