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King Henry II of England has three sons by Eleanor of Aquitaine. He wants the kingdom to remain united following his death but all three sons want to rule it. Uneasy is the head on which the crown lies and uneasy the truce between a matchless king and queen. The play was turned into a film that won writer, James Goldman and star, Katherine Hepburn both Oscars.
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Hear what Eric Peterson, Producing Artistic Director has to say about The Lion In Winter
Oldcastle Theatre’s new home at 331 Main St., in downtown Bennington’s Arts District has been the talk of the cultural industry. On October 24th, Bennington will top off their Fall Festival -Fallapalooza, with one of America’s most authentic, uplifting Honky Tonkin’ musical acts here at Oldcastle. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm, featuring the original members of the Starline Rhythm Boys, Danny Coane, Big Al Lemery and Bennington’s own,Billy Bratcher. As if that’s not enough, the Boys are bringing in some special guests to celebrate this special event.
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Wednesday –Saturday Evenings at 7:30pm
Saturday Opening weekend Only 2pm Matinee
Wednesday Evening Following Opening Weekend is Buy One Get One Ticket Special
Thursday & Sunday Matinees 2pm
Session 1 begins September 28st through November 2nd
Session 2 begins on December 28th and runs thru February 1st 2016.
Each Session is 6 weeks long. Class time is 7pm-9pm held at Oldcastle Theatre. Cost is just $140.00
Call Christine Decker at 802-447-1267 to join. Class size is limited!
Those interested in an Adult Acting Class, whether young or old, experienced or newly interested, can join Oldcastle Theatre Company’s Acting 101 taught by veteran actress, improvisational artist, director and teacher, Christine Decker.
“These classes will show how to create characters, develop tricks for memorization and use improvisation to expand the imagination in a safe and fun environment. I’m eager to work with people of all levels of theatre experience as we can all learn and teach through our own life experience. Come and play, we’ll have a great time.” – Christine Decker
Every year Oldcastle’s Actors Express tours elementary schools in Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts with an original play for children. The Bank of Bennington has been helpful in making it possible for us to keep the cost to schools very low.
We work with teachers, principals, parents, and children to create shows that are relevant and entertaining for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. We have dealt with topics such as bullying, the environment, the importance of reading, the dangers of smoking, the joys of friendship, and children’s love of animals. Our shows teach valuable lessons while introducing children to the magic of live theatre. New to Oldcastle’s Actors’ Express are Saturday morning shows at the theatre in downtown Bennington. These shows are family friendly and also promote positive messages for kids to walk away with.
Time Stands Still
By far our most popular ticket, this 5-punch card grants you 5 admissions. You can use one punch per show for yourself for five performances. Or, bring your friends and use one punch for you and one for each friend. Flex passes are valid all season long. Save 15-20% versus box office prices. Adult 5-Punch Flex Pass: $140. Cannot be combined with any other discount.
5-Punch Matinee Flex Pass:
Our newest ticket option, this 5-punch card grants you 5 admissions to any matinee performance. You can use one punch per show for yourself for five performances. Or, bring your friends and use one punch for you and one for each friend. Flex passes are valid all season long. Adult 5-Punch Matinee Flex Pass: $130. Cannot be combine with any other discount.
Corporate events, bus tours and other groups of twelve or more are $25 a piece. Contact the box office to purchase blocks of tickets.
Individual tickets can be purchased in advance online or by calling the box office. You can also buy tickets at the door for $37 a piece. If purchasing tickets the same day of the performance it is recommended that you arrive at least ½ hour before curtain time.
Youth tickets are always $10. Expose your kids to the wonders of live Theatre.
The BOGO performance is the first Wednesday performance at 7:30PM, unless otherwise specified. Call the theatre for more information!
Specific seating areas are available for patrons in wheelchairs. If you have these or other special needs, please let us know when you call to reserve your seats.
Oldcastle Theatre Company is pleased to extend a liberal cancellation exchange policy. If you are unable to attend a performance for which you have made reservations please give us 24 hours notice.
The use of camera and audio or video recorders in the theatre is strictly forbidden. In addition, as a courtesy to the cast and your fellow audience members, please turn off all cell phones and other electronic devices.
Our theatre is a non-smoking facility.
Performances begin promptly. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager.
Articles found at the theatre can be kept at the Box Office. Please call (802) 447-0564 to inquire about any articles you may have left behind.
Gail M. Burns: This is a most satisfying play theatrically and emotionally. This is a play about healing, which can be an agonizingly slow and uneventful process in real life, but which Herzog crafts into a suspenseful narrative with characters we really come to care about. Peterson has assembled a top-notch cast…There is no better theatre for the money available now in the region. Fans of Herzog…
Larry: …and first class theatre…
Gail: …should not miss this opportunity!