Uproarious, clever, charming, spell binding, moving, provocative, mesmerizing, delightful…

A pride and joy of Rockland County, The Antrim Playhouse is a beautiful, 190-seat theater tucked away on Spook Rock Road in Wesley Hills. Our not-for-profit gem has been bringing acclaimed plays and musicals every year since 1936. We also put on special events, cabaret shows and original plays by local playwrights. We have on-site parking, are handicap accessible and offer reasonably priced tickets. Refreshments are served in our comfortable lounge downstairs where our walls are graced with the history of our celebrated theater. The box office opens 30 minutes before curtain. We have general seating so it is recommended that you arrive as close to box office opening time as possible to give you the widest selection of seats.

Our history goes back to 1936

The Antrim Players was founded in 1936 by a small group of college students home for the summer and unable to find jobs in those hard times. They followed the usual amateur group pattern – rehearsals in basements and parlors, performances given in school auditoriums. Plays continued to be produced even in the WW2 years. In the 1940’s, launching a new phase, the Players rented the Playhouse and it has been their home ever since, as the organization has grown and developed. In 1953, the owners decided to sell but offered first option to the Players before advertising the property.

Ambitious though it was for a small non-profit group, by dint of hard work and by selling long-term bonds, the large down payment was raised within three months. The Playhouse was secured and the present era of Antrim history began. Since then, the facilities have gradually improved under the prudent leadership. Comfortable seats and various physical assets have been installed for the convenience and pleasure of members and box office patrons, making it the attractive place it is today. In 1979, when the Playhouse was chosen by a TV company for filming scenes for an NBC movie, the producer (son of playwright Philip Barry) described it as “a little gem of a theater.”

We are thankful for our volunteers, some of whom have been quite famous

Our theater is completely run by dedicated volunteers who are serious about the arts. Through the years, Antrim has been the starting rung for many talented people who have gone on to professional theater, television and big screen success. Our stage has been graced by Helen Hayes, Fred Gwynne, Henny Youngman, Burl Ives, Tyne Daly, Hugh McPhillips, Christine Andreas, Rene Auberjonais, Milton Berle and many others. We invite people to join us as actors, producers, directors, lighting and sound technicians and performers. All our income comes from play receipts, donations and subscriptions for the season.

The Antrim Playhouse is perfect for fundraising

Are you looking for fundraising that is simple and profitable? Rent out our 190-seat theater for our Main Stage Productions and raise money for your organization. Rent our theater for a flat rate and you decide on the ticket price. Increase your profit by holding raffles, auctions, etc. Email your request to: [email protected]

