Where's the best place to park?
We have our own parking lot, and the parking is free of charge! Please arrive early and carpool when possible. There is ample parking for patrons with special needs.
When are performances?
During our regular season, shows start:
- Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
- Wednesdays at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
- Thursdays at 8:00 pm
- Fridays at 8:00 pm
- Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
- Sundays at 3:00 pm
There are no performances on Mondays, and there are no matinees during preview weeks. There may be different performance times for special events, so please call our box office for specific details.
How much do tickets cost?
Ticket prices begin at $30 and vary per show, performance time, and seat selection. Buy your tickets early for the best prices. For more specific details about ticket pricing, please call our box office.
We typically do not offer rush tickets; however, we offer student rush tickets for $10 on the day of performances, available online up to an hour before the show. Check out our discounts page here!
Are there any ticket handling fees?
There is a $4.00 per ticket handling fee for ticket purchases on our website or by phone. For tickets priced below $25, the handling fee is $3.00 per ticket. There are no handling fees for in-person purchases at the box office. A $5.00 handling fee applies to all subscription orders.
When and where can I buy tickets?
Click here for season tickets, individual show tickets, Flex Passes, and Script in Hand tickets. Please call our box office or visit the physical box office in the lobby of Westport Country Playhouse during box office hours.
What are the box office hours?
During our regular season, the box office is open:
Tuesday: 12PM – 7PM
Wednesday through Friday: 12PM – 8PM
Saturday: 11AM – 8PM
Sunday: 11AM – 3PM
Tuesday through Friday: 12PM – 6PM
Do you have group ticket rates?
Click here for group ticket rates.
Who can I call for reservations for school-related groups?
Please call our Community and Sales Manager Jennifer Carroll at (203) 571–1133 for school-related groups.
At the Theater
Is the theater accessible for people with disabilities?
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.
Can I smoke at the theater?
Smoking and vaping are prohibited everywhere in the theater, lobbies, porches, and stairways. Please dispose of extinguished cigarettes in appropriate receptacles.
Can I bring my kids to shows?
We do not allow babes in arms during performances. It is Playhouse policy that children under four are not permitted at any performance, except the Family Festivities and Holiday Programs. For our regular season, we suggest 12+. We also offer age recommendations for each show, so please call our box office for more information regarding age-appropriate viewing. Viewing is at the discretion of parents and/or guardians.
For younger audiences, check out our Family Festivities Musical Series. We also offer Sitter Sundays. If you wish to know more, please call our box office.
If you choose not to bring your kids, babysitters and other emergency contacts may call the house manager during the performance at (203) 227–5137 x196. Please have contacts provide the location of your seats.
How should I dress?
People often think that when they come to the theater, they must dress up in business attire. However, at the Playhouse we encourage you to be comfortable when you come to see our shows. Feel free to dress in whatever makes you feel the most at home for a night at the theater.
When does the lobby open?
The lobby is open during box office hours.
When does the theater open for seating?
The theater generally opens thirty minutes before each performance begins. This is subject to change according to the needs of each production.
What if I arrive late?
All performances start promptly at the time listed on your ticket. Patrons arriving late to the performance will be seated by the House Manager at his or her discretion. Latecomers may be seated in locations other than those for which they hold tickets.
Does your lobby offer concessions?
A variety of food and beverages is available for purchase at the Playhouse concessions stand on the orchestra level of the lobby. In the summer, we also have concessions outside in the gazebo in the garden. All sales are cash only.
Are food and drinks allowed in the theater?
Beverages are only allowed in the theater in souvenir glasses purchased at the concessions. No food is allowed in the theater.
What amenities are available in your lobby?
Ladies’ rooms are located on both the orchestra and mezzanine levels of the theater, just to the side of the grand staircase. The men’s room is located at the top of the grand staircase on the mezzanine level. There is an elevator located at the lower level of the orchestra lobby, which may be used to reach the mezzanine level. All restrooms are ADA compliant. Water fountains are located outside the restrooms on both levels of the theater.
Can I take photos or video recordings during productions?
No! It is extremely disrespectful to actors and your fellow audience members. The Actors' Equity Association strictly forbids any photography or video recording of productions. (Please note: The audience may be photographed by Playhouse staff for archival and publicity purposes. If you prefer that your likeness not appear in Playhouse materials, please notify the House Manager.)
Can I bring my cell phone into the theater?
Yes, but for the enjoyment of all patrons, please silence all cell phones, pagers, and electronic devices while in the theater. If you use your phone during intermission, please remember to silence it for the remainder of the performance. Photography and video recording of any kind is strictly prohibited.
Is there a Lost and Found?
If you have lost or found an item, please see the box office. (Please note: The Playhouse is not responsible for loss or theft of personal belongings.)
After The Show
How can I deepen my knowledge of the plays, theater, and the social issues that arise in the productions?
Feel free to visit each production's individual page under the Our Season tab, where you will find information like a show synopsis, a cast page, a creative team page, videos, and a photo gallery.
Like and follow us on our social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
We also invite you to check out a Sunday Symposium, which occurs after the first Sunday matinee of each production, or a talk-back with the actors, which occurs on the third Thursday of each production. Both events are free.
How can I volunteer and in what capacity?
We are always looking for ushers at the Playhouse. Ushers are expected to arrive an hour before the show starts. Volunteers in this position are expected to present themselves according to our Code of Conduct, be able to answer questions, and direct people to their seats.
For more information about ushering or other possible volunteer opportunities, register here or call our House Manager Kelly Richards at (203) 571–1296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I donate?
The Playhouse is a non-profit theater, and can only survive with the generous support of donors like you. Please make your gift today.
Click here to donate to Westport Country Playhouse, or call our Special Events & Engagement Coordinator, Clare Livingston, at (203) 571-1134
Do you have any recommendations for food?
Check out Positano Ristorante right next to the Playhouse, which offers authentic regional Italian cuisine. Click here for a full list of restaurant recommendations.
Do you have any recommendations for accommodations?
Click here for a full list of hotel recommendations.
Westport Country Playhouse is committed to upholding a safe environment where people are treated with respect and dignity. We will not tolerate behavior and actions contrary to this commitment. It is our expectation that all staff, visitors, and patrons comply with this code of conduct. We reserve the right to relocate or remove any person from our theater who disregards this commitment. Please contact a staff member with any concerns, and we express our gratitude to those who join us in this responsibility.