April 6th through August 28th, 2016

Sundays through Fridays

 Six Dance Lessons 39 Steps
Chicago Rent
Come to Essex for a Play Date - an overnight stay at the ‘Gris' and a performance at the illustrious Ivoryton Playhouse, just two miles from the Inn! The Playhouse presents:
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks ~  May 4-22
The 39 Steps ~ June 1-19
Chicago ~ June 29-July 24
Rent ~ August 3-28
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 The Stay & Play Package price of $240* includes:

  • two theatre tickets - preferred seating/best available at time of reservation
  • an overnight stay in one of our charming Standard Rooms
  • continental breakfast for two

*The package price for accommodations and tickets is substantially lower than our standard rack rate and tickets purchased a la carte.

Please provide us with your first and second performance choice when making your room reservation. Theatre seats are assigned on a "best available" basis at time of call.

Show times are as follows:


2:00 pm Matinee



2:00 pm Matinee

7:30 pm Performance



7:30 pm Performance



8:00 pm Performance

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For your planning... Lunch and dinner are served daily in our historic dining rooms and our award-winning Tap Room features live entertainment every night of the week! Additionally, our stunning Wine Bar is open Wednesday through Sunday** and if you're considering a Sunday matinee, our famous Hunt Breakfast may be enjoyed on Sunday from 11 am - 1 pm. Our Events Calendar may also be helpful in planning your trip!

Ring 860.767.1776 to reserve this package today.

*   Tax not included. Limited availability. Room upgrades available for an additional charge.

**Wine Bar Opening Hour: Wed-Fri, 6 pm; Sat, 5 pm; Sun, 4:30 pm.