Although it may be a small venue, the Winchester Little Theatre puts on some high-quality shows in the Shenandoah Valley. Producing live theatre for over 85 years, the Winchester Little Theatre is a highlight in the local cultural scene. With top-notch entertainment for locals and visitors alike, this community staple is a favorite place to catch a production. Not to mention, the historic theatre is located in quite the unique building. Read on to find out more about the Winchester Little Theatre!
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History of the Winchester Little Theatre
Organized in 1929, the Winchester Little Theatre has a rich cultural history in the Shenandoah Valley. Established to present, produce, and encourage the acting and writing of plays, the theatre became a community hub for entertainment. While the very first production was staged at Handley High School, by 1955, the Winchester Little Theatre made its home in the old Bark Mill. Here, shows were performed in arena style (theater-in-the-round). In 1974, the Winchester Little Theatre moved once again, this time settling in at the old Pennsylvania Railroad freight station. This building dates back to 1895 and was bought by the theatre company through the ample support of friends and patrons. Shows are still held in the old train station today, adding another level of history and architecture to these cultural performances.
Catching a Show at the Winchester Little Theatre
Now, when you attend a show at the Winchester Little Theatre, you will be seated on three sides of the modified thrust stage. The intimate atmosphere, featuring about 100 seats, allows audience members to be right in the midst of the action. You will feel as though you are part of the performance when you attend a show. There are also shows that include a delicious dinner with the performance. Previous dishes have included chicken parmesan, Italian pasta, and Southern green beans, followed by apple dumpling. Are you licking your lips yet? In addition, the production value and acting are quite impressive. A top-flight performance awaits during your visit. There are several productions throughout the year at the theatre, and if you’re looking for events in Winchester, VA, to attend, a play should be near the top of your list! You will not be disappointed!
Upcoming 2017 Shows You Don’t Want to Miss
You Can’t Take It With You: May 12-27
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp: June 17-24
Into the Woods Jr.: July 15-22
Book Your Stay at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring
When traveling to attend a performance at the Winchester Little Theatre, make The Inn at Vaucluse Spring your bed and breakfast choice. Our inn features a variety of unique accommodations in the beautiful countryside of the Shenandoah Valley. Discover even more area attractions during your stay to get the most out of your Virginia getaway! And then, at the end of your day of adventures, settle in at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring for a peaceful night’s rest. We look forward to your stay!