The section of a church theater or any other community building assigned into the market
- the area of a theater or show hall where in actuality the audience sits
- The part of a church, theater, or other general public building, assigned into audience.
1727, from Latin auditorium "lecture room," actually "place where some thing is heard," neuter of auditorius (adj.) "of and for hearing," from auditus, previous participle of audire "to listen to" (see market); additionally see -ory. Previously in the same sense was auditory (belated 14c.).
- university lecture hall
(letter.) The element of a church, movie theater, or any other general public building, assigned into the audience.
The side entrances to the auditorium were covered in with vaults of Greek construction; a curious feature is a tunnel from below the stage into the middle of the auditorium.