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American Players Theatre

5950 Golf Course Rd, Spring Green, WI 53588-8036
+1 608-588-2361
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It is walk up the hill, scenic and serene about 1/4/mile walk. If you are crippled take the shuttle... read more

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Angel E
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Plainfield, Illinois
An Amazing Experience ... Shakespeare in the Woods.

An absolute must !! There is nothing like it !! A beautiful outdoor theater set in the wooded... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ArizonaJT
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Buckeye, Arizona
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American Players Theatre is a professional, classical theater located just outside Spring Green, Wisconsin. Situated on 110 acres of hilly woods and meadows, APT boasts two theater spaces, an 1148-seat outdoor amphitheater and the 200-seat indoor Touchstone Theatre. From June through October, APT produces eight plays in rotating repertory – five Up the Hill and three in the Touchstone Theatre.Central to APT’s mission is a commitment to making these great works accessible to as wide and varied an audience as possible as well as educating younger generations in the joys of these classic plays.With annual attendance of over 100,000 and an annual budget in excess of $5 million, APT ranks as the country’s second largest outdoor theater devoted to the classics.
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“outdoor theatre” (18 reviews)
“spring greens” (48 reviews)
“bug spray” (22 reviews)
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5950 Golf Course Rd, Spring Green, WI 53588-8036
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+1 608-588-2361
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Reviewed yesterday

It is walk up the hill, scenic and serene about 1/4/mile walk. If you are crippled take the shuttle or be prepared for a slow ascent. The seating is ample and open with a good view of the stage from any angle. At intermission be...More

Thank Angel E
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An absolute must !! There is nothing like it !! A beautiful outdoor theater set in the wooded hilliside of Wisconsin. The theater cast is a collection of amazing, talented professionals. They are first class. The experience of watching classical Shakespeare in the beautiful outdoor...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like theater then you must visit APT. Everything here is the definition of excellence from the acting, directing, sets, costumes, setting, staff. Attending APT is one of those instances where the experience exceeds the high expectations. Not to be missed.

Thank garyiw
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Love the crowd interaction. We always go to the Hill. Good picnic areas and an added touch is multiple cans of bug spray along the trail up. For those who find hills a bit challenging there is a shuttle service up and down.

Thank Sharon V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped on a whim to see if we could get tickets. We scored them and then were treated to an excellent profermance We loved every minute from the troupadours playing in the picnic grove to the play itself. Don't be scared away by it...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I saw Blood Knot the other night at the indoor venue. She had just had her knee replaced and the staff was very accomodating in getting us an aisle seat where she could stretch her left leg out. There is not a...More

1  Thank Lyngaas
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

My degree is in technical theater and we've seen every play on the APT bill for the last 30 years -- from before there were indoor toilets. Our daughter started attending when she was12 -- cried all the way through Romeo and Juliet. This year...More

Thank Laura R
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I have gone to about a 10 plays at APT over the years and continue to be impressed with the caliber of the performances. It is a lovely venue. Many bring a picnic dinner to eat before the performance. Be sure to allow time to...More

Thank Julia C
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

This was surprisingly good theater performed in a fairly established open air setting. There is no amplification, but the actors were able to project quite well. Picnicing beforehand seems very popular. You can preorder prepared picnic items to be picked up at the venue. Just...More

Thank Russ855
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I am a super fan and bring my friends as often as I can to introduce them to APT. Great performances and setting. The food is good when we are in a hurry but we love bringing a picnic lunch or dinner. The theater company...More

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Barbara S
7 July 2017|
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Response from TravelDude45215 | Reviewed this property |
It's open air
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Susann S
24 May 2017|
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Response from Sara Y | Property representative |
Hi Susann, Thanks for your question. In case of inclement weather, we will make every effort to perform, including playing in light rain. Also, we may hold the performance to allow weather to pass. A decision to play or... More
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Brianna K
13 March 2017|
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Response from wfbsg | Reviewed this property |
You can check their website for ticket prices. Tickets cost less in September. Whatever the price it is some of the best theater you will ever see.
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