Directions

ROAD CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

We have been informed that there will be significant road repairs made to part of South Playhouse Road which will make it inaccessible from Iron Mt Rd from June 17 - September 5, 2022.  Center Lake and the Black Hills Playhouse will remain open and can be accessed to the public using Highway 87.

 

Please note recommended routes below for the 2022 Season for travelers coming from Rapid City, Hermosa, and Keystone which will add travel time to arrive at the Playhouse. In the end, we will have a much improved South Playhouse Road, however, this was unexpected news and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause our patrons.

Game, Fish, & Park Update 7.7.22

Removal of material from the project is complete and the contractor has started to place the base course gravel. Currently they are hauling up Iron Mountain Road and hauling out through the project and onto HWY 87 unloaded. The flagging on Iron Mt. Road is a longer delay- seen on average about 35 minutes as they started this test run. They are flagging traffic around the hairpins on HWY 87 for a short delay. They are running the trucks in trains and making about 3 trips a day, and looking at hauling about 3-4 days a week.

SEE ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATES HERE

 

GPS isn't always reliable in the middle of the Black Hills, so we recommend having a copy of the directions at the ready before you set out for one of our performances. Reminder : Custer State Park Passes required.

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:   

24834 S. Playhouse Road, Custer, SD  57730  IN CUSTER STATE PARK

This is also the address to send mail to company members.

Check the community you are coming from for the best directions.

IF YOU ARRIVE AT THE ROAD CLOSED SIGN AT SOUTH PLAYHOUSE ROAD ON IRON MT ROAD

  • Set GPS to take you to State Game Lodge, then set it to the Black Hills Playhouse (approximately 47 minutes) Call 605 255-4141 if you need to reschedule.

  • Keep following 16A (away from Keystone)

  • Enter Park, follow signs to State Game Lodge and continue on 16A to SD 87

  • You may purchase a Park Pass at the entrance to Park or on the turnoff to SD 87

  • Turn right onto SD-87 (3 miles)

  • Turn right onto S. Playhouse Road at the sign (.5 mile), the Playhouse will be on your right.

 

FROM CUSTER

  • Head EAST on 16A

  • Continue for approximately 8 miles

  • Turn LEFT on Hwy 87 (Needles Hwy)

  • Continue for approximately 3 miles

  • Turn RIGHT onto S Playhouse Rd at sign

  • BHP will be on the RIGHT after about a half-mile

FROM HERMOSA

  • Head SOUTH on Hwy 79 

  • Turn on SD 36W  to Custer State Park

  • Enter Park, follow signs to State Game Lodge and continue on 16A to SD 87

  • You may purchase a Park Pass at the entrance to Park or on the turnoff to SD 87

  • Turn right onto SD-87 (3 miles)

  • Turn right onto S. Playhouse Road at the sign (.5 mile), the Playhouse will be on your right.

FROM HILL CITY

  • Go SOUTH on Hwy 16W/Hwy 385

  • Continue to Custer

  • At the stop light, turn LEFT onto 16A

  • Continue for approximately 8 miles

  • Turn LEFT on Hwy 87 (Needles Hwy)

  • Continue for approximately 3 miles

  • Turn RIGHT onto S Playhouse Rd at sign

  • BHP will be on the RIGHT after about a half-mile

FROM HOT SPRINGS

  • Take Hwy 385 N

  • Hwy 385 N will turn into Hwy 87 as you go through Wind Cave National Park

  • Continue on Hwy 87 for approximately 28 miles

  • Turn RIGHT onto Hwy 16A/Hwy 87

  • Turn LEFT onto Hwy 87 (Needles Hwy)

  • Continue for approximately 3 miles

  • Turn RIGHT onto S Playhouse Rd at sign

  • BHP will be on the RIGHT after about a half-mile

FROM KEYSTONE

  • Take Hwy 16 A to State Game Lodge

  • Turn right and go through the Park to Hwy 87. Turn right on Hwy 87. Continue for 3 miles. Turn RIGHT onto S. Playhouse Rd at sign. BHP will be on the RIGHT after about a half-mile. (52 minutes)

  • OR Go from Keystone to Custer,

  • Head EAST on 16A

  • Continue for approximately 8 miles

  • Turn LEFT on Hwy 87 (Needles Hwy)

  • Continue for approximately 3 miles

  • Turn RIGHT onto S Playhouse Rd at sign

  • BHP will be on the RIGHT after about a half-mile

  • (56 minutes)

  • OR take SD 40 from Keystone to  Hwy 79

  • Turn onto 36 W and proceed to the State Game Lodge.

  • Go through the Park to Hwy 87

  • Turn right onto Hwy 87 and continue for 3 miles

  • Turn right onto S. Playhouse Rd at sign.  The BHP will be on the RIGHT after about a half-mile (54 minutes)

 

FROM LEAD/DEADWOOD

  • Head SOUTH on Hwy 385

  • Continue all the way through Hill City and into Custer

  • At the stoplight, turn LEFT onto Hwy 16A

  • Continue for approximately 8 miles

  • Turn LEFT on Hwy 87 (Needles Hwy)

  • Continue for approximately 3 miles

  • Turn RIGHT onto S Playhouse Rd at sign

  • BHP will be on the RIGHT after about a half-mile​

 

FROM RAPID CITY

Set GPS to State Game Lodge, then set to Black Hills Playhouse

  • Head SOUTH on Hwy 79 past Hermosa 

  • Turn on SD 36W passing Lintz Bros Pizza to Custer State Park 

  • Enter Park, follow signs to State Game Lodge, and continue on 16A to SD 87

  • You may purchase a Park Pass at the entrance to Park or on the turnoff to SD 87 or at the snack bar at the Playhouse

  • Turn right onto SD-87 (3 miles)

  • Turn right onto S. Playhouse Road at the sign (.5 mile), the Playhouse will be on your right.

 

FROM SPEARFISH or STURGIS

  • Take I-90E to Rapid City

  • Take Exit 61

  • Turn RIGHT onto Elk Vale Rd

  • Head SOUTH on Hwy 79 past Hermosa

  • Turn on SD 36W  passing Lintz Bros Pizza to Custer State Park

  • Enter Park, follow signs to State Game Lodge and continue on 16A to SD 87

  • You may purchase a Park Pass at entrance to Park or on turnoff to SD 87 or in the snack bar at the Playhouse

  • Turn right onto SD-87 (3 miles)

  • Turn right onto S. Playhouse Road at the sign (.5 mile), the Playhouse will be on your right.