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Entertainment & Events in New Haven, Connecticut

Special Events

  • John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
    501 Crescent Street
    New Haven, CT 06515
    203-392-6154 (Box Office)
    Home to the Department of Theatre at Southern Connecticut State University, John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts is a multi-use performing arts facility that consists of two performing spaces and a lobby art gallery. "One of the premier performing arts venues in south central Connecticut," Lyman Center offers a variety of live music and dramatic performances each semester. The lobby gallery features a permanent display of sculpture and monthly exhibits of visual art. more

Night Life

  • BAR
    254 Crown Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
    203-495-1111
    Features a place to hang out and play pool, home brewed beer and brick oven pizza, dancing with resident & guest djs, loft for private parties, a lounge for relaxing and a back porch with a full bar. more

  • Humphrey's East
    175 Humphrey Street
    New Haven, CT 06511
    203-782-1506
    Thursdays - DJ, Fridays - band, Saturday & Sunday - DJ.

  • Cafe Nine
    250 State Street
    New Haven, CT 06511
    203-789-8281
    Features live music nightly along with sandwiches, soups and other munchies.

  • Diesel Lounge
    944 State Street
    New Haven, CT 06511
    203-776-9899
    A cocktail bar with a weekday happy hour.

  • Gecko
    239 Crown Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
    203-865-2400
    Thursday through Saturday featuring DJ's and live bands.

  • Gotham Citi
    130 Crown Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
    203-498-2484
    Dance room with state of the art sound and lighting. Virtually smokeless environment. Features three bars, an indoor patio bar, elevator access to all levels and an after hours facility on premises. more

  • GYPSCY Bar
    204 York Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
    203-432-2638
    Graduate & Professional Student Center at Yale. An on-campus bar with an interest in local bands and the occasional national act. Open to the public.

  • Icon
    169 East Street
    New Haven, CT 06511
    203-865-4266
    A gay owned and operated nightclub in New Haven that was built to inspire artists. There is a special back room and lounge that can be used as exhibit and performance space.

  • Partners CafĂ©
    365 Crown Street
    New Haven, CT 06511
    203-776-1014
    Open seven days a week. Features three floors, a DJ and non-mainstream entertainment. more

  • Seven Eleven Club
    572 Winchester Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06511
    203-776-5691
    Features a DJ on Friday and Saturday.

  • Toad's Place
    300 York Street
    New Haven, CT 06511
    203-562-5589
    Voted the #1 nightclub in North America, the legendary Toad's Place hosted everyone from "A to Z", including the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, U-2, Johnny Cash, the Kinks, Tom Jones and more. more

  • Van Dome
    102 Hamilton Street
    New Haven, CT 06511
    203-789-2066
    Vandome is the hottest Latin night club in Connecticut. Offering five full bars with experienced bartenders. They offer two dance rooms. The main room features merengue, salsa, bachata, reggaeton and international music. Their famous warehouse pumps the hottest hip hop, r&b, reggae, latin house and free-style. Vandome is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.  more

  • Koji New Haven
    182 Temple Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
    203-772-7900
    Koji New Haven is a trendy, sexy restaurant/nightclub combination coveniently located at the heart of downtown's dining and entainment district. Similar to its sister restaurant in Hartford, Koji New Haven will continue to provide its patrons with a unique combination of delicious and contemporary Asian cuisine, including fresh sushi rolls, yakatori, an array of lunch, dinner and late night entrees, a great selection of specialty drinks (try the Koji Pop or Flaming Scorpion Bowls), sake, and a nightclub. Step inside Koji and be transported into a world where East meets West, where glittering suns rise and set and, after dinner, the club scene explodes with the pulsating sounds of the DJs. more

Concerts & Performances

  • New Haven Symphony Orchestra
    105 Court Street, Suite 302
    New Haven, CT 06511
    203-865-0831
    The NHSO is one of the oldest orchestras in the United States and presents performances by resident players with world-renowned guest soloists and conductors. Most NHSO concerts take place in historic Woolsey Hall on the Yale University Campus, but the symphony also performs at schools, public parks, and community centers in pursuit of its mission to reach a diverse audience and promote excellence in the performing arts.  more

Plays & Productions

  • Yale Repertory Theatre
    1120 Chapel Street (at York Street)
    New Haven, CT 06505
    203-432-1234 (Box Office)
    Yale Repertory Theatre is "a leading professional American theatre dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classics that make immediate connections to contemporary audience." 11 Yale Rep productions have advanced to Broadway and several productions have garnered more than 40 Tony Award® nominations and eight Tony Awards. Formerly the Calvary Baptist Church, the Yale Repertory Theatre contains a 487-seat auditorium and the main Yale Rep and School of Drama Box Office. Two other theatres are used. more

  • Shubert Theater
    247 College Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
    203-562-5666
    Since its opening in 1914, the Shubert Theater has earned the title "Birthplace of the Nation's Greatest Hits" like Oklahoma and South Pacific. Now a not-for-profit, full-service performing arts institution which presents the best of Broadway, dance, music, cabaret and family entertainment. Backstage tours by appointment. Handicap accessible. more

  • Long Wharf Theatre
    222 Sargent Drive
    New Haven, CT 06511
    203-787-4282
    Long Wharf Theatre is an award-winning regional theatre that produces an annual season of six plays on its two stages, along with children's programming, new play workshops, and a variety of special events. more

  • Elm Shakespeare Company
    Edgerton Park
    203-874-0801
    The Elm Shakespeare Company is a professional, multi-cultural, non-profit theater company committed to establishing a discourse with the New Haven community through the medium of Shakespeare's plays. The essence of the company is its innovative educational programs. Furthermore, the Company will present plays from Shakespeare's canon, free of charge, during the summer in New Haven's Edgerton Park. more

Art Exhibits

  • City-Wide Open Studios
    Various Locations within Downtown New Haven
    203-772-2709
    Each October, Artspace invites you to explore the studios of over 400 artists. Go to New Haven for the largest open studios festival on the East Coast.  more

Festivals & Fairs

  • International Festival of Arts & Ideas
    247 College Street in Downtown New Haven
    New Haven, CT 06510
    The Shubert Theater Box Office (Tickets)
    203-562-5666 (Tickets)
    Held each June, the 15-day International Festival of Arts & Ideas features performing arts, lectures, and conversations at multiple venues throughout New Haven. more

  

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