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!

6PM Pre-Show (First Preview)

This event is the new and improved version of “Taste of Tuesday.” Still 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. “The Chat” is a Q+A portion of the event where a member from the production or the community will talk for 15 minutes with a WCP staff member about the performance our patrons will shortly see. Patrons are encouraged to ask questions to guest speakers. Conversations are not limited to production. Questions and comments can be centered around their journey in the theatre industry or work in the community. Please call the Box Office for more information.

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.*

Select Thursdays, Post-Show

Our Post-Play Dialogues offer audience members the chance to participate in a conversation about the show moderated by members of our artistic staff. No ticket or RSVP is necessary — the discussions are free and open for all.

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.

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.

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