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Theatre By the Sea

364 Cards Pond Rd, Wakefield, South Kingstown, RI 02879-6998
+1 401-782-3800
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A real treat!

This was my second visit to Theatre By the Sea; if I lived here, I'd be going to every production... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ventura, California
Classic musicals.

Summer theater at its best. A great way to see some of the classic musicals of all time. Current... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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364 Cards Pond Rd, Wakefield, South Kingstown, RI 02879-6998
+1 401-782-3800
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my second visit to Theatre By the Sea; if I lived here, I'd be going to every production they mount. Saw their version of The Music Man, and loved every minute. The cast was fantastic, some great voices, magnificent choreography, stunning set design....More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 1 week ago

Summer theater at its best. A great way to see some of the classic musicals of all time. Current offering is Music Man. Great fun. Enjoyed by my wife and I and our two grandaughters (8 & 9).

Thank Wayne V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a great show, soup to nuts. Cast, direction, choreography, design and music all top notch. The grounds are beautiful, take a moment to look at the gardens!

Thank Robb B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see Music Man last night. I had not been to Theater by the Sea in many years. It has been under new ownership for about six years now and many improvements have been made. The theater has a Bistro restaurant attached which looks...More

Thank funlover_8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dancing, singing right on point. Great set. Impeccible delivery. Two strong leads and great supporting cast. Child actors very polished. Summer evening, lovely grounds and the new AC system made for an enjoyable show!

Thank newportnanny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Generations have enjoyed this playhouse which opened for the season last year with added air conditioning. Top notch productions of Broadway standards and hits with both local and imported professional talent.Many of the popular shows sell out, so book seats early-there are no bad ones...More

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We went to see Beehive. The actresses were so talented. They held our attention with their top notch singing and dancing throughout the show. They had a great response from the ordinance as well who really appreciated their performance. We look forward to the shows...More

Thank michelewave04
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This little theater has brought in some outstanding performances of Broadway quality. It is intimate but still nice, climate controlled, with lovely outdoor gardens to enjoy a glass of wine before the show. Nestled by the sea, it also opens up touring the area for...More

Thank DFS60
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Wow what a great place very historic. We went to see beehive which was great. Beautiful grounds very relaxing. We did the 2 o'clock show which was perfect. Venue was not too big but just the right size with great acoustics. They do have a...More

Thank Budmanri
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Theatre by the Sea was once the oldest continuous summer theatre in America. It took a few years off during the Great Recession but has been back better than ever. Offerings are often traditional (Guys and Dolls, Wizard of Oz) but the casts are talented...More

Thank KhRI983
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They will have air conditioning this year for the first time. They will not always have it on but when needed!!!!!!