The theater was founded in 1961 as the Westminster Players with the presentation of Applause.  The building was constructed in 1974 and the first show presented on May 31, 1974, was Don’t Drink the Water.  The building seats 122 persons and is presented in a Thrust Stage format.

Westminster Community Playhouse is a not for profit organization founded in 1961.  The board of directors consists of 12 full time members elected by the general membership and each member serves for 2 years.  Our board meetings are on the second Monday of each month starting at 7:30 PM, the public is invited. The theater is a non-equity volunteer organization.   The theater has presented hundreds of plays since 1961.  The season consists of 6 shows, usually 1 musical, 1 murder mystery (and/or 1 drama) and 3 or 4 comedies.  The shows are presented for 3 weeks with 7-8 weeks of rehearsals.  Show times are Fridays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 8:00 PM and 3 public Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM.  Please contact the Secretary (on the Board of Directors page) for group rate and season ticket information. At the end of the year we have a presentation entitled The Abbey Awards. Here all actors from all shows are eligible for winning in their particular category, as well as Best Director and Best Show. The public is also invited and elections for new board members are cast by the members of the theater. A member is anyone who donates at least 20 hours during a season. We encourge everyone to get involved with your community theater. If you are interested in WCP, contact any of the board members by email – or call the voice mail/lobby number.

Orange County's premiere playhouse


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