Lake Worth Playhouse
Located in the heart of downtown Lake Worth Beach, Lake Worth Playhouse can be traced back to the early 1920s. The theater has a long history of providing stellar entertainment and Tony Award-worthy performances.
One of their most anticipated productions is Send in the Queens. This production features high-energy drag performances from some of the most talented performers in Palm Beach County. It’s also an annual fundraiser that has been providing show-stopping performances for fourteen years.
Lake Worth Playhouse is also home to The Black Box Series which provides a unique selection of plays from nationally and internationally established playwrights. One of the best-kept secrets of the LWPH is that it also features the Stonzek Studio. The studio is the premier venue for indie films in Palm Beach County. After seeing an amazing production or watching an indie film, you can also dine at one of the many restaurants that the playhouse collaborates with for a special menu.
General admission is $35 and $45 on opening night for main stage seating. On Monday movies are $7, and from Tuesday through Sunday, the price is $9. When the Black Box Series is showing, admission is $25.
If you have the opportunity to come at all in June, you must attend the legendary Stonewall Ball. Compass Community Center hosts the event every year, and there is always a theme.
In 2022, the theme for the ball is a disco-themed party. It’s pretty much the LGBTQ version of the Met Gala for Palm Beach County. The evening features drag performers, a silent raffle, an awards ceremony, and a dance party. If you go, please be camera-ready. Stonewall Ball is always captured on camera by Compass’s longtime photographer and volunteer Wayne Lefkowitz, who was recently featured on Good Morning America during the Kick-off for Pride Month. If the name Stonewall sounds familiar, it is an homage to the Stonewall riots which were considered to be the spark that transformed the LGBTQ+ movement.
Ticket prices in the past have been around $300 for the awards ceremony and $45 for the general admission to the dance party.