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akhara (Hindi) a gymnasium.
amphitheater an oval or circular building with rising tiers of seats ranged about an open space.
amphitheatral of or like an amphitheatre.
amphitheatre an oval or circular building with rising tiers of seats ranged about an open space.
amphitheatric relating to an amphitheater.
amphitheatrical relating to an amphitheater.
arena (Lat.) an area enclosed by seating; orig part of the ancient amphitheatre strewed with sand for combat.
arthouse a cinema that shows films regarded as artistic as distinct from popular.
auditorily (Adv.) AUDITORY, related to hearing.
auditory related to hearing (noun, arch.) an audience, a place for lectures
ballpark a facility in which ballgames are played.
ballroom a large room for dancing.
bandstand a structure for accommodating a band of musicians.
cinema a motion-picture theater.
cinematheque a small movie theater showing classic or avant-garde films.
clubland an area containing many nightclubs.
coliseum (Lat.) a large building or stadium used as a place of entertainment.
colosseum a large building or stadium used as a place of entertainment.
discotheque a place or event at which recorded pop music is played for dancing.
esplanade (Fr.) a level open stretch of paved or grassy ground, esp one designed for walking or driving along a shore.
fairground an area where outdoor fairs, circuses, or exhibitions are held.
funfair an amusement park.
funhouse an amusing place at a fairground.
funplex a large amusement complex.
groundling a spectator who stood in the pit of an Elizabethan theater; a person of unsophisticated taste.
gym (Short for) a gymnasium.
hippodrome a place set apart for equestrian and chariot races.
hippodromic relating to a hippodrome.
locale (Fr.) the scene of some event etc.
megaplex a cinema complex containing a large number of screens.
nightclub a club for drinking and entertainment, etc, open between evening and morning; (verb) to visit nightclubs.
nightclubbing visiting nightclubs.
nonauditory not auditory.
odeon (Greek) a building for the performance of vocal and instrumental music, esp among the ancient Greeks and Romans.
odeum (Lat.) a building for the performance of vocal and instrumental music, esp among the ancient Greeks and Romans.
palazzo (Ital.) an Italian palace, often one converted into a museum.
playfield a playing field.
playground a piece of land used for and usually equipped with facilities for recreation esp by children.
playland a recreational area.
poolhall a place where pool is played.
poolroom a room where pool is played.
racecourse a course for racing.
racino a racetrack that offers additional facilities for gambling.
rec a recreation ground.
rinkside the area at the side of a rink.
rollerdrome (US) a venue for rollerskating to music.
sandlot a vacant plot of sandy land in a town, esp one used by children for playing sport and games.
showground a plot of land on which an outdoor show is held.
snowdome a leisure centre offering snow and ice facilities.
spheristerion a room or court for ball games.
theater (US) theatre.
theaterland the main theatre district of a city, esp in the West End of London.
theatre a place for the staging of drama.
theatregoing the practice of going to the theatre.
theatreland the main theatre district of a city, esp in the West End of London.
turnhall a building where gymnasts practise.
vaudevillist a performer or writer of vaudeville.
videotheque a cinema in which videos are shown.
zocalo (Spanish) in Mexico, a public square or plaza.