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Timber Lake Playhouse, Mount Carroll

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The Timber Lake Playhouse, founded in 1961, is the oldest continuously operating professional and resident summer stock theatre company in Illinois.
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).
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  • 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 »
  • Awesome show. Singers, dancers and musicians were talented and entertaining. Great way to celebrate Christmas.  more »
  • An absolutely wonderfu,l funny and well performed story. Loved the movie but loved the play even more. Thank you for giving us such beautiful ladies that know how to show their artistry to all of us. God bless
  • Just got back from fabulous musical production of Mamma Mia. Enjoyed the music, cast, set, costumes and everything the staff and volunteers provided. Quality performance, great voices, precise dancing. All quality, professional and pure joy to see.

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