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Address: 312 Wall St., Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040
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+1 305-294-5015
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Named "The Best Professional Theater in Florida" (Florida Monthly...

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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Top rate acting in a intimate venue

This venue was ideal for the play DeathTrap which we thoroughly enjoyed. Perfect location at Mallory Square. Plenty of restaurants to enjoy before or after. Will make this a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 May 2013
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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

This venue was ideal for the play DeathTrap which we thoroughly enjoyed. Perfect location at Mallory Square. Plenty of restaurants to enjoy before or after. Will make this a regular stop in K.W.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

My mother and me went to see Deathtrap last week while on our annual visit to Key West. This was the first time we have been to the playhouse and we were very glad that we decided to go. The play was great, the theater is just the perfect size - there is not a bad seat in the house.... More 

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Key West
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

My wife and I went to see Deathtrap this weekend. What a fantastic play in a wonderful theater. Not a bad seat in the house. The show was fantastic with such an elaborate and well done set. All the employees were very gratious. they have a small bar out front with competitive prices. The front row may be a bit... More 

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

We go to a play every year during our Key West visit and they are uniformly very good. This year, Death Trap was ever better.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

Absolutely blown away by this show! Everything was just amazing - and those shoes.....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

Great playhouse! Very limited seating. All seats are great. Highly recommend a show here. Price for ticket were only $45.00 for best seating. Located in Mallory Square. Great Jazz Club outside the front door of the playhouse.

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

Fantastic performance of Drowsy Chaperone. SOme of the best theatre we have seen anywhere and not too expensive. If you have a few hours free in the evening to see a show AND if you are lucky enough to get tickets, it's a must see. Talent is superb. Theatre is a short walk from most places and near Mallory Square.... More 

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Thank Donna R
Port Washington, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

We recently celebrated our 35th anniversary in Key West and saw the Drowsy Chaperone at the Waterfront Playhouse. We had a great time! We loved the singing, dancing and laughing. All the better served in an intimate theater where every seat is a good seat. If you are in Key West don't miss it since it is a first rate... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

Waterfront Playhouse excellent venue intimate. Good sound all seats unobstructed. Almost all shows have an edge to them and many will feel put off by course language, rough subject matter and adult "humor".

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Jeff J, Manager at Waterfront Playhouse, responded to this review

We're so sorry that you were unhappy with the content of the show. This season's productions (so far) were "The 39 Steps," "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," and "The Drowsy Chaperone" -- all very popular Broadway hits with very mild/PG language. If you did find anything offensive, please let me know so that I can tell you, in advance,... More 

Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

Currently showing at the Waterfront Playhouse is the comedy and musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. Everything about this show is super - the direction, the cast, the stage setting and the integration of lights and sound with the performance are just super!!! All 18 performers are perfectly suited for their roles - all are so good that you start to say... More 

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