If you’re looking for a magical evening out, check out these four memorable spots for live entertainment in eastern CT. Ranging from state-of-the-art concert spaces to quaint seaside stages, these venues offer one-of-a-kind experiences.
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook. Affectionately known as “The Kate,” this venue is a non-profit performing arts organization located in a historic theater/town hall on Main Street in Old Saybrook. Programming is eclectic, offering something for all ages and income levels on the shoreline, including live music, concerts, comedy shows, theater, musicals, and children’s programs. Website: www.KatharineHepburnTheater.org.
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. Mohegan Sun is one of Connecticut’s premier entertainment, gaming, and nightlife destinations. Take in a free concert performance at the Wolf Den, catch the latest pop sensation in the 10,000 seat Mohegan Sun Arena, or groove to live music in the intimate Cabaret Theatre. Website: www.MoheganSun.com.
Flock Theatre Company, New London. Unlike the other venues on this list, Flock Theatre plays wherever this is space! This troupe performs free readings of Shakespeare plays, historic drama, