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Door County is renowned nationwide for it’s array of local, independent theater in settings unlike any other. There’s the historic Peninsula Players on the water, Northern Sky Theatre in the woods of Peninsula State Park, and Door Shakespeare in the gardens of Bjorklunden. Plus great performances to be found in venues large and small up and down the Peninsula. Find them all here.

  • Peninsula Players Theatre Earns Wisconsin Arts Board Grant

    A Wisconsin Arts Board grant has gone to Peninsula Players Theatre through the board’s Creation and Presentation Program. The funds will support the theater company’s continued development and presentation of outstanding community programs and theatrical productions. Peninsula Players Theatre’s community outreach includes preshow seminars, postshow discussions and its winter play-reading series, The Play’s the Thing. […]

  • Peninsula Players Theatre Announces Student Award Recipients

    Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the recipients of its annual student awards of $500 each. Graduating Door County high school seniors who have demonstrated achievements in and enthusiasm for the performing arts or who are pursuing secondary education in arts management, music or theater are eligible. Shelby LaViolette of Sturgeon Bay High School has earned […]

  • Rogue Theater Presents ‘Drive-in Theater’

    This summer, weather permitting, Rogue Theater will present “drive-in theater” matinees on July and August Saturdays and Sundays in the parking lot of Sturgeon Bay’s Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. The sloped lot offers an amphitheater-like setting. Actors will use microphones plugged in to the church’s radio frequency so that patrons can enjoy the shows […]

  • TAP, Write On Collaborate on #ENOUGH Project

    Third Avenue Playhouse and Write On, Door County are collaborating on the #ENOUGH Project: a nationwide initiative to encourage middle and high school students to write 10-minute plays about gun violence. #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence is a new campaign of theater activism that seeks to provide middle and high school students with the […]

  • TAP Talks, Happy Hour Cast Reunions

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) has developed two new ways to stay engaged with the TAP community since the pandemic forced the theater to close in March. TAP Talks is an online talk show in which co-Artistic Directors Bob Boles and James Valcq talk with actors, directors, playwrights and theater professionals. Each episode lasts about 45 […]

  • Rogue Offers Virtual Theater Camp

    Rogue Theater will host a Virtual Theater Camp for ages nine through 15 to provide family fun and creativity. Although the director will be available for guidance, it’s up to the actors to create their own scenes, including props and costumes, using items found at home. Not only will students learn theatrical skills, but this […]

  • Summer-Season Theater and Performance Updates

    The pandemic has severely affected the county’s theater and performance communities, with many deciding to forgo a summer performance season altogether. Here are those updates: • Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay has canceled or rescheduled its summer performances, with the first performance opening Sept. 3. • Peninsula Players Theatre in Fish Creek has canceled its summer […]

  • Door Shakespeare Cancels Summer Season

    Door Shakespeare has canceled its 2020 summer season. Wittenberg, Hamlet and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] were scheduled to run July 1 – Aug. 24. “To celebrate Door Shakespeare’s 25th-anniversary summer season in style, we brought together an amazing company of actors, designers, stage managers, directors, interns and staff,” said Michael Stebbins, […]

  • Early Summer Festival and Performance Updates

    As our communities work toward figuring out a “new normal” going into the busy season, the organizers of the traditional community events and festivals of May and June are also having to adapt. Many have canceled, postponed or rescheduled events. Here’s the status of festivals: Festivals • May 15-16: Annual Door County Scottie Rally has been […]

  • Rogue Theater’s Funniest Video Contest

    Door County resident Hope Copisky is the winner of Rogue Theater’s first Funniest Video Contest, held in April. She earned a prize package of farm-fresh items from Flying Tractor Farm valued at $50.  Rogue is now hosting its Funniest Video Contest II, which will run May 1-21. Contestants may submit clean, comedic skits and/or monologues, […]

  • Northern Sky Theater’s Virtual Fundraiser on May 23

    Join Northern Sky Theater for a daylong virtual fundraising event to celebrate its 30th anniversary. On May 23, celebrate “together” with footage of past performances – a debut of these clips from the theater’s archives. An online auction will open at 8 am, featuring one-of-a-kind offerings from your favorite Northern Sky artists. An all-day social-media […]

  • Humanities and Cultural Organizations May Apply for Aid

    Wisconsin’s humanities and cultural organizations may now apply for financial relief from the Wisconsin Humanities Council through its  Wisconsin Humanities CARES Relief Grant program, which will distribute close to $540,000 in federal relief funding to help organizations weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about eligibility and apply for grants of up to $10,000 at wisconsinhumanitiescares.org. The […]

  • Tune in to TAP Talks!

    Tune in to TAP Talks – a new, weekly online show during which Bob Boles and James Valcq from Third Avenue Playhouse talk to each other and with special guests about their backgrounds, previous TAP productions, what’s happening at TAP, upcoming projects and anything else that strikes their fancy. TAP Talks are live-streamed on TAP’s […]

  • Northern Sky Theater Offers Promise Passes

    Although its 2020 outdoor season has been canceled, Northern Sky Theater is selling Promise Passes for future shows, which are good forever for a show at the outdoor Park Amphitheater or the indoor Gould Theater. Promise Passes also retain either venue’s highest ticket-type value, even if ticket prices increase in the future. Many of Northern […]

  • As of Now, Door Shakespeare Continuing Summer Season

    UPDATE: This year’s summer season at Door Shakespeare has been canceled. See updated information here. Like thousands of other arts organizations across the country, Door Shakespeare is doing its best to navigate the challenges it faces and is considering scenarios to address them. As of now, the summer 2020 season will continue. Performance dates for […]

  • Peninsula Players Theatre Cancels Summer Season

    Peninsula Players Theatre, like so many other organizations trying to forge ahead during these unprecedented times, has made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel the summer performances of its 85th season for the safety of its artists, volunteers, patrons, employees and the community. At this time, Peninsula Players intends to welcome patrons for a fall […]

  • TAP Updates Safety Measures

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) has updated its safety measures to safeguard the health of its actors, patrons, volunteers and staff. The TAP office and box office are now closed to the public. Staff members are available at 920.743.1760 or [email protected] A Life in the Theatre has been rescheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 29. Ticket holders’ reservations […]

  • Wisconsin Film Festival Selections Available to Rent

    Numerous 2020 Wisconsin Film Festival selections are available to rent at 2020.wifilmfest.org/streaming-on-demand: Beanpole, Corpus Christi, L’Innocente, Sorry We Missed You, The Wild Goose Lake, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes and Zombi Child. Each film costs $12 to rent for a given period. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go directly to the Real Butter Fund, […]

  • Peninsula Players Cancels 2020 Summer Season

    Peninsula Players Theater has canceled its 2020 summer season. According to a message sent to fans and supporters, the theater’s board of directors and its management team examined a variety of scenarios, “and have concluded that the health and safety of its company, volunteers, and community must take precedence over all else at this time.” […]

  • TAP Suspends Two Additional Shows

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay is suspending two 2020-season productions – Driving Miss Daisy and Anyone Can Whistle – in addition to the previously postponed A Life in the Theatre and the previously suspended Tiny Beautiful Things. Bob Boles, TAP’s co-artistic director, has reached out to every artist who’s ever shared his or her talents […]