Guests can enjoy the Westport Country Playhouse just minutes away from the Westport Inn.
High quality live theater performances have been enjoyed by the community of Westport, CT and traveling theatergoers since 1931 when Lawrence Langer, a New York producer and his wife Armina Marshall Langer, founded the Westport Country Playhouse. It’s hard to believe that this nationally recognized, non-profit theater was originally built in 1835 as a tannery or that it also became a steam powered cider mill. The Playhouse has showcased many gifted actors such as Earl Jones, Gene Wilder, Paul Newman, Bernadette Peters and Joanne Woodward. Woodward, a well-known actress, wife of Paul Newman and artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse, helped to initiate the multi-million dollar renovation completed in 2005.
Currently, Mark Lamos, Artistic Director and Michael Ross, Managing Director continue with the direction of offering a cultural venue for patrons, artists, students and educators. There are live performances from April to November, special performances that support students’ curriculum, the Woodward Internship Program for aspiring theater professionals, Family Festivities presentations and numerous community events.