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Lost Nation Theater

39 Main St, Montpelier City Hall, Montpelier, VT 05602-3064
+1 802-229-0492
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Don’t Miss it! Last night 29th July

I go to quite a few shows at Lost Nation and keep going back because, well, because most of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ethan A
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Montpelier, Vermont
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Energetic and Intimate

Very much enjoyed my first visit to Lost Nation for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night! The young company... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David S
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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About"One of the best regional theaters in America" -NYC Drama LeagueMissionLNT's founder, Kim Bent, grew up in Braintree, Vermont on a hill farm that looks across the East Granville Valley toward the Braintree Mountains.One particular part of the range is known locally as "Lost Nation." For locals it is a special place. A place to dream and reflect. There's a lovely view, but it's mainly a place to camp, hike, and hunt-a challenging place to get to and to come back from.As Kim traveled the country he realized there are many "lost nations" throughout America. Almost always rural, often remote and almost never on maps, they are known only by the people who live near them.So "Lost Nation" says something real to us about our vision and our mission. It locates us out there, on the frontier, breaking boundaries, doing dramatic and courageous things. Yet it grounds us, identifies us as belonging to a place and to a community.We work hard at integrating our programs with the community. We feel privileged to have been able to make a strong positive contribution toward the "good life" here in Vermont. Despite the on-going long hours, the journey continues to be a deeply satisfying one.Commitment to Community is fundamental to Lost Nation:The Theater with Heart in the Heart of Vermont. Company OverviewLost Nation Theater prides itself on being a professional theater committed to community. Named One of the Best Regional Theaters in America by the NYC Drama LeagueDescriptionLocated in the City Hall of Vermont's capital, Montpelier, this unique 3/4 thrust stage brings unique and thought provoking theater to Vermont!General informationLNT's office hours are Tuesdays-Fridays Noon-4pm.
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39 Main St, Montpelier City Hall, Montpelier, VT 05602-3064
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I go to quite a few shows at Lost Nation and keep going back because, well, because most of the shows are either well done, fun or both But I want to make sure that people know that Sunday is the last performance of a...More

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Kathleen K, Producing Artistic Director at Lost Nation Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Ethan! We appreciate the shout out and your appreciation for LNT!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed my first visit to Lost Nation for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night! The young company is energetic and engaging, with high production values in the intimate space. Well worth the hour and a half drive to catch a Sunday matinee. Will definitely return for...More

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Kathleen K, Producing Artistic Director at Lost Nation Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi David! So glad you came, enjoyed, and very much appreciate being called "Young!" We are definitely young at heart, even as we enter our 30th Season as Montpelier's Resident Professional Theater! :) It's been a blast working on Twelfth Night, and we too think...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Sometimes you just get so lucky. When traveling to Vermont from Virginia, we got tickets for the Lost Nation Theater's final performance of Urinetown. What a great show. Energetic, funny, thought provoking...totally entertaining. Every cast member contributed to the success of the play. The combined...More

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Kathleen K, Producing Artistic Director at Lost Nation Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Thanks so much Happy Traveler! We're glad that you Found us and that you enjoyed the show so much. What a wonderful, raucous & responsive audience we had for that final performance - you were all a great gift to us - and all us...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Just saw Silent Sky! What an incredible show & play! What an incredible cast! A MUST SEE... We are so lucky to have this talented people in our small city. Kathleen & Kim are unbelievable....we can’t say enough good things about their dedication.More

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Kathleen K, Producing Artistic Director at Lost Nation Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you so much Christine! Lauren Gundreson's SILENT SKY utterly absorbed me when I first read it (I like to say I "discovered it" for LNT!). It makes us all incredibly happy when others have similar reactions. The story and the play are so deserving...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This is exactly what you want in your New England summer stock theatre experience. Hungry young actors hustling and having a great time doing it. We saw Around the World in 80 Days and it was zany fun. The troupe has a limited budget but...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Superior theater, I have never seen a bad production by this company! Highly Recommend. Located in an historic downtown building near some excellent restaurants treat yourself it's worth it.More

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Kathleen K, Manager at Lost Nation Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thank you so much! We are so glad you've enjoyed all you've seen at LNT. Audience members like you make all the difference. And Montpelier is regularly on the lists of "Best Small Cities" "Best Arts Towns" and "Best Places to Live" in America. Next...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Just saw the LNT production of "Into the Woods" this weekend. It was absolutely outstanding. Wish we could have stayed to see it again. The actors did a fantastic job in bringing this fairytale to life. There was so much going on that you could...More

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Kathleen K, Manager at Lost Nation Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thanks Christopher K! So glad you liked the show, and all the portrayals. We look forward to the next time we see you at the theater!

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This bunch of wonderful people give one an entertaining evening in Montpelier 's town hall. Great variety and talent leave you smiling for more. Go on down.....

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Kathleen K, Manager at Lost Nation Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thanks so much! We hope to see you soon! 2017's Mainstage season opens in April, but we've already started with our Theater FOR Kids BY Kids programs!

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Lost Nation Theatre, a lovely theatre in the heart of Montpelier, does a variety of shows each year, many of which we attend... We have never been disappointed! Good seating, may or may not need advanced reservations.More

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Stage M, Producing Artistic Director at Lost Nation Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Thanks Pamela K! The wide variety of shows we are able to mount is actually a great point of pride for us! We enjoy being able to go from an innovatively staged huge musical to an intense small cast drama, and taking audiences with us....More

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We saw the marvelous production of "Sylvia" last week which was hilarious, poignant and very well acted - especially Sylvia, the dog. The space, carved out of a much larger room is very nice, hardly any bad seats, and with great acoustics.More

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Stage M, Producing Artistic Director at Lost Nation Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Thank you for coming Peter W! LNT is very proud of its version of Sylvia - the cast are all LNT "vets" and some of our favorite people and actors! And we appreciate your appreciation of our space - it's been 28 years of improvements,...More

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Hi there! You can view our upcoming summer schedule on our website. Our next show, RED, starts June 2nd and then Leonard Cohen: 
Bird on the Wire, starts July 7th. We hope to see you there!
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