215 South Country Rd
Bellport, NY 11713
The Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County (The Gateway) is one of only three professional theaters on Long Island, and remains the oldest of the three. The modern facility at Bellport, is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped rustic exterior creates a unique theater going experience that is unparalleled on Long Island. The history and evolution of the Playhouse could be a movie in the making, with its many transitions, variety of productions, and a long list of colorful characters from on stage and off. It would be a movie about how three generations of a single family have fashioned what was once a farm on eastern Long Island into one of the top ten summer theaters in the nation.
Gateway Playhouse is located on the eastern edge of Bellport, Long Island on about seven acres of wooded, grassy land. The grounds encompass the Mainstage theatre, Barn theatre (for acting school classes and projects), scene shop, two rehearsal studios, three dorm-style housing units, a newly remodeled kitchen, costume shop, design office/studio, paint shop, box office, business office, various storage spaces, a recreation room and a large hedge-lined lawn with outdoor swimming pool (which holds the distinction of being the first ever in-ground swimming pool on Long Island).