The Waterbury Festival Playhouse -- Central Vermont's only Semi-Professional Theater

The Waterbury Festival Playhouse Brings You Its 2018 Season

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August Osage County

When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, you've got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

The Nether

"As a parable for where we’re headed on that big old highway in the digital sky, The Nether exerts a viselike grip, while taking you down avenues of thought you probably haven’t traveled yet." - The New York Times

Please note the show previously scheduled for 9/20 - 10/6 has been cancelled

Central Vermont's Professional Theater

We offer some of the best local actors and theater technicians that central Vermont can provide.

Dedicated to producing the highest quality non-musical shows possible, the Waterbury Festival Playhouse brings you the shows you won't see anywhere else. Also, we are so confident of the quality of our productions we guarantee them. If you don't feel you've seen a high-quality production, we'll give you your money back.

Our 2018 season is the 12th season for the Players and with it we return to our traditional 3 show season. This allows us to mix some drama in with our comedy. Whet your appetite with August Osage County and go even darker with The Nether. We also welcome Melissa Lourie director of The Middlebury Actors Workshop to our directing family.

See who's making this possible:


  • The Grossman family of Grossman Marketing
  • Louise J Mueller & David G Lagala
  • Jeffrey & Maryanne Larkin of Arvad's Grill and Pub
  • Carol & David Loysen
  • George & Virginia Pierce
  • Paul & Louise Reed of Sundown Corp.
  • John Reynolds of ST Paving
  • John & Val Vincent of Vincent's Pharmacy

About Us

The theatre is a 150-seat black-box style theater set in a unique fabric building (sort of a tent, but not really). It's set along Route 100 between Waterbury and Stowe, and is an easy drive from either direction. The parking lot is bordered by blueberry bushes, providing free preshow and intermission picking (in season).

The Playhouse is home to the Waterbury Festival Players, a professional group offering non-musical productions for adult audiences throughout the season.

The theater and its production company are the realization of the dream of George and Ginger Pierce to make this type of theater available to the performers and theater-going community of central Vermont. They are both active in the theater's performances and operation, and welcome you to enjoy the magic of live performance theater along with them.