Westport – and Fairfield County – are well known and respected for their appreciation of – and access to – the performing arts. We are so lucky to live in a community with so many amazing resources and options around us! Check out some of the amazing places you can go to be educated, entertained and more!
Westport Country Playhouse (Westport)
The Westport Country Playhouse is a historic theatre providing powerful and one-of-a-kind performances. It is a true Westport gem. The Playhouse is a non-profit that produces theater from playwrights, actors, directors, and designers of all backgrounds, while entertaining audiences and exploring human and societal issues along the way. It includes adult performances for annual subscribers and ticket holders (tickets can be bought by show!), and an amazing Family Fest, with professional shows ranging from Rosie Revere, Engineer to Elf on the Shelf and more! Stay tuned!
Note: They are gearing up for a full, in-person mainstage season in 2022! Plus in-person Script in Hand playreadings, ongoing virtual theater, education programming, and free community events!
Downtown Cabaret Theatre (Bridgeport)
The Downtown Cabaret Theatre offers amazing programming for children and adults. Their children’s theatre is truly incredible, and for over 38 years they have been putting a twist on our favorite classic tales (think Rapunzel, Wizard of Oz, and The Little Mermaid). Their Main Stage Theatre provides quality community theatre with new shows regularly. Their Main Stage Concert takes audiences on a musical tour throughout the decades and genres. You feel like you are seeing your favorites LIVE (think Abba, Carole King, Buddy Holly and Elton John)
Fairfield Theatre Company – FTC (Fairfield)
The Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC) is a nonprofit center for the arts and culture located in the heart of downtown Fairfield, Connecticut. We bring together a community of musicians, actors, artists, writers, fans, and supporters who are dedicated to the simple premise that the broadest spectrum of live entertainment and cultural exchange is essential to the vitality of our society.
“Orchestraing collaborations that have turned this swath of suburbia into an unlikely arts incubator” – New York Times
Palace Theatre (Stamford)
The Palace Theatre in Stamford has a mission to Entertain, Educate and Enrich the diverse population of Stamford, and Fairfield County. Their vision is to be the regional arts center for exhilarating performances that enhances the cultural, educational, economic, and social life of the community. They offer shows for kids (think BubbleMania and Paw Patrol LIVE) as well as amazing shows and concerts for adults.
The Prospector Movie Theatre (Ridgefield)
The Prospector Theater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing competitive and integrated employment to people with disabilities through the operation of a premium, first-run movie theater located in Ridgefield, CT. Employees of the Prospector, referred to as Prospects, are encouraged to sparkle, shine, and transform their passions into professions. It shows the latest and greatest movies in a safe- and fun- environment, and offers space for private events, birthday parties, and more!
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield)
The Ridgefield Playhouse is a theater located in Ridgefield, Connecticut with a capacity of 500. It hosts a variety of entertainment events such as the showing of films, plays or musical performances. The playhouse brings famous musicians, comedians (think Seth Meyers), and performances to Connecticut, and does not disappoint! During COVID, they have used an outdoor tent to continue entertaining, and they are a gem in our community!