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Trip Planner: USA / Illinois / Mount Carroll / Timber Lake Playhouse
The Timber Lake Playhouse, founded in 1961, is the oldest continuously operating professional and resident summer stock theatre company in Illinois.Plan to visit Timber Lake Playhouse and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mount Carroll attractions using our Mount Carroll trip itinerary website.
The playhouse stands in rural Mount Carroll Township, Carroll County, Illinois, a short distance southeast of the town of Mount Carroll. It is located on the Timber Lake reservoir, on the east branch of Johnson Creek, near the Timber Lake resort. The playhouse is adjacent to the Timber Lake Campground and Resort.
The current theatre structure was built and opened in June 1975, following a fire that destroyed the initial facility the previous year. The theatre is now outfitted with 371 fixed seats overlooking a 45-foot semi-thrust revolving stage. An additional 18 buildings on the ground serve various residence and preparation functions, including scene and costume shops and a large rehearsal pavilion.
Beginning in 2018, Timber Lake Playhouse operates under a Category X agreement with Actors Equity Association (AEA).
Timber Lake Playhouse reviews
Wife and I visit the playhouse this summer to see their production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Theater was reopened after being closed last year, and the building and surrounding areas were clean and..... more
Wife and I visit the playhouse this summer to see their production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Theater was reopened after being closed last year, and the building and surrounding areas were clean and..... more »
I love this place!!!!! It is spectacular! The performances are always very good. We love live theatre and see shows wherever/whenever we travel. The atmosphere in this theatre is electric...
I love this place!!!!! It is spectacular! The performances are always very good. We love live theatre and see shows wherever/whenever we travel. The atmosphere in this theatre is electric... more »
Great place to see a show, fun and friendly atmosphere. Seating has great sitelines and acoustics were really good. Can't wait for next season, getting the subscription, an excellent deal for quality entertainment.
Beautiful theater tucked away in a forested oasis surrounded by Illinois farmland. This theatre hires and recruits the best acting and directing talent. The seating is all tiered so there's no worry of being blocked. The show lineup is varied but all good shows. If you're nearby, make the trip here for a great night out. Also don't miss out on the free cabaret by the lake. Check with the theater on times.
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