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“A gem!”

The Bradley Playhouse
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Putnam
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Vote Yankee Magazines 2016 Best Community Theater in New England, come see why we are THE place to visit in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut. Quality community theater providing 8 main season shows and numerous additional evenings of entertainment.
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We first moved out to Eastern CT about 20 years ago and caught a couple of plays at the Bradley as a night out. Wow-ed by the talent and quality of the shows, we soon became season subscribers. Over the years, we have seen many shows here--some better than others, but some truly legendary! This is not your standard community theater; it is definitely a step above. Couple that with a beautiful and historic theater of a perfect "intimate" size, comfortable seating, a balcony level, and good views from just about anywhere, it is just a wonderful experience. They have various shows, some aimed at adults, some aimed at children, and some with all-ages appeal. Every year there is a nice Christmas show as well to get you in the spirit of the season. I must say, I have as much fun going to the Bradley as to, say, the Goodspeed, and the Bradley is much cheaper! Its popularity has grown (deservedly!) over the years as well, and it is now wise to get tickets in advance for a particular show you want to see. There is a small concession stand for popcorn and standard (non-alcoholic) refreshments. Be forewarned however, that there can be a long line for the bathroom at intermission, so try to avoid that if you can!

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TheBradleyPlayhouse, Manager at The Bradley Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Thank you for your review! We work hard to put on a quality show, and continue to work to improve the theater facilities. Our recent expansion of the rest rooms have helped to reduce wait times, and we are looking at other enhancements to increase our patrons enjoyment of the shows. We appreciate your patronage!

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We saw Man of LaMancha on Saturday night. The show was delightful! The price was very reasonable. I am prompted to write for an odd reason - most of the seats in tha balcony had lots of legroom! When they remodeled the theater they apparently took out every other row in the balcony, and now you can stretch out your legs. This applies to all but the first row of the balcony.

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TheBradleyPlayhouse, Manager at The Bradley Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoy the extra leg room in the balcony! With our new reserved seating system, you can be sure to enjoy that leg room with every show!

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We have been going to plays at the Bradley Playhouse for over 15 years and it is easy to see that everyone is deeply involved and committed to putting on a great production!

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

The Bradley has been around forever and we've taken in many, many shows at this quaint theater! It's always a great time, great shows, great performers and not a bad seat in the house!

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Intimacy, variety of offerings-musicals, drama, Christmas shows in December. The Bradley is a sweet jewel in Putnam''s "do-over" since I came here 2 yrs ago. It sits next to funky antique shops art gallerys, local bookstore and several excellent restaurants.The talent are not bush league; they are quite good, in my experience and worth the 15 to 20 dollar ticket prices.

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