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Ample parking for the Burton Leavitt Theatre is located behind the building and can be accessed from Bank Street or Meadow Street. There is also limited on-street parking directly in front of the theatre at 779 Main Street in Willimantic.
The Burton Leavitt Theatre, home of the Windham Theatre Guild, is located in the heart of downtown Willimantic at 779 Main Street.
The Windham Theatre Guild produces a Main Stage Season of five to six shows each year running from July to June. In addition to the Main Stage, the WTG also produces two Fractured Theatre shows, two youth productions, a Broadway chorus concert and other special events.
The Windham Theatre Guild accepts payments at the door in the form of cash, check or credit card.
The Burton Leavitt Theatre offers beer, wine, Hosmer Mountain Soda, water, coffee, tea and snacks for sale before the show and during intermission. Items are reasonably prices and all proceeds support the operations of the Windham Theatre Guild so we ask that you do not bring outside food and drinks.
From time to time the Windham Theatre Guild has to cancel a performance due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control. Cancellation notices are posted on the WTG Website, WTG Facebook page and patrons with reservations are personally contacted via phone or email.
The Burton Leavitt Theatre is handicap accessible. There are limited accessible parking spaces available as well as a few spots on the street in front of the theatre. Patrons can also be dropped off on Main Street in front of the theatre.
The Burton Leavitt Theatre can accommodate wheelchair seating. However, there are a limited number of locations in the theatre where it is safe to put a wheelchair. Therefore, we ask Patrons to call the theatre in advance at 860-423-2245 whenever possible so that we can reserve an appropriate space for a Patron in a wheelchair.
The Burton Leavitt Theatre Box Office opens one hour prior to all performances. The Box Office can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by telephone at 860-423-2245. If a WTG Volunteer is not available to answer your call, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as someone is in the office, usually within 1=2 business days.
If you purchase tickets to Windham Theatre Guild productions online you will be able to select your seats at the time of purchase. If you call the Box Office at 860-423-2245, you can request specific seats or seats in a general area or you can allow the WTG Volunteer who takes your order to select the best available seat. Due to the size and arrangement of the Burton Leavitt Theatre, every seat is a good seat.
Ticket prices to Windham Theatre Guild productions vary but most full-length musicals and plays are priced as:
|Children under 12||$14||$12|
The Windham Theatre Guild does offer senior, student and child discounts (see “What are the Ticket Prices?”). Currently there is no military discount.
The Windham Theatre Guild holds open auditions for all Main Stage and Fractured Theatre productions. For audition information visit the WTG Website, like the WTG Facebook Page or join the WTG mailing list (USPS or email) by contacting us at 860-423-2245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Windham Theatre Guild operates a youth program which consists of two musicals per year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The productions are open to kids ages 7 to 15 who are interested in getting on stage and having some fun. There are no auditions to join the production, just a registration fee. Most rehearsals are on Sundays from 5:30 pm to 7 pm with additional rehearsals in the evening during the week. The program begins in February and September with shows in May and December. To participate visit the WTG Website, like the WTG Facebook Page or join the WTG mailing list (USPS or email) by contacting us at 860-423-2245 or email@example.com.
The Windham Theatre Guild produces an annual Broadway Chorus Concert in April featuring music from three or four Broadway musicals. Rehearsals begin in January under the direction of Larry Goodwin and Dan Pavone. Anyone with a desire to sing can join the chorus. No audition is required, just a registration fee. Weekly rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings with additional rehearsals scheduled in the month prior to the concert. To participate visit the WTG Website, like the WTG Facebook Page or join the WTG mailing list (USPS or email) by contacting us at 860-423-2245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supporters of the Windham Theatre Guild can make a donation at <put link here>, by calling the WTG at 860-423-2245 or by using the form located in our Main Stage playbills.
The Windham Theatre Guild is completely run by volunteers and we are always looking for new people to help in all aspects of our operation. If you are interested in volunteering, email us at email@example.com or call us at 860-423-2245.
The Windham Theatre Guild sells a Playbill Advertising Package for the entire Main Stage Season in the Spring. Additional advertisers can be added at any time for a prorated amount. Please contact the WTG Office at 860-423-2245 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more ad sizes and prices.
The Windham Theatre Guild holds its Annual Giant Indoor Tag Sale on a Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm in mid-January. Donations to the WTG Tag Sale are ONLY accepted the weekend before the sale during specified hours. Items must be dropped off at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, pick-up is not available. Electronics, computers and exercise equipment will NOT be accepted.
The Windham Theatre Guild conducts a raffle each year. The first prize is “A Year of Dining Out” which is comprised of gift certificates to local restaurants totaling over $500. Other prizes include gift certificates to The East Brook Mall, Stop & Shop, Big Y and Cumberland Farms as well as a season subscription to the Windham Theatre Guild’s Main Stage Season.
Raffle tickets are available for sale from May to August and the drawing is held at Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Festival in August.
Donations from local restaurants are solicited each spring. Interested donors should contact the WTG at 860-423-2245.
The Windham Theatre Guild’s largest annual fundraiser is the Chocolate Gala and Auction which is held in October. The event features luscious chocolate desserts, wine for tasting, quality entertainment and over 100 items available via live and silent auction. It’s a relaxing and fun evening that raises funds for the operation of the Burton Leavitt Theatre.
In addition to the silent and live auctions held at the event, there is also an online auction that allows everyone to get in on the fun while supporting your community theatre.
Donations for the Windham Theatre Guild’s live, silent and online auctions are solicited by members of the WTG Fundraising Committee beginning in the summer. Donations range from themed baskets to pieces of art to gift certificates for restaurants, events, admission tickets and so much more. Contact the WTG at 860-423-2245 or email@example.com to make a donation.