The Belfry Music Theatre Foundation, Inc.
Established in a former church building, the Belfry was the first summer stock theater in Wisconsin. The theater operated as a stock company from 1935 until 1969, providing early professional experience to thespians like Paul Newman, Del Close, Gary Burghoff and Harrison Ford.
The venue continued operating for local productions for many years, for a short time as an adjunct to Cleveland's Dobama Theater.
In 2016, The Belfry Music Theatre was renovated, and opened to the public as The Belfry Music Theatre concert and event venue.
We Need Your Help
The Belfry Music Theatre relies in-part on the financial resources of its patrons to ensure that The Belfry remains a viable and integral part of our community. Your support will:
Join the 2023 $50,000 summer matching campaign!
We have received commitments from seven patrons who have challenged us to raise $50,000 by September 1, 2023 and they will then match your donation effectively doubling your support.
Help us continue The Belfry Music Theatre renovations and support our mission to provide live entertainment to the Lake Geneva area for future generations.
Most importantly, help us Keep The Music Playing.
Now is your special opportunity to support The Belfry Music Theatre in a very unique way.
These are renewable every five years and can be part of your estate for your children or a beneficiary of your choice. There are only 240 opportunities to participate in this campaign.
Create a part of your legacy by proclaiming your love for the theatre, commemorate a special milestone, honor someone close to you or as a gift to that special person with a personalized laser-engraved inscription affixed to a seat(s) of your choice.
You will have priority reservation days before each season (Spring, Summer and Christmas) to reserve your seats before any tickets are sold for these seats.
These lasting tributes will help us continue the ongoing improvements at the Historic Belfry Music Theatre for years to come.