Performing Arts Centers
Garde Arts Center

  • 325 State Street, New London, CT 06320
  • Motivated by a sense of history, a commitment to excellence in the arts and the need for a revitalized New London and Southeastern Connecticut, a group of community leaders created the Garde Arts Center in 1985 as a non-profit performing arts organization.
  • Their goal was to save the historic Garde theatre, one of the few remaining historic movie palaces in Connecticut.
  • Built in 1926 during the golden era of the motion pictures and vaudeville theatres, the recently restored one-of-a-kind Moroccan interior of the Garde Theatre, along with the new seats and state-of-the-art stage equipment, provide a very audience-friendly theatre venue in a warm and beautiful atmosphere.
  • Today the Garde is nationally recognized for its unique architecture and multi-faceted programming playing host to Broadway touring shows, opera, dance, music and family theater.

Eugene O'Neill Theater

  • 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT  06385
  • Founded in 1964 by George C. White and named in honor of America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwrite
  • The O'Neill is home to six distinct programs:  The O'Neill Playwrights Conference, National Theater Institute, Critics Institute and the Monte Cristo College in New London
  • Infomation:  (860) 443-5378 x 0
Garde Arts Center