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Westport Country Playhouse

Address: 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880
Phone Number: 203.227.4177
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Westport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Reimagining itself in recent years, Westport Country Playhouse is rapidly emerging as a nationally...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Reimagining itself in recent years, Westport Country Playhouse is rapidly emerging as a nationally recognized professional theater. Under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos and management direction of Michael Ross, the Playhouse creates five live theater experiences, produced at the highest level, from April through November. Its vital mix of works---dramatic, comedic, occasionally exploratory and unusual---expands the audience’s sense of what theater can be. The depth and scope of its productions display the foremost theatrical literature from the past---recent as well as distant---in addition to musicals and premieres of new plays. During the summer, the Playhouse is home to the Woodward Internship Program, renowned for the training of aspiring theater professionals. Winter at the Playhouse, from November through March, offers events outside of the main season---Family Festivities presentations, Script in Hand play readings and a Holiday Festival. In addition, businesses and organizations are encouraged to rent the handsome facility for their meetings, receptions and fundraisers

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Darien, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Even though this is close to NYC WCP brings amazing professional theatre to Connecticut! There is not a bad seat in the theatre and the seats are pretty comfortable. Staff is always helpful and nice!

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Norwalk, CT
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140 reviews 140 reviews
58 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went to Westport Country Playhouse last night for the staged reading of Mousetrap by Agatha Christie. It was wonderful, great actors, comfy seats, friendly staff, and refreshments at intermission. I'm sure we will return.

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Guilford, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We have been season ticket holders for the last four years and have re-upped for 2015. The variety, the quality the atmosphere and the professionalism all add up to a wonderful time.

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Milford, Connecticut
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129 reviews 129 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

must go back - really loved the place, cozy atmosphere and comfortable seating. not a bad seat in the house

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

This is part of a program where they have the reading of the play without supporting actors and actresses or scenery. This was a very articulate very sophisticated and very enjoyable performance last evening.

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We live in Westport and on the surface, really like the idea of having this playhouse in town. Unfortunately, the types of plays that my husband and I enjoy don't really align well with the plays chosen by the playhouse's artistic director. I hate to even admit this, but we have walked out on more than one play. Too bad... More 

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Bethel, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Very nice theatre with a great view of the stage from everywhere. I was in the next to the last row (Q) Orchestra and could see the stage very well. Nice temperature in the theatre so I was comfortable. Sound level great & nice snacks well priced during intermission. Free parking & easy parking on the premises.

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fairfield county, ct
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Above average theater for outside of NYC/Broadway. We highly recommend attending a play here any time of year.

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Westport, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse is excellent - and the renovated theater is spacious and lovely. There are many excellent restaurants in town for pre-theater dining.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

bad directions to boathouse restaurant which is pricey. but lovely play fine and getting tickets great.on phone

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