Don’t miss your chance to go behind the scenes at one of Westport’s treasures.
Westport Country Playhouse opened its doors on June 29, 1931, in what was once a cow barn. For 92 years this designated National Treasure has presented more than 800 plays, 42 of which have moved to New York.
You may have seen some of the historic posters or production photos in the lobby. You’ve probably heard that many of the world’s most famous performers have played here, including Gene Wilder, James Earl Jones, Jane Fonda, Eartha Kitt, Paul Newman, and many others. More recently you may have seen Jonathan Groff, Kelli O’Hara, Leslie Odom Jr., Patti LuPone, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Ali Stroker perform on our stage.
Now you can learn more about the great stars that made the Playhouse their home with our behind-the -scenes tour. Get a look at how we put our shows together, using the best talent from New York and beyond. You’ll learn how a surprisingly large team of directors and designers bring a script to life. There will be set models, costumes, and a peek into the shop and dressing rooms. And you will have an opportunity to stand on the same stage that hosted so many stars.
Tours are free, last about 90 minutes, and are limited to just 25 patrons, so booking in advance is necessary.
Tours will begin at 10:30a.m., and are currently available on:
- Monday, August 28
- Saturday, September 2
The Playhouse is a fully accessible facility. If a member of your group has difficulty with stairs, please let us know when you RSVP.