Wed & Sun matinee at 2pm
Wed & Thurs at 7:30pm
Fri & Sat at 8:00pm
The 102 year old Ivoryton Playhouse provides exceptional theatre experiences of professional quality to enrich, educate and entertain the diverse audience in the Shoreline region and beyond. In addition to the seven professional productions that run from March - November each year, the 280 seat Playhouse also produces many special events, fundraisers, educational events as well as summer children's theatre.
Often referred to as a jewel on the Connecticut shoreline, the Ivoryton Playhouse is a unique theatre with a fascinating history and exciting future. Built in 1911 as a recreation hall for the workers for the Comstock-Cheney factory, the building hosted silent movies, dances, town meetings, and vaudeville shows. In 1930, under the direction of Milton Stiefel, the theater became summer home of most of the great names of the American stage including Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Helen Hayes, and Tallulah Bankhead. The Ivoryton Playhouse is the oldest, continuously running, self-supporting summer theatre in the nation. Due to the generosity of many public and private contributors, the building has changed dramatically in recent years. In 2001, the Ivoryton Playhouse Foundation began a total renovation of the building which included new shingles, a new heating and air conditioning system, new seats and state-of-the-art theatrical sound and lighting systems. The Ivoryton Playhouse, has maintained its reputation as a first class summer theatre and now produces a year-round professional season of musicals, comedies and dramas.
DIRECTIONS TO THE IVORYTON PLAYHOUSE 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT 06442 From South/West. New York, New Haven: Get on I-95 North. Get off at Exit 65, Westbrook. Take a left at end of ramp onto Rte. 153. Travel four miles to the third traffic light. At first light turn left. At the next light, turn left. The Playhouse is located one and one-half miles on the right, at 103 Main Street. From East. New London, Niantic: Get on I-95 South. Get off at Exit 69. Bear right onto Rte. 9N. Get off at Exit 3. Go left at end of exit ramp. Continue straight through on Rte. 154 / Main Street for approximately two and one-half miles. The Playhouse is located on the right, at 103 Main Street. From North. Hartford, Middletown: Get on Rte. 9 South. Get off at Exit 4, Middlesex Turnpike/Centerbrook (approximately 18 miles south of Middletown). Turn right at end of exit ramp onto Rte. 154 / Main Street. Travel about 7/10 of a mile to the first traffic light. Turn right and travel one and one-half miles to the Playhouse located on the right, at 103 Main Street. From Old Saybrook: Get on Rte. 9 North. Get off at Exit 3. At end of exit ramp, take a left. Continue straight through on Rte. 154 / Main Street for approximately two and one-half miles. The Playhouse is located on the right, at 103 Main Street.