Posted on August 10th, 2012 No comments
After nearly two years of planning and fundraising, the new theatre at the Meredith Campus of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse is on its way to becoming a reality. Construction on the new building, which will house the main stage theatre, began in the spring and is moving along without any delays this summer, bringing the entire campus project well past its halfway point.
The “Winni” Playhouse was founded in 2004, becoming so successful that it soon outgrew its current location, an intimate Weirs Beach storefront that seats 84. With sights set on a bigger venue, the Playhouse assumed ownership of the former Annalee Doll Complex on Reservoir Road in Meredith in 2008, and put into action a three-phase plan to renovate the complex into a “Tanglewood type of setting” for their theatre and workshops. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on September 24th, 2010 1 comment
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, founded in 2004 by siblings Lesley Pankhurst and Bryan Halperin along with their spouses, has followed a vision of bringing quality entertainment and arts education to The Lakes Region, and has quickly become a cultural destination in New Hampshire. In fact, the Playhouse has been so successful it has outgrown its current location in Weirs Beach and is setting its sights on a new state-of-the-art venue in Meredith, NH.
Since its very first show, The “Winni” Playhouse has garnered community support and critical acclaim for its award-winning productions and educational programs, and for providing year-round opportunities for locals and visitors alike. The current intimate Off-Broadway style theatre, which seats 84, is no longer able to meet the increasing demand for tickets.
In response, the Playhouse is planning to develop a theatre campus at the former Annalee Doll factory on Reservoir Road in Meredith. The completed campus will have increased seating capacity in the main theatre, as well as expanded classroom space, administrative offices, lobby, concession, and bathroom facilities. The plan also includes an outdoor performance space, eating area, and nature trails. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on July 18th, 2009 No comments
If your planning on being in the Meredith area this summer, don’t miss an opportunity to watch a great local fireworks show. You can catch fireworks at Weirs Beach on the following Friday nights:
- July 24, 2009 @ 10PM
- August 14, 2009 @ 10PM
If you really want to treat yourself, sign up for a trip to the fireworks show on Ekal Exurshions. Boat over to the Weirs from Meredith and get a front row seat from the water. See earlier blog about Ekal for more information or look them up at: www.ekalexcursions.com