Friday, October 30, 2015

Let the Playhouse host your Holiday Party

By Don Rebar
Community Engagement & Digital Content Manager

The world-class facilities at Westport Country Playhouse welcome thousands of visitors each year for mainstage plays, Family Festivities shows and more - but did you know that the same world-class facilities can be reserved for your special event?

With easy access from I-95 and Merritt Parkway, the Playhouse can easily accommodate events, both large and small.

"The grounds, the theater and the professional staff all combine to create a perfect environment for laughter, entertainment and fundraising," said Jeffrey N. Wieser, president and C.E.O. of Homes with Hope. The Westport-based organization, dedicated to responding to the tragedy of homelessness, holds their annual fundraiser in the 578-seat Jason Robards Theater.

Jason Robards Theater
Our largest space, the Robards, is perfect for events like a stand-up comedy performance by Tom Papa, Homes with Hope's 2015 headliner, as well as concerts and dance recitals. Performers have access to the same facilities as our professional actors, as our dressing rooms & green room are included with the rental package.

While most Playhouse patrons will be familiar with the Robards, there are also two smaller offerings that are suitable for smaller gatherings.

Sheffer Studio in the
Lucille Lortel White Barn
The Sheffer Studio in the Lucille Lortel White Barn is a great way to entertain 50-200 people for your corporate event, large party or reception. Chairs and tables are provided and can be set up in any configuration. Catering is easy, as a prep kitchen is located just steps away from the studio. And, you can add a touch of class to your event with accompaniment from our in-house piano!

For more intimate gatherings, our Smilow Lounge can be a great way for your guests to relax in a cozy atmosphere. This space - complete with private restrooms and prep kitchen - can hold 10-50 guests, with the possibility of extending into our mezzanine lobby. Production photos from Playhouse shows decorate the walls of this room and can help inspire creativity for business meetings or corporate functions.

Smilow Lounge,
as meeting space
All spaces include Wi-Fi, private parking, and Playhouse professionals who will think outside the box to make your event unique.

If you are interested in having your Holiday party, special event, fundraiser, reception or meeting at the Playhouse, please contact Kelly Richards at 203-227-5137 x.196 or

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