Winchester Little Theatre

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WLT's purpose is to encourage excellence in the production, acting, directing and writing of plays; and to bring high quality entertainment and culture to our community through a variety of endeavors in the performing arts.


History of the Theatre:

The Winchester Little Theatre was organized in 1929 "...to present, produce and encourage the production, acting and writing of plays..." by a group of persons interested in providing an outlet for their artistic interests and bringing to the community entertainment and culture.

The first production, Ario de Capo, was staged at Handley High School in 1930. By 1955 the WLT had found a home in the old Bark Mill, which was owned by one of its members. Here the group began to do shows in "arena" style, or theater-in-the-round.

In 1974, WLT stayed on track as it moved into the old Pennsylvania Railroad freight station (circa 1895). Through the generous support of friends and patrons, the building was paid for in only three years.

The years have seen many changes in the Winchester Little Theatre; in its organization, its players, its productions and its audiences. We look with enthusiasm and anticipation to many theatrical years ahead.


Board of Directors

President: Sara Gomez
Vice President: Sally Anderson
Treasurer: Catherine Ballard
Secretary: Theresa Apple
Box Office Chair: Bill Heavner
Development Chair: Vonderene Swigart
House Chair: David Cooper
Membership Chair: Tamson Stone-Conrad
Publicity Chair: Joette Orndorff



Current Shows:



The Girl in the Freudian Slip

Friday Sep 2, 2016 - Saturday Sep 17, 2016

A delightfully crazy comedy about a staid New York psychiatrist with a fashion artist for a wife, a perceptive 19-year-old for a daughter, a social lion bachelor author for a friend, a wildly hung up young man as his principal patient, and a sexually emancipated former patient for his Achilles heel. A 1960s-style comedy in the spirit of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and the "Bob Newhart Show" with a little "Love, American Style" mixed in.

Tickets will be purchasable online starting July 13th.

Cross Town Bus

Friday Nov 4, 2016 - Saturday Nov 19, 2016

Imagine a city bus, a world in transit, occupied briefly each day, same time, same route by a group of strangers; each private half-seat an isolated world of one. Now imagine a passenger who steps aboard and refuses to leave those worlds separate. Join the lively action that ensues as strangers are challenged to say hello, to laugh, to listen and to step into one another's shoes.

Tickets will be purchasable online starting July 13th.

Table Manners

Friday Jan 6, 2017 - Sunday Jan 15, 2017

This play, part of the highly-acclaimed "Norman Conquests" trilogy, centers on a weekend where Annie has arranged to spend an illicit weekend with her sister Ruth's husband, Norman. For this reason, suitably disguised, Annie has asked her elder brother Reg and his wife Sarah to look after their widowed mother and the house. As life so often happens, the seduction never takes place and much hilarity ensues.

Tickets will be purchasable online starting July 13th.

Absolutely Dead

Friday Mar 10, 2017 - Saturday Mar 25, 2017

It's the rocky coast of Maine and there's a Nor'easter blowing like stink outside. Does it sound like a good night for a dinner party with a lot of laughs from a boisterous, tipsy actress? Does it sound like a good night for a murder - or two? The sheriff is stranded on the mainland and the party really isn't funny anymore. First place winner, International Mystery Writers Festival.

Tickets will be purchasable online starting July 13th.

You Can't Take It With You

Friday May 12, 2017 - Saturday May 27, 2017

The Sycamore household is chock full of nutty, but lovable characters. The Kirby family has plenty of money and influence. Can marriage unite the two? Perhaps, if they can negotiate the odd twists and turns that come their way - and there is no shortage of "odd" in the Sycamore home. This much loved vintage play was an award winning revival on Broadway in 2015.

Tickets will be purchasable online starting July 13th.

Also check out the WLT for Kids productions in the summer!

Upcoming are "Treasure Island" and "Seussical Jr." for the summer of 2016.






The Box Office will be open June 13-25 and July 11-23.

Past Shows:

Learn about the shows we've done in the past here!




Box Office Information

Visit our virtual box office to purchase tickets online!

Wintertime Special:


The beloved holiday classic comes to life as we watch a handful of actors portray scores of characters in a 1946 radio broadcast. The story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds before us as he considers ending his life one Christmas Eve... until an Angel 2nd Class comes to his aid.

Menu: Starter - Jordan Springs Winter Soup; Entree - Chicken Parmesan, Italian Pasta, Southern Green Beans, Fresh Bread; Dessert - Apple Dumpling; Beverages - Iced Tea and Water. For special requests or questions about the menu please contact Jordan Springs: 540.667.7744




You can also buy tickets online (an extra fee will apply), in person at one of our ticket outlets, or by leaving a phone message at (540)-662-3331 and asking for a call back.


Places to purchase tickets outside the Box Office:

Winchester Book Gallery
185 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601

Blue Plate Books
2257 Valley Avenue
Winchester, VA 22601



Restoration Campaign

Every gift and pledge to the WLT Restoration Campaign, regardless of the amount, brings us closer to the goal of $650,000. We will ensure quality community theater always has a home in historic Winchester.

The former freight station, WLT's home for almost 40 years, is showing its age. The brick structure requires overall strengthening, the roof must be replaced, and like anyone almost 120 years old, the building calls for some needed enhancements. This restoration will:

~Ensure the structural integrity

~Reappoint bricks and preserve masonry

~Replace the roof

~Paint and restore the exterior

We are on track! Help us stay there.




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