MUSIC

Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus

Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus was founded in 2012, the 40 voice ensemble is celebrated for its musicianship, creative programming and community outreach. The chorus sings a wide range of music as a catalyst for enriching and educating both participants and audiences by demonstrating to individuals the many ways that beautiful music positively impacts our world.

Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus

The CGMC presents a variety of performances every year in locations throughout Connecticut, including the Shubert Theater in New Haven, the Bushnell in Hartford, Norwalk Concert Hall, and the Ridgefield Playhouse.
The CGMC also produces special events, including a monthly Bingomania hosted by screen legend Joan Crawford.

Another Octave – Connecticut Women’s Chorus

Founded in the fall of 1989, Another Octave: Connecticut Women’s Chorus celebrates its choices and experiences through the power of music. Open to all women, the chorus performs an eclectic repertoire, including standard concert pieces as well as traditional and contemporary music which reflects women’s lives.
Members come from varied backgrounds and lifestyles, and bring with them differing degrees of musical training. Together, we work for musical excellence , and perform for the pleasure of our audiences and ourselves.

FILM

Connecticut GLBT Film Festival (OutFilmCT)

Annual GLBT Film Festival held at Trinity College in Hartford.  May/June

ART GALLERIES & STUDIOS

Hygienic Art

79 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320
Hygienic Art is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating an enriching cultural experience in the city of New London Connecticut. Hygienic Art is happily celebrating 30 years of progressive action in the arts. Initiatives started by the organization have led to the creation of an annual show that now features nearly 500 artists, the redevelopment of an historic building in the heart of downtown New London, creation of a year-round gallery space and arts cooperative, as well as the building of the gorgeous Art Park that now plays host to a wide array of community events.

Expressiones Cultural Center

84 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320
Expressiones wants to promote the Latin American Culture in all its manifestations by introducing the citizens of southeastern Connecticut to its music, art, and customs.

Provenance Center

165 State Street
New London, CT 06320
The mission of Provenance Center is to serve as a public forum in which all dimensions of culture can be examined through the lens of artistic expression. Our vision is that with a clearer understanding of the cultural foundation and origins of the human experience, that which we share will prevail over that which keeps us apart.

Pigeon Hole Gallery/Studios

19 Union Street
New London, CT 06320
We are the Pigeon Hole A gallery, bike shop, photo studio, photo lab, silk screening, tinkering, musical, fantastical space.

The Drunken Pallette – TDP Art Studio

259 State Street
New London, CT 06320
Art Parties for ANY Occasion! Birthdays (all Ages!), Group & Team Events, Mobile Parties, Eco-Friendly Framing, Face Painting/Promotions/Events, Fundraisers, Painting Lessons for No-Novice Skill Level, Custom/Commission Art Available, Canvas & Wine Glass Painting, Basic Art Supplies.

ALVA Gallery

54 State Street
New London, CT 06320
ALVA Gallery has long been associated with the promotion of mid-career artists both local and international.

Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery

140 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320

Mystic Arts Center

9 Water Street
Mystic, CT 06355
The mission of the Mystic Arts Center is to foster the creation and to promote the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts for the broad public.

Norwich Arts Center

60-64 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360
The Norwich Arts Center was formed in 1987 (originally as the Norwich Arts Council) to inspire and provide community to affordable music, arts and education in the grater Norwich region in partnership with other interested in stregthening the fabric of the greater Norwich region.

ART MUSEUMS

Lyman Allyn Art Museum

625 Williams Street
New London, CT 06320
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, founded in 1926, is a community-based museum. It attracts approximately 25,000 visitors annually and all New London residents enjoy free admission.  The 32,000 square foot stone Neo-Classical building, designed by Charles A. Platt, is comprised of nine galleries, an auditorium, bookstore, research library, art studio, and conservation labs.   LAAM is the only museum in Southeastern Connecticut to offer a comprehensive collection of European art as well as American fine and decorative art: the permanent collection is comprised of over 10,000 objects.

Florence Griswold Museum

96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT  06371
Home of American Impressionism. The Florence Griswold Museum fosters the understanding of American art, with emphasis on the art, history, and landscape of Connecticut.

 

THEATRE

The Garde Arts Center

325 State Street
New London, CT 06320
The nationally-acclaimed restored Garde movie palace is the jewel in the crown of the multi-venue Garde Arts Center, Southeastern Connecticut’s non-profit center for performing arts and education. Located in the heart of New London overlooking the historic waterfront, the Garde’s 1440-seat theater, 120-seat Oasis Room, and majestic lobbies, stages and rooms are the perfect creative home for national and local live performance, film, arts education, business and civic events, and diverse private and public gatherings.

Spirit of Broadway Theater

24 Chestnut Street,
Norwich, CT 06360
New musical theater created to inspire!

Flock Theater

New London, CT
Flock Theatre is a professional, not-for-profit theatre company committed to working with any community into which we are invited and through original, collaborative and educational efforts, to find the theatre that best suits the needs of that community. This artistic mission requires a resident ensemble performing for all ages, nationally and internationally and offering educational services in our art.

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

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 playwright, the O’Neill is home to many distinct programs, including the National Playwrights Conference, National Music Theater Conference, National Puppetry Conference, Cabaret & Performance Conference, National Theater Institute, National Critics Institute and the Monte Cristo Cottage, O’Neill’s childhood home located in neighboring New London.  At the O’Neill, writers and directors, puppeteers and singers, students and audiences alike take their first steps in exploring, revising and understanding their work and the potential of the theater they help create.
The O’Neill’s work focuses on the script as it begins its journey to the stage.  The actors work with minimal props and no sets or costumes, holding scripts in their hands, revealing for the first time the magic of a new play or musical, puppetry piece or cabaret act.  Work first performed at the O’Neill has gone on to regional theaters, Broadway, film, and television.  Students and professionals who have honed their skills at the O’Neill can be seen in these venues every day across the nation and world.  Others work behind the scenes as playwrights, directors, in stage management, publicity and a hundred other roles that the public never sees but are nonetheless essential to every production.

Hartford Stage

50 Church Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Hartford Stage is one of the nation’s leading resident theatres, known for producing innovative revivals of classics and provocative new plays and musicals, including 68 world and American premieres, as well as offering a distinguished education program, which reaches more than 20,000 students annually.

Second Step Players Theater Group

Norwich, CT
The Second Step Players theatre troupe creates and performs educational sketch comedy about mental health issues for the purpose of educating the public and reducing stigma. The Players have been ambassadors in community education and advocacy since 1985.