The mission of the Westport Country Playhouse is to enrich, enlighten, and engage our community through theater worth talking about and the welcoming experience of our Playhouse campus. Originally built in 1835 as a tannery manufacturing hatters' leathers, it became a steam-powered cider mill in 1880, later to be abandoned in the 1920s. Splendidly transformed into a theater in 1931, it initially served as a try-out house for Broadway transfers, evolving into an established stop on the New England straw hat circuit of summer stock theaters through the end of the 20th century. Following a multi-million dollar renovation completed in 2005, the Playhouse became a state-of-the-art producing theater, preserving its original charm and character. Today, the not-for-profit Westport Country Playhouse serves as a cultural nexus for patrons, artists and students and is a treasured resource for the State of Connecticut. There are no boundaries to the creative thinking for future seasons or the kinds of audiences and excitement for theater that Westport Country Playhouse can build.
Westport Country Playhouse
25 Powers Court
Westport, CT 06880
Yes! At the Playhouse we are compliant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, meaning that we do not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. Our facilities are equipped with elevators and ramps to help patrons with special needs. A number of accessible seats for patrons with mobility requirements are available throughout the theater. If you require an accessible seat, please call the box office before arriving at the Playhouse. A limited number of infrared assisted listening devices are available from the box office to aid in your enjoyment of the performance. You will be asked to leave a form of identification as a deposit when you pick up the device. Every second Sunday matinee of each show, we also offer open caption viewing.