Ridgefield Playhouse

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Ridgefield Playhouse
Address 80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, Connecticut
United States
Type Indoor theatre
Capacity 500
Opened 1938
Rebuilt 2000
Years active 2000-present
Architect Cass Gilbert Jr.

The Ridgefield Playhouse is a theater located in Ridgefield, Connecticut with a capacity of 500. It hosts a variety of entertainment events such as the showing of films, plays or musical performances.


The Ridgefield Playhouse was opened in December 2000 with a performance by guitarist Jose Feliciano. It was remodeled from the old Ridgefield High School's auditorium which was designed in the 1940s by Cass Gilbert Jr. He was the son of Cass Gilbert, architect of Supreme Court Building and the Woolworth Building. When it was still the auditorium in the old high school the auditorium was the place where school performances, community events and town meetings were held. During World War II residents of Ridgefield could see Arturo Toscanini conduct there.[1]


  1. ^ http://www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/about.asp

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Coordinates: 41°16′51″N 73°29′38″W / 41.2809°N 73.4939°W / 41.2809; -73.4939