Belfry Music Theatre
Belfry Music Theatre
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The Belfry Players, Inc., also known as the Belfry Theater and Belfry Music Theater, is a theater facility and acting company in the town of Delavan, adjacent to the village of Williams Bay. Established in the remains of an historic and deconsecrated Mormon meeting house, the Belfry was the first summer stock theater in Wisconsin.
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  • Somuchtosee2019
    4 contributions
    A first time that wasn't painful
    My husband and I, along with my MIL and her bestie from high school went to see On the Border last night - which is an incredible Eagles tribute band. Let me tell you that these guys from NC are AMAZING!!! It was an absolutely fabulous show and the venue was great. It was our first time to the Belfry (located near the intersection of Hwy 50 and 67 in Walworth County) and I loved how clean everything was, from the theater area to the bathrooms. The volunteers that helped with parking were wonderful as well. Just know that in order to park in the lot by the building, you need to have a handicap placard, otherwise you park across the street. But, even that isn't a big hassle as they have volunteer 'crossing guards' to help you across. But beyond that, one of the biggest takeaways for me is this - anyone that's been to concerts/shows at different venues knows that you're paying around $4 for a simple bottle of water. The Belfry far exceeded any expectation that I could have had...they gave every one of us a complimentary bottle of water upon arrival! Then, when we were leaving after the show, they offered a chocolate chip cookie and an ice cream Dove bar! It definitely shows that they value their clientele and aren't looking to nickel and dime you for every little thing. It's well worth the hour drive to enjoy a show at the Belfry! We'll be back!
    Written August 27, 2021
  • John Marra
    Williams Bay, Wisconsin3 contributions
    Phenomenal and Totally wonderful!!!
    We must once again commend the management of the Belfry Theater right here in our home town of Williams Bay, I have left serveral previous reviews for past shows we havs been privlided to see there and in each we have expressed our thanks and appreciation to the management for bring such "top noticd: entertainment to this local venue for us to enjoy. Well we once again attended one of the current shows this time a Tribute to the 50s and 60's performend by Texas Native Lande Lipinski and his band and femal singers, we can only say it was one of the most phenomenal shows of this type of music we have ever seen or heard, the performance by Lance and his band left everyone of us "Rocking and Rolling" until the last note of the last song, it truly was one of a kind entertainment. So once again to the management of the Bellfry, stage starff, and volunteers we can only say thank you thank you and thank you, for bringing this first class entertaining to us locals and visitors alike, tonights performance was a 10+ rated event!!!!
    Written September 3, 2022
  • Paul S
    1 contribution
    Wonderful Experience
    We went to the Belfry this past Saturday evening to celebrate my wife's Birthday and we saw the Abba tribute. This was our second time at the Belfry and the evening was spectacular!! We sat in the front row and dancing to Abba's last song of the evening "Dancing Queen" was magical! I would highly recommend the Belfry Theatre and everyone who works there is so helpful and cheery. The last touch of receiving a free dove bar as you leave the theatre is a great representative of how the entire experience is 1st Class.
    Written September 27, 2021
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Amy B
2 contributions
Aug 2020
I usually don't complain, and all of the other shows we've seen at the theater have been excellent with great customer service. I had purchased 3 tickets (well in advance) to the Dean Z show on August 1. A week prior to the show, I was called by a man from the theater. He informed me that they had to move my seats back 2 rows for social distancing. He never apologized and was just very matter of fact. It wasn't really a problem until I looked on the website, and they seats they moved mine to were in a completely different price zone. I was miffed that I wasn't offered any kind of reimbursement for price in since they moved me to a cheaper section. I called to tell the theater that we would not be attending the show. I know that if you can't make the show to call in advance and they'll hold your tickets for another show at another time. I left a voice mail and also a Facebook message saying that we couldn't attend the show, and I'd prefer a refund since they moved my seats to a cheaper section without any kind of apology. No replies to those calls and messages. The night of the show, I sent another FB message stating I'd like a refund of $213 which is what I paid for these tickets. Somebody replied and said that the refund would be issued within the hour. It's been a week, and still no refund to my bank account. No return phone calls or messages from the theater. I normally wouldn't complain, but don't tell me you're going to refund me if you're not going to do it!! I get it..we're in a pandemic and your theater needs every nickel to survive, but so do I!!! I don't appreciate being lied to.
Written August 8, 2020
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klo
7 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
What a fabulous ending to the 2022 season with last night's show by Chicago Rewired. They rock the theatre whenever they're here, but so sad the season is over after such a great year of quality, talented bands both regular and newcomers who have knocked it out of the park. The Belfry staff who is so kind, welcoming and talented keeps this theatre on track for such an enjoyable experience time after time. Can't wait for the 2023 season to start again after the break.
Written December 18, 2022
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bkstover
2417917 contributions
Jun 2022
From the outside, The Belfry Music Theatre is unassuming. However, once you're seated and the music starts, you are blown away! The acoustics are the best I have heard, and I have visited all types of venues. The staff and volunteers are extremely pleasant and make you feel welcome the minute you walk in the door. Cheese and crackers are offered as free snacks, along with complimentary bottled water. Wine is available for purchase as well. Cell phones are only allowed out once per set, which is good because you get totally absorbed in the show without any distractions. I live 500 miles away but cannot wait to go again!
Written July 10, 2022
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Greg B
Rockford, United States116 contributions
Jul 2022
This venue is amazing. Intimate theatre with great acoustics and comfortable seating. The staff at the venue are almost all volunteers and they did a wonderful job of making us all feel welcome. Intermission featured cookies and we all received a Dove Bar on the way out of the performance.

