As an all-volunteer theater, we only staff the box office one hour before curtain on performance nights. The easiest way to make reservations is to email us your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the date of performance requested, names of members and number of non-members. We will try to accommodate requested seating preferences, giving priority to our members. A phone number where you can be reached is also appreciated. Sending us an email allows us to easily reply and confirm–usually within 24 hours–the availability of seats. If you prefer to make your request by phone, call 815-232-7023, and leave us the same information. You will receive a call back, but not sooner than two weeks before the opening performance. Calls close to performance dates may make an immediate response difficult. Please understand that we are working within the practical limits of our volunteer staff.
Winneshiek offers several levels of business membership and sponsorship participation. In addition to promoting your business, contributions may be tax deductible. Email the theatre at email@example.com for more information about business sponsorships.
Curtain times are 7:30 pm, unless otherwise specified. Please check show schedule for exact times. Seating begins one half hour before curtain time. Please arrive early enough to allow time to avoid seating problems. Please call the box office if you will be late or are not coming. Tickets not picked up five minutes before curtain will be re-issued if there is a waiting list.
Non-member tickets $17 each. Group discounts apply for 10 and over. Please inquire.
Discounted ticket prices are available to local organizations for blocks of seats on selected performance nights. Please contact the box office for more information.
Group rates for non-members [must be pre-paid]:
25+ $ 13
50+ $ 12
Winneshiek Players is located at 228 West Clark Street in the heart of downtown Freeport , Illinois .
Season Memberships, which provide one seat at each of the four season productions, may be purchased for $40. Those over 65 may purchase a membership for $36 and those who have been active volunteers in the prior season pay only $32. By purchasing a membership, you not only enjoy a substantial savings over the individual ticket price, you also benefit from early seating preference and have a vote in the annual meeting, with input in electing board members and making decisions for the theatre. Gift memberships are available and are perfect for that hard-to-shop-for person. Email the theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Download a Membership Form and send it in today!
Winneshiek Players, Inc.’s purpose is two-fold:
1) To provide quality, live theatre for our membership and the community at large, and;
2) To provide our members, and those in the community who have an active interest in theatre, an opportunity to use their talents and energies in the production of Winneshiek shows.
The basic support for the corporation is its dues paying membership. This group represents the main source of funding, talent and manpower. The corporation shall continuously encourage new people to become involved in order to broaden the base of support, and to offer the maximum number of people an opportunity to take part in the theatre experience.
Members at the STAR level and above are entitled to special Patron Privileges that include easy, advance seating reservations by email, phone or through our website, as well as recognition in our Playbill for each show of the current season.
The Winneshiek Theatre is available for use by other organizations for shows, speaking engagements, weddings, and other events which do not conflict with the regular season productions. Email the theatre at email@example.com for more information.
One of the wonderful things about the Winneshiek Theatre is that it exists for Freeport and the surrounding communities. We are supported by your generous donations and memberships, making you feel very much like a part of the family. This truly is your theatre. Whether on stage, back-stage, or in the audience, Winneshiek volunteers and members can take pleasure in getting together with old friends and making new ones while enjoying the performing arts.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the theatre. Many people devote long hours in bringing a play to life on the stage. Each person contributes unique talent and skill. Each volunteer is a part of each keystone on every flat, each stipple of texture on the scenery, each stitch of the costumes. We share the joy when the lighting enhances that beautiful moment. We take pride in the laughter or the tears that the actors evoke. We delight in learning new skills with each show.
Why not share the magic? If you’ve considered getting involved in community theatre, now is a great time to get started! Just call the theatre at (815) 232-7023, or fill out the form below and we will take it from there!