Beyond the Main Stage

As Burlington’s own community theater, the groups at the Park Playhouse look for additional opportunities to give back to the community... 




Sandy Pirnie Memorial Scholarship

In honor of the late great Sandy Pirnie, who worked tirelessly with Winnmere Family Theater and Children’s Theater Workshop, the Burlington Players awards a $500 scholarship each year to a Burlington High School senior with a passion for performing arts.

2023 recipient— Rozzie Moe

Annual Tree Lighting at the Common

For over 20 years, Winnmere Family Theater volunteers act as elves for this beloved event in front of Town Hall, accompanying Frosty and Santa, and distributing candy canes to excited children





Breakfast with Santa

The Burlington Players are Santa’s helpers at this popular Burlington Recreation Department sponsored event.





 Celebrate Burlington

 The Players are painting faces each year at Burlington’s Annual Celebrate Burlington on the Town Common.



Special Events


To help in the fight against school violence, Winnmere Family Theater performed Bang Bang You're Dead in partnership with the Community Life Center, with a counselor-led discussion following performances.


Alky, a play about teen alcoholism, was adapted for video and shown numerous times on Burlington Cable Access Television (BCAT). 

Fringe Benefits  

Our Fringe Benefits series is a special opportunity to present plays that might not qualify for a main stage production, either because of cast size, subject matter, or other criteria.  Fringe Benefits lets us offer exciting performing and directing opportunities to our members and exceptional entertainment to our audiences in addition to our usual season.  It also helps us to raise money for Park Playhouse Renovation.