We saw On The Border, an Eagles Tribute Band and they were outstanding. We've seen the Eagles live before and these guys are right there with the original group. The famous Eagles harmonies are alive and well with this band and were on full display when they sang Seven Bridges Road. This is a must see venue and they have shows booked with many different bands through the start of the holiday season.
Written July 4, 2022
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KLogie
4 contributions
Jul 2021
7/29/2021 Heart by Heart concert at the Belfry Music Theatre was one of the most surprising and incredible concerts I have attended here. What a fabulous night! I am a member of the Belfry and can't believe anyone has not yet discovered this jewel in our midst. Warm, welcoming and accommodating staff and volunteers make you feel at home and comfortable. Seating, lighting and sound is top notch and the caliber of the tribute bands for the most part is incredible. Variety of shows for everyone. This week Heart by Heart had the building and crowd rocking (phenomenal guitar work); last week, Terry Barber had me mesmerized and enchanted with his Andrew Lloyd Webber tribute; and yet to come Neil Diamond, Chicago, Eagles and Rolling Stones tributes...some personal favorites. Easy location, easy parking and the value of most of these shows is priceless and a memory/experience to remember. There are not enough positive adjectives to express the joy of the Belfry!
Written July 30, 2021
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George
Geneva Lake Area, WI4 contributions
Jun 2020
We have attended several concerts this season already - most recently Chicago Rewired. The live music is fabulous always. But special appreciation must be given to the staff and volunteers for providing a safe venue for the best entertainment. Please help keep the Belfry Theatre alive in our community. Attend concerts or take advantage of the livestreaming that is available. Support the Belfry!
Written July 3, 2020
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Dan and Nadine
Lake Geneva, WI1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
Not sure where you all were at this evening but I was once again supporting our local music venue and may I mention one of the best right here in #walworthcounty! Not only tonight, but every time I have attended a show at Belfry Music Theatre it has been nothing but ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! From Mike and the team of volunteers to sound, lighting and staging and did I mention they serve 🍷 during intermission? Oh! Before I forget the unbelievably and irresistible Dove bar when you leave. So here is the deal folks…you need to go and experience this venue for yourself…not a bad seat in the house! If you happen to grab a couple of complimentary tickets which is rare, please remember that this venue would not be possible without donations or volunteers. I was fortunate to have received tickets for the show this evening but couldn’t leave tonight without making a donation to the foundation as I am very grateful to have this venue in my backyard. Casi Joy, you are a beautiful soul, full of life and love that you shared with all of us this evening. We felt honored that you were here sharing what you love to do. Continue to move mountains and give goosebumps to all with your voice and presence! ❤️☀️🌈🌹till next time🎶
#TheVoice
Written August 7, 2021
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1999Talia
31 contributions
Oct 2021
What a great experience! The Belfry staff was exceptional! The theater seats were comfortable and the view to the stage was great no matter where you sat. The Infinite Journey concert was amazing! A class act with solid hits and bonus material as well. What a great night! We will definitely be back. There was a wine bar available before the performance and during intermission, along with unlimited water bottles, cookies (during intermission), and a Dove Ice Cream Bar after the concert. Very well organized and easy, free parking across the street with attendants who guide you to the entrance. Plan for a 3-hour get-away featuring some of their greatest hits. Well worth the money and time. Thank you for a wonderful night!
Written October 18, 2021
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A LaMotte
Lake Geneva, WI1 contribution
Jun 2020 • Couples
Outstanding venue!! The personnel do it right!! Customer service is exceptional. They solicit feedback and implement. They continuously make improvements to the facility etc. Their staff are good in their fields of work. The tribute bands are incredible. In addition, during this COVID-19 time, they’re being responsible taking the necessary precautions and they expect those attending to be responsible as well.
The band last night, British Invasion Years was phenomenal!! Incredible talent (vocals & instrumental), their personalities came through and they truly enjoyed playing together.
We’ve been to numerous shows through the years and this group was definitely in my top 5! Far exceeded my expectations!!
Can’t say enough good things about this venue!! Every year they do it right!!! Thank You!!
A LaMotte
Written June 27, 2020
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Chicago8545
Chicago Illinois11 contributions
Jul 2021
This is how concerts should be! Smaller setting, in comfortable atmosphere, the sound quality is amazing as is the lighting. Most importantly the music is amazing. I became a member after my first show and I do even live in Wisconsin. You can listen live stream, get cheaper tickets, up close seating for your membership.

For those over 60 - parking is inches from the door if you have a handicap sticker. For all others, it is simple and across the street. No long walks, no hassle. New building, very accommodating staff.

Amazing ticket purchase policy. If you buy tickets and can not go, no questions asked, they change for a future show.

These people are all about the music and your joy. Even my 20 year old kids LOVED the show and sang along.

BUY the MEMBERSHIP. It is a no brainer. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!
Written July 10, 2021
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