Pre & Post Show Events

Make it an Evening (or a special matinee)

Cocktails, live music, behind-the-scenes insights — you’re invited to the party. There’s something for everyone!

Events in support of our Mainstage season plays.

6PM Pre-Show (First Preview)

Catering to subscribers and now open to the community, this event offers free catered food from a local restaurant and wine tasting from Castle Wines.

Select Wednesdays, Pre-Show

“Together at the Table” affords families the opportunity to enjoy a communal dinner in the Playhouse’s rehearsal barn and a casual conversation with an artist from the show before attending a performance together – all for $15 per ticket. Discounted ticket includes dinner and show; must attend as a family group with student-age children. Limited availability. For reservations, call the Playhouse box office at 203-227-4177

6PM Pre-Show (Thursday Preview)

PRIDE Night is a cocktail party for the LGBTQ+ community and friends, with live entertainment, a limited open bar from Troupe429, and appetizers from local restaurants. Local LGBTQ+ community partners will be promoting their organization and offer free SWAG. Please call the Box Office for more information on tickets.

6:30PM Pre-Show (Friday Preview)

This communal celebration is specifically curated for our black, brown and BIPOC identifying communities. This FREE event will highlight food + drink from Black-owned restaurant, plus live entertainment.


*This event is specifically for the black and brown community of Connecticut. We ask that you please respect the sanctity of this event if you do not identify as a BIPOC.*

8PM First Saturday

Celebrate the opening of each production along with the cast, crew and creative team at a post-show party following the performance.

First Sunday Matinee, Post-Show

Special guests take the stage for a conversation about the play and its themes moderated by Playhouse staff, followed by an interactive dialogue with the audience.

Second Wednesday Matinee, Post-Show

From movable scenery to lighting effects, trapdoors to design renderings, learn how the Playhouse technical staff brought each show to the stage.

Join us after the final Thursday evening performance of each show for a lively Q&A with artists from the production. The talkbacks take place in Jason Robards Theatre immediately following the performance and typically runs about 20-25 minutes.

No ticket or RSVP is necessary in order to participate in the Thursday Cast Talkback or Post-Play Dialogues. The discussions are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.

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