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Connecticut Theater and Entertainment

Water's Edge is located near some of the best sources of Connecticut entertainment, from renowned playhouses to music venues to movie theatres, there is always some incredible opportunity for experiencing quality Connecticut theater and entertainment nearby.

Playhouses

Goodspeed Opera House

6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

(860) 873-8664

For over forty years, Goodspeed Opera House has brought the area the best of musical theatre in Connecticut. Fresh reworks of comical classics along with aspiring new discoveries are once again on hand for this season. Come early to stroll along the Connecticut River, treat yourself to a romantic picnic lunch or enjoy a drink in the Porch Bar before the show. The museum also features art and artifacts that link the River's stories to today.

The Ivoryton Playhouse

103 N Main Street
Essex, CT 06442

(860) 767-8348

The Ivoryton Playhouse is the country's oldest self-supporting summer stock theater. Established in 1908, it began serving as a Connecticut theater in 1930. It operates June through Labor Day, and there is a wonderful children's theater on Saturday.

Garde Arts Center

325 State Street
New London, CT 06320

(860) 444-7373

As a nonprofit corporation established in 1985, the Center presents national and international touring companies, Broadway, music, dance and theater. This center for entertainment in Connecticut is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Norma Terris Theatre

33 North Main Street
Chester, CT 06412

(860) 873-8668

This theater in Connecticut develops new musicals and nurtures emerging artists. It was named in honor of the actress Norma Terris, star of Jerome Kern's Show Boat and a devoted patron and trustee of the Goodspeed Opera House during her later years.

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

305 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385

(860) 443-5378

This memorial theater is dedicated to the development of new works for the theater and training in the theater arts. There are programs in puppetry, playwriting, musicals and cabaret.

Shubert Theater

247 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510

(203) 562-5666

The Shubert presents a wide array of programs to a diverse community. It offers dance, cabaret and family entertainment representing many cultures, nationalities and varieties of artistic expression. The Shubert also maintains comprehensive education and community outreach programs and makes it possible for families who might not otherwise be able to attend the theater, to come at no cost to them.


Movie Theaters

Marquee Westbrook Cinema

314 Flat Rock Place
Westbrook Center, CT 06498
(860) 399-9692


Live Music

Water's Edge Resort and Spa

Every Friday and Saturday night we offer live music from various local bands playing the Top '40s in our lounge.

Paperback Café

210 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 388-9718

Enjoy live music in addition to a menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, gourmet coffee, espresso, cappuccino and desserts.

Griswold Inn

36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426
(860) 767-1776

Connecticut entertainment is met with warm applause nightly, with an array of musical genre ranging from Jazz to Sea Chanteys to Dixieland, Polkas and Folk.


Concerts on the Green

Main Street, Old Saybrook

Features a variety of music including folk, classics, country/western and family/children. Bring a chair and a snack and enjoy.

Summer Music at Harkness

Waterford, CT
(860) 442-9199

Summer Music was established in 1983 for the purpose of bringing classical music of the highest standard to southeastern Connecticut. Summer Music's goal has been to blend the talents of the most honored artists of the world with some of Connecticut's and the region's most talented musicians. The performances take place in the beautiful setting of Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Connecticut.

 

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