Antrim Playhouse
5.0
Based on 41 reviews
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Betsy Franco Feeney
Betsy Franco Feeney
2019-10-10T19:59:19+0000
It is a great place to see a play -- it's an intimate setting.
Barry Arcuik
Barry Arcuik
2019-03-27T22:08:40+0000
Excellent place to gather and watch the play as well as enjoying dinner great aspects to the neighborhood they treat... you very polite and understandable been around for years and we hope it continues toread more
Jane Yorks
Jane Yorks
2019-02-24T19:39:46+0000
Many happy hours were spent on the boards and back stage with a great company of people from the 60’s though the... early nineties.read more
Christine Murray
Christine Murray
2018-12-16T04:42:33+0000
Adorable theater space in Rockland County
Thomas McGuire
Thomas McGuire
2018-11-11T15:18:31+0000
It's a very intimate theatre with good acoustics and lively performances...Every time I have gone I have end
Ginny Meissner Borton
Ginny Meissner Borton
2018-08-08T14:41:07+0000
One of the best Community Theatres around! Highly professional - filled with talented people from the actors on stage... to those who create the magic behind the scenes!read more
Karen Bednarz
Karen Bednarz
2018-07-04T01:44:56+0000
One of the best theaters in the metro area!
Erika Servidio
Erika Servidio
2018-05-13T00:58:11+0000
Cute theatre, but could use a little more updated parking lot..
Alexandrea Tombrakos Weiss
Alexandrea Tombrakos Weiss
2018-01-09T14:30:30+0000
Brianne Higgins
Brianne Higgins
2017-12-14T18:16:43+0000
Dina Medaglia Zeller
Dina Medaglia Zeller
2017-10-30T05:25:12+0000
My husband and I saw Nunsense today. The show was hilarious!!! Great performances by each of these incredibly... talented ladies ! What a blessing to have great theater right in Rockland County:)read more
Theresa Lyons
Theresa Lyons
2017-07-27T01:06:53+0000
Meredith Parker
Meredith Parker
2017-06-08T20:28:27+0000
What a special place, have seen many talented players here at the Antrim
Michael Di Simone
Michael Di Simone
2017-05-07T01:48:37+0000
Arieh Bellehsen
Arieh Bellehsen
2017-03-28T04:36:41+0000
Robin Benado
Robin Benado
2017-03-27T23:00:30+0000
Loved the show. Loved the theatre. Great acting. I am looking forward to going back!
Diane Mitchell
Diane Mitchell
2017-03-26T02:23:43+0000
Antrim Playhouse performance of Sylvia is fabulous!
Susan Pflaster Paintner
Susan Pflaster Paintner
2017-03-19T21:55:50+0000
We saw Sylvia and it was a delightful experience.
Lynn Applin
Lynn Applin
2017-02-25T14:05:57+0000
Antrim Playhouse has a certain charm about it that I love! It's a little theatre that has a comfortable, intimate... feeling when you step inside.read more
Lauren Stimeck Lacey
Lauren Stimeck Lacey
2017-01-28T15:41:45+0000
Phyllis J Dodge
Phyllis J Dodge
2017-01-21T04:07:17+0000
Thank you! What a gem in this county for dramatic arts. I truly enjoyed myself this evening. The acting was phenomenal!... I love love love the theater. Marveled at all the photos dating back to the 30's. Kudus to all of you! I will be attending more productions in the future!read more
Nick Byrne
Nick Byrne
2017-01-14T09:33:18+0000
Truly unique & special place. Great to perform there--- as well as seeing a show.
Vinnie O'Leary
Vinnie O'Leary
2016-11-01T21:28:29+0000
Single act play done like an old radio broadcast. Great story done by a seasoned talented cast. Excellent!!!
Cheryl Haedrich
Cheryl Haedrich
2016-10-31T22:20:25+0000
JoAnne Turner-Connelly
JoAnne Turner-Connelly
2016-10-29T01:53:20+0000
Una Cronin
Una Cronin
2016-10-10T23:37:19+0000
Patricia Barone
Patricia Barone
2016-06-13T22:31:55+0000
Wow! It was flawless. All of you should be so very proud of yourselves. The theater is comfortable and charming. ... Definitely worth an hour and a half trip back there.read more
Bonnie Timm
Bonnie Timm
2016-02-12T03:18:48+0000
Angela Gugliotta-Maher
Angela Gugliotta-Maher
2016-01-31T18:53:23+0000
My husband and I love to come often. Great local talent!
Jim Riley
Jim Riley
2016-01-23T04:24:56+0000
Great theater experience tonight and a lot--I mean a lot--of very enjoyable laughs attending Unnecessary Farce at the... Antrim Playhouse; kudos to the entire cast--live regional theater at its most excellent in comedic formread more
Shelly Marie
Shelly Marie
2016-01-18T03:54:46+0000
First time ever at the Antrim playhouse. my husband's nephew Anthony Bragaglia played Eric Sheridan in Unecessary... Farce. great comedy...recommend it to mature adults. playing until the end of February.read more
Sylvania Brown
Sylvania Brown
2016-01-16T16:22:54+0000
Julianne Butler Sterk
Julianne Butler Sterk
2015-10-22T16:51:55+0000
Anthony Gnagnarelli
Anthony Gnagnarelli
2015-10-13T14:10:53+0000
My 1st. experience at this theatre was opening night of Boeing Boeing. What a Beautiful Hidden Gem. I've never been... here before and it was a pleasure to see it. Not only was the performance fantastic but the space itself was amazing. Bonus Points for the night was seeing and meeting Tyne Daly. Now that I know it's here and what great shows they put on, I Will be Backread more
Catherine Brunelle
Catherine Brunelle
2015-10-08T16:40:42+0000
Excellent cast ... Funny and extremely entertaining!
Daria Carlevaro-Baeza
Daria Carlevaro-Baeza
2015-10-07T12:08:49+0000
Neil Battinelli
Neil Battinelli
2015-10-05T22:06:14+0000
This space is really something special and I wish more people can see what I see when I walk through these doors.
Lawrence Frank
Lawrence Frank
2015-09-22T20:15:07+0000
Joe Di Bartolo
Joe Di Bartolo
2015-05-15T01:16:24+0000
Always a thrill performing at Antrim!
Stephen Moscatello
Stephen Moscatello
2015-05-14T21:07:54+0000
I think it's a great place to learn , perform and make great friends
Kim Acquafredda Farewell
Kim Acquafredda Farewell
2014-07-21T04:14:36+0000
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