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Waterfront Playhouse

407 Wall Street, Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-5015
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great variety of shows

This is professional theater at its best. Key West is blessed to have many local top actors... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jackagnew1
Awesome Georgia McBride

Bought tickets for group of 9 family/friends so I had my fingers crossed that Georgia McBride was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lisa K
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Named "The Best Professional Theater in Florida" (Florida Monthly Magazine), The Waterfront Playhouse is a not-for-profit, professional theater located on historic Mallory Square in Old Town Key West that attracts locals and tourists alike with a wide range of comedies, dramas, musicals, concerts, and world premieres. Recent hit productions at the Playhouse include "The Drowsy Chaperone," "The 39 Steps," "August: Osage County," Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Lend Me a Tenor," "Doubt," "Twelve Angry Men," "The Full Monty," "Reefer Madness," "Urinetown," "Equus" and the world premiere of Hy Conrad's "Home Exchange." Join us for an exciting evening of theater in Paradise. When the sun sets, the curtain rises at The Waterfront Playhouse.
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407 Wall Street, Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is professional theater at its best. Key West is blessed to have many local top actors. Waterfront has around 140 seats so there is no "bad" seat in the house. Prices are fair allowing everyone to attend. Check out its' schedule. In February of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bought tickets for group of 9 family/friends so I had my fingers crossed that Georgia McBride was going to be good. It was GREAT! We all thought it started out a little slow, with set changes taking a bit longer than expected, but after about...More

Thank Lisa K
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Tom T, General Manager at Waterfront Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Lisa! We hope to see you and your group back next season!

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Great cast. The play is well written. Storyline well thought out. Couldn't be a better group of actors to play the characters. We re really enjoyed the night. Playhouse seats are comfortable. And there isn't a bad seat in the house.

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Tom T, General Manager at Waterfront Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review. Hope to see you back at the Waterfront!

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is not PG 13 for sure a worldly 16 year old maybe but a sheltered 18 year old welllll.... a spin on Sesame Street for sure, with exceptional whit, the actors, actresses and puppet masters are extremely talented...... the show is fast paced, electric...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Not to be missed! An unforgettable tour de force, crackling with wit, innuendo and insult! In a small-town church community, Margery is trying to teach puppetry to three teenagers and to put on a show for the parishioners. But the smouldering desires of the characters...More

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Tom T, General Manager at Waterfront Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words.

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Went to the play 1776 last night and it was terrific. Here for just a few more days and couldn't recommend it more highly. An incredible cast with incredible voices. REALLY enjoyed ourselves and it ws a packed house!!!

Thank Kathy S
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Tom T, General Manager at Waterfront Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you Kathy. Hope to see you when you return to Key West!

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We attended a production of 1776 while in Key West. The theater was excellent and the production was superb.

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Tom T, General Manager at Waterfront Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for the kind words.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Each winter's trip to Key West, we make sure to buy tickets to a Waterfront play, but this year I was a bit disappointed to find this January's offering was the musical, "1776." I had seen it before some 40 years ago around the time...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We were there for the first time recently and really enjoyed this theatre. Incredible old building, relatively small number of seats making it a very intimate setting. The seats were comfortable and the the acoustics good. We saw the OZ burlesque show and it was...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Thank you to the wonderful management of this great theatre, and cast and crew of Forever Plaid. We so appreciated the poster, signed picture and playbill. You can't imagine the surprise when we received it. This was a fabulous show. I took my 92 year...More

1  Thank Judith G
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Management response:Responded 30 May 2017

Thank you for joining us and the kind words! We hope you have safe travels, and please stop by if you are in Key West again!

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ilykw
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Sorry - just saw this. There is a bar, & you can take drinks to your seats.
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