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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Theater

Mission: To provide theater performances and educational programs for the residents of key west and the florida keys as well as for the many visitors to the keys. We have been recognized as the "best professional theater in florida" by florida monthly magazines for many years. We also ensure maintenance of our historic playhouse on mallory square in key west.

Programs: The waterfront playhouse presents five main stage shows each season supplemented by at least three limited run special performances featuring the best professional entertainers in key west. In addition, the theater supports presentations by visiting shows, special performances by students of the performing arts, and arts education programs for the school children in key west. The theater supports the local economy not only through the use of local talent and merchants, but also by creating an important venue of cultural tourism in the keys.

provide stewardship for the historical building that is the waterfront playhouse. Includes operations and maintenance as well as capital improvements over time.

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Rating: 5

Florida Monthly Magazine chose the Waterfront Playhouse (operated by the Key West Players) as the best professional theater in Florida ! The Playhouse does not disappoint. Each season we present a delightful mix of comedy, musical, and drama -- with the major musical in the heart of the Key West winter season! We also present 3 or more one night only special events featuring the best of the talent of Key West -- a remarkable group of talented artists with experience on Broadway and across the other venues of America! If you are going to be in Key West, a show at the Waterfront Playhouse is not to be missed. Check us out on www.waterfrontplayhouse.org