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American Players Theatre

5950 Golf Course Rd, Spring Green, WI 53588-8036
+1 608-588-2361
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Entertainment par excellance.

Good theater and the best scenic view. Wonderful acting... some of the best actors in the US... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2014
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
A perfect night

It was our first time attending a theater performance and let's just say we already planned on... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2014
Madison, Wisconsin
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American Players Theatre is a professional, classical theater located just outside Spring Green, Wisconsin. Situated on 110 acres of hilly woods and meadows, APT boasts two theater spaces, an 1148-seat outdoor amphitheater and the 200-seat indoor Touchstone Theatre. From June through October, APT produces eight plays in rotating repertory – five Up the Hill and three in the Touchstone Theatre.Central to APT’s mission is a commitment to making these great works accessible to as wide and varied an audience as possible as well as educating younger generations in the joys of these classic plays.With annual attendance of over 100,000 and an annual budget in excess of $5 million, APT ranks as the country’s second largest outdoor theater devoted to the classics.
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5950 Golf Course Rd, Spring Green, WI 53588-8036
+1 608-588-2361
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Good theater and the best scenic view. Wonderful acting... some of the best actors in the US. Unusual venu. Good food can be brought or bought. Shopping in the boutique is for those liking original works.

Thank MatildaMonaghanMarti
Reviewed 22 February 2014

It was our first time attending a theater performance and let's just say we already planned on going back before it ended. We had heard about it and looked up some information, but nothing comes close to experiencing it. The Up The Hill theater is...More

Thank teewinot13
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I've been attending the plays at American Players for over 30 years and it just seems like each year gets better and better. They've expanded their choices to include more than Shakespeare so don't think you won't find something to enjoy. In addition to an...More

Thank kirchie
Reviewed 21 October 2013

APT is a lovely experience--both indoors and out. Outdoor evening performances have the added benefit of a moon rise over the stage! The indoor theater in the round is particularly inviting. All productions we've seen--modern and classic, comedy and tragedy--all have been very good. As...More

Thank Viajera51
Reviewed 11 October 2013

The outstanding quality of the productions is most important to this venue. The actors, scenery design for outdoor theater, costumes, and lighting design are professional. There is now an indoor theatre available for productions. I have never been disappointed in the several productions I have...More

Thank mmarsh70
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Given paper napkins to wipe the rain from our seats all the patrons bundled up under tarps, blankets and big, view-blocking umbrellas to await the start of 'All My Sons' final showing. A colourful and amusing sight made even more enjoyable by the slightly over...More

Thank C B
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We have been coming to APT for years. The 2 venues of the outdoor theater and the Touchstone are wonderful values. We will continue to be patrons for many, many more years. "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern" sparkled with energy and laughter. Antony and Cleopatra was strongly...More

Thank Hwy61Revisited
Reviewed 28 September 2013

We just returned from the matinee performance of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. From the minute we walked in until we finally gave up and left it was raining quite hard. The acting was probably pretty good but having to get soaking wet to watch...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 19 September 2013

If you love Shakespeare and quality theater under the stars or at their Touchstone Theater,place APT on your list of 'must to dos'. For decades APT has been thrilling audiences. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy yourself prior to the play at tables provided at...More

Thank GiseppeGord
Reviewed 11 September 2013

This is our 2nd time at the APT. We enjoyed it so much we decided to come back! Our first show was an evening performance, but this time around we enjoyed an afternoon play. Both have been comedies and were excellent performances. The stage is...More

Thank JHughes50
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Barbara S
7 July 2017|
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Response from TravelDude45215 | Reviewed this property |
It's open air
Susann S
24 May 2017|
Response from Sara Y | Property representative |
Hi Susann, Thanks for your question. In case of inclement weather, we will make every effort to perform, including playing in light rain. Also, we may hold the performance to allow weather to pass. A decision to play or... More
Brianna K
13 March 2017|
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Response from wfbsg | Reviewed this property |
You can check their website for ticket prices. Tickets cost less in September. Whatever the price it is some of the best theater you will ever see.