Door County is a theater lover’s paradise. Drama aficionados across the country praise the performances at these local theaters. Come and find out for yourself what makes this Wisconsin peninsula so distinct. There’s no better place than the Third Avenue Playhouse for a professional and personal theater experience. Read on to find out more about the distinct art-centric culture in Door County. Then, download our exclusive Vacation Guide to start planning your trip today!
Lights, Camera, Action! Catch a Show at Third Avenue Playhouse
Nothing compares to seeing a live show at the theater. Plan the ultimate date night with your significant other at the only year-round professional theater in Door County.
About the Third Avenue Playhouse
The Third Avenue Playhouse opened its doors in June 2012. This 84-seat converted movie theater has quickly become a successful performing arts theater. The organization puts on a variety of productions, including comedies, musicals, dramas, and operas. Past successful performances include: Billy Bishop Goes to War, Lungs, and Shinbone Alley.
Third Avenue Playhouse offers more than excellent stage productions. Their special events, such as concerts and comedy shows, feature local and nationally known talent. Every holiday season, the Hagen Family Christmas show, put on by a local folk musician, delights families throughout the county.
Visit Third Avenue Playhouse
The Third Avenue Playhouse is located in downtown Sturgeon Bay, just minutes away from other great Sturgeon Bay attractions. Spend a day strolling around the waterside town, then attend a marvelous show at night. Check out which plays you can expect to see during your visit and reserve your tickets before they’re gone!
Tip: During your visit, check out the lobby’s art gallery to see the work of a featured local artist on display.
The Show Must Go On
If seeing one performance at the Third Avenue Playhouse isn’t enough, there are plenty of other great theaters in the area. Experience Door County’s focus on the arts first-hand by attending shows at some of our other favorites as well. Explore the natural setting of Northern Sky Theater, a seasonal outdoor theater in the heart of the beautiful Peninsula State Park. Or, opt for a lakeside show with the Peninsula Players, America’s oldest resident summer theater. This unique venue has a beer garden and campfire for attendees to enjoy. Last but not least, all Shakespeare fans love Door Shakespeare. The summer theater dedicated to celebrating the life and works of William Shakespeare.
After the Curtain Call, Return to Your Room at The Ashbrooke
Seeing a play at the Third Avenue Playhouse is one of many exciting entertainment options in Door County. Live music, art galleries, state parks… when you stay at The Ashbrooke, you’ll be in the center of it all! Our deluxe Ashley Rooms features a king bed, 42″ TV with HBO, and an intimate outside sitting area. Take a dip in the whirlpool Jacuzzi, work out in the fitness room, and enjoy complimentary Wifi throughout the property.