Definitions for "National Theatre"
Britain's official theatre company. JB acted with the NT from 1967-'70. (He could have joined the troupe during its first season in 1963, but ran off to appear in My Fair Lady instead.)
Several countries have one or more national theatres. The Comédie-Française in Paris, founded in 1680, is widely considered to be the world's first national theatre.
The Národní Divadlo or the National Theatre in Prague is known as the Alma Mater of Czech Opera, and as the national monument of Czech history and art.
Keywords:  symbol
a symbol of the nation