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Address: 312 Wall St., Mallory Square, Key West, FL 33040
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Named "The Best Professional Theater in Florida" (Florida Monthly...

Named "The Best Professional Theater in Florida" (Florida Monthly Magazine), The Waterfront Playhouse is a not-for-profit, professional theater located on historic Mallory Square in Old Town Key West that attracts locals and tourists alike with a wide range of comedies, dramas, musicals, concerts, and world premieres. Recent hit productions at the Playhouse include "The Drowsy Chaperone," "The 39 Steps," "August: Osage County," Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Lend Me a Tenor," "Doubt," "Twelve Angry Men," "The Full Monty," "Reefer Madness," "Urinetown," "Equus" and the world premiere of Hy Conrad's "Home Exchange." Join us for an exciting evening of theater in Paradise. When the sun sets, the curtain rises at The Waterfront Playhouse.

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Burlesque show

On our resent trip to Key West we took in a Key West Burlesque Show "Hero". October 20th kicking off Fantasy Fest. Definitely adult only but very tastefully done and so funny... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2013
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Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

On our resent trip to Key West we took in a Key West Burlesque Show "Hero". October 20th kicking off Fantasy Fest. Definitely adult only but very tastefully done and so funny. A lot of audience participation. Check it out.

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Harrisburg pa
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

WE saw "39 Steps" last year..........great actors........."Break a leg"! can get drinks & cocktails before show & @ intermission. Quaint Cuban restaurant across the street with great music.....bands! Took us awhile to find this theatre....

4 Thank travellsmart
Montville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Well produced plays in a great atmosphere. Steps from MallorySquare and cruise docks. Plan ahead and go on line to see what is going to be performed when youre there. Several different plays a season, Easy to order on line. If youre driving, parking right next door.

3 Thank paula s
Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Everything! Michael Boyer did a great set and Danny Weathers direction is amazing! We had a fabulous time and were supremely scared! The waterfront playhouse has a lot of history and hosts the mystery fest yearly! It is one of the great attractions in key west!

2 Thank Cindy S
Key West
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

The Waterfront consistently delivers high-quality professional dramas, comedies, musicals and concerts year in and year out. I

2 Thank Travelnut1965
Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

Wonderful utilization of a vintage property which has been updated into the greatest playhouse We have ever attended. The season is full of great shows plus many events throughout the year.

1 Thank Julia D
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

We purchased tickets for a play there and it was absolutely wonderful. It's a rather historic place and how neat is it that it is right there on the water at Mallory Square. I would highly encourage anybody artistic or otherwise (I'm otherwise) to take in a play there. It was a wonderful evening and a wonderful experience.

2 Thank Chippy F
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

This little theatre was the highlight of our trip. Definitely put it on your to-do list when visiting Key West. We reserved tickets online ahead of time for "Deathtrap" and everything went smoothly at Will Call. Local actors were memorable and endearing. Thank you guys for a wonderful night!

2 Thank Laurie H
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

This venue was ideal for the play DeathTrap which we thoroughly enjoyed. Perfect location at Mallory Square. Plenty of restaurants to enjoy before or after. Will make this a regular stop in K.W.

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Reviewed 18 May 2013

My mother and me went to see Deathtrap last week while on our annual visit to Key West. This was the first time we have been to the playhouse and we were very glad that we decided to go. The play was great, the theater is just the perfect size - there is not a bad seat in the house.... More 

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