Entertainment

Top Choice Cinema in Litchfield Hills

Bantam Cinema

Housed in a converted red barn on the shores of Lake Bantam, the oldest continuously operating movie theater in Connecticut is a real Litchfield experience. The well-curated screenings focus on independent and forei…
Top Choice Theater in Westport

Westport Country Playhouse

Since its founding in 1931 this well-respected playhouse has staged hundreds of productions attracting big-name Broadway talent. It's hardly surprising when the converted former barn was given a state-of-the-art ove…
Concert Venue in Hartford

Bushnell

Hosting over 500 events a year, Bushnell plays a major role in the state's cultural life. This landmark historic building is the go to for most ballet, symphony, opera and chamber-music performances.
Cinema in Hartford

Real Art Ways

Contemporary media works find an outlet at this consistently offbeat and adventurous gallery/cinema/performance space/lounge. Sip wine or beer as you watch a hot documentary, listen to an all-female chamber-rock qui…
Theater in New Haven

Shubert Theater

Dubbed 'Birthplace of the Nation's Greatest Hits,' the Shubert has, since 1914, been hosting ballet and Broadway musicals on their trial runs before heading off to New York City. In recent years it has expanded its …
Theater in New Haven

Yale Repertory Theatre

Performing classics and new works in a converted church, this Tony-winning repertory company has mounted more than 90 world premiers. Its varied program is presented by graduate student actors from the Yale School o…
Theater in New London

Garde Arts Center

The centerpiece of this arts complex is the one-of-a-kind 1472-seat Garde Theater, a former vaudeville house, built in 1926, with a restored Moroccan interior. Today, the theater presents everything from Broadway pl…
Classical Music in New Haven

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Yale's Woolsey Hall is home to most performances by this orchestra, whose season runs from October through April. Outside season, crowds flock to the New Haven Green for the special outdoor summer concert series (fe…
Live Music in New Haven

Café Nine

An old-school beatnik dive with a roadhouse feel, this is the heart of New Haven's local music scene (it dubs itself the 'musician's living room'). It's an odd place where banjo-playing hippies rub shoulders with ro…
Live Music in New Haven

Toad's Place

Toad's is arguably New England's premier music hall, having earned its rep hosting the likes of the Rolling Stones, U2 and Bob Dylan. These days, an eclectic range of performers work the intimate stage, including Th…