Advertisements

Words Used to Describe Theatre Performances

Have your students found it difficult to come up with words other than “effective” or “lame” when evaluating aspects of a theatre show? Here’s a list of 250+ adjectives to use in that essay!

abhorrenthandsomeproficient
absorbinghard-hittingprofound
abysmalheartwarmingpurposeful
accessibleheavypurposeless
accomplishedhelpfulqualified
adequatehilariousquestionable
admirablehistoricalradiant
adversehollowrank
airyhumbleravishing
alarminghumourousreasonable
amazingimmaculaterefined
ambitiousimmersiverefreshing
amusingimportantregretful
appealingimpressiverelevant
appropriateinadequateremarkable
arrestinginappropriaterepugnant
astonishingincompetentrepulsive
attractiveincrediblerevolting
awfulineffectiverotten
badineffectualsatisfactory
barrenineptsatisfying
beautifulinferiorscenic
boringingeniousseamless
breathtakinginsufficientsecond-class
brilliantintelligentsecond-rate
brokenintenseself-indulgent
capableintolerableserious
captivatingirrelevantserviceable
cleverirresistibleshabby
cogentjollyshaky
coherentkindheartedsharp
colourfullacklustresheepish
commendablelameshocking
commonlarger-than-lifeskilful
compellinglavishskilled
competentlazyslow
conclusivelightsluggish
convincinglightheartedsnappy
dazzlinglikeablesolid
decentlistlesssombre
deeplivelysophisticated
demandingloveablesound
depressinglovelyspectacular
directmagenticspirited
disgracefulmagicalstandout
distastefulmagicalsterile
distinguishedmajesticsterling
divinemanicstriking
dramaticmarvellousstrong
dynamicmasterfulstunning
dysfunctionalmasterlysublime
effectivemediocresubpar
elaboratememorablesubstandard
electricmesmerisingsuccessful
emptymild-manneredsufficient
encouragingmiserablesuitable
energisingmodestsuperb
engagingmovingsuperior
enjoyablemultiskilledsuspenseful
entertainingmusicalsweet
enthrallingnauseatingtalented
enticingnegativetasteful
eventfulnoteworthytasteless
excellentobscuretelling
exceptionaloff-puttingterrific
excessiveoffensivetremendous
excitingoptimistictrite
exemplaryoutstandingtriumphant
exhilaratingoverpoweringtrivial
extraordinarypainfulunbefitting
eye-poppingpatheticunproductive
fantasticpedestrianunsuccessful
far-fetchedperfectunsuitable
fastpersonableunusable
feasiblepersuasiveuseful
feeblepettyuseless
finepicturesquevalid
first-classpitifulvaluable
flawlessplausibleviable
focusedpleasantweak
forcefulpleasingweighty
frivolouspointlesswell-constructed
fruitlesspolishedwell-defined
functionalpoorwell-made
futilepotentwell-rounded
gentlepowerfulwholesome
giftedpracticalwicked
goodpresentablewoeful
grandpretentiouswonderful
greatprettyworthless
grimprofessionalworthwhile
CHECK THIS OUT:  2012 Tony Award Winners

Not sure of a word definition? Click here

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *