|Connecticut is home to many fine theaters. Whether you are looking to see a professional play, college drama, musical, ballet, or opera you will always find something going on in Connecticut.
One of the great theaters in Connecticut is the Shubert Theater. The Shubert Theater opened it’s doors in 1914 and has been called the, “Birthplace of the Nation’s Greatest Hits” because of the number of American and world premieres that began on their stage. Located down the block from Yale University and New Haven Green, the Shubert Theater is perfect for an evening out with that special someone or the whole family. When attending the Shubert Theater check out the local restaurants and make this an evening to remember. You will find many fabulous restaurants, cafes, shops, and well known museums nearby.
Another great theater is the Ivoryton Playhouse. Starting out as a recreation hall for the employees of the Comstock-Cheney factory in 1908, the Ivoryton Playhouse has come a long way. The Ivoryton Playhouse became the first self-supporting summer theater in the country when they opened in June of 1930. The reputation at the little theater grew quickly over the coming years and newcomers like Katharine Hepburn and Cliff Robertson came along to help the Ivoryton legend.
Over the past 28 years, the Ivortyone Playhouse Foundation completed a total renovation of the building, including new shingles, a new heating and air-conditioning system, new seats and state-of-the-art theatrical sound and lighting systems. The Playhouse has maintained its reputation as a first-class summer theatre and now produces a year-round professional season of musical, comedies and dramas.
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Connecticut Playhouses & Live Theaters
247 College Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
This famous theater, known as ‘The Birthplace of The Nation’s Greatest Hits,’ has witnessed the premiers of over 200 plays – some of which have gone to be Broadway hits, including ‘The Sound of Music,’ ‘The King and I’ and ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night.’
The Ivoryton Playhouse
P.O. Box 458
103 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442
The Playhouse has maintained its reputation as a first-class summer theatre since 1930 and now produces a year-round professional season of musical, comedies and dramas.
Playhouse on the Green
177 State Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Box Office: 203-333-3666
Often compared to an “intimate” Broadway setting, the theatre has marble walls, gold-leaf trim, and brass light fixtures. Once you experience its spectacular décor, you’ll see why the Connecticut Post calls the Playhouse “a jewel of a theatre”. Come enjoy the best of Broadway—in Bridgeport!
Yale Repertory Theatre
P.O. Box 1257
New Haven CT 06505
Stamford Center for the Arts
61 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Featuring Comedy, Concerts, Theatre, Dance, Family Entertainment, Symphone, Opera and more.
New England Academy of Dance
231 Main St. New Canaan, CT 06840
Seasona performances including The Nutcracker and two spring performances.
Connecticut Opera Association
226 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Connecticut Opera produces quality opera featuring well-known and emerging artists, stage directors and conductors.
68 Main Street
Torrington, Connecticut 06790
Northwest Connecticut’s Regional Performing Arts Center offering concerts, original productions, family entertainment, and children’s plays. Also offering arts education and summer camp.
Goodspeed Opera House
East Haddam, CT 06423
Box Office: 860-873-8668
Standing today as it has since 1876, the Opera House is an architectural beauty from any vantage point. In this century, it is hard to imagine shipbuilding and steamship industries thriving on the Connecticut River. However, William Goodspeed, who was a shipbuilder and multi-faceted businessman, built this building to catch the attention of the bustling river traffic and promote the interests of the East Haddam community.
Garde Arts Center
325 State Street
New London, CT 06320
The Garde Arts Center strives to engage, enrich, entertain and inspire the region of greater New London County.
Connecticut Repertory Theatre
802 Bolton Rd,
Unit 1127 Storrs,
Connecticut Repertory Theatre presents a wide range of material including premieres, contemporary plays, classics of the American musical theatre, and great works from the canon of world drama presented with both traditional and experimental points of view.
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