Founded in 1987 by retired theater arts professor Basil Burwell, The Belfast Maskers have entertained and engaged audiences and volunteers with quality community theater productions for over 30 years. From 1989-1992 the Maskers were resident company in a renovated church at 17 Court Street.

In 1992, with help from the City of Belfast, the former Belfast Moosehead Lake railroad terminal was converted into a theater that would house the company for the next 19 years. In 2011 the City had to close the Maskers railway theater building. Since then, volunteers have transformed parks, warehouses, and church social halls into instant theaters.

2018 marked the beginning of a new era for the Maskers as they became the owners of the Court Street building that fostered some of the earliest years. The Basil Burwell Community Theater will provide a permanent home for the Maskers and a space for other small groups to perform and grow.


  • 17 Court Street, Belfast, Maine 04915, United States of America

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