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    in theatre/at theatre

    I didn't understand this. I think 'at the theatre' is true.
    The person that i asked this said: we go to theatre and stay there a long time. So "in the theatre" is better than "in the theatre"

    Is this true?

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    #2

    Re: in theatre/at theatre

    If you are thinking of yourself watching a performance, you are at the theatre. If you are thinking of yourself as being in a particular building, you are in a/the theatre.

    We are interested in the correct pronoun, not the true​ one.

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    #3

    Re: in theatre/at theatre

    If it's a surgical context, "in theatre" is correct. "He will be in theatre a long time; Is he still in theatre?"

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    Re: in theatre/at theatre

    No. Your friend's reasoning is not good. It doesn't matter how long you stay there.

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