Our Next Production is Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks by Richard Alfieri

June 10, 11, 17 at 7:30pm and June 18 at 2pm and 7:30pm

Upcoming Productions

Next Production Starts In

2 PM Saturday Matinees, all other performances at 7:30pm 

Tickets: 815-232-7023
$17 per person

Where you can find us

228 W Clark St,
Freeport, IL 61032

(815) 232-7023


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What our theater goers are saying about us

I went with a group of 6 to see Rocky Horror for the first time at the Winneshiek. We have all seen the show before, just not at this location. Not only was the show well done, the hospitality was phenomenal!! We had the door held welcoming us, refreshments offered , an inviting holding room, and TONS of laughs! Thank you for an affordable, great evening!

Tammy Turner Ward

I love it’s old school charm. Did I hear there’s a house ghost too? Love it, so pretty and quaint.

Christy Borovoy

The Winneshiek Playhouse is truly a local gem. This is amateur theatre at its best!!

Jim Manson

Winnie is a local treasure that is shared with everyone who has a love of live theatre.

Mary Brunsvold Bohnsack

Just saw “Escanaba in da Moonlight” and laughed my butt off. Amazing show, and amazing theater. I can’t wait to head back!!!

Emily Freiburger

The oldest continuous running Community Theater in the country.

Roland A. Tolliver
Roland A. Tolliver

Great theatre, love the intimacy of it! Talent cannot be beat, a true treasure.

Janet Marie Vrtol
Janet Marie Vrtol

Our History…

Winneshiek Players is an organization of people devoted to the development and enjoyment of the theatre arts, had it’s origins in 1916. On April 28th of that year a production of “Arms and the Man” was given in the Orpheum Theater, on North Chicago Avenue, for the benefit of The Associated Charities of Freeport. The cast included such familiar Freeport names as Scott, Knowlton, Steenrod, Trueblood, Rosenstiel and Reinhold, and they enjoyed the experience so much they decided to continue.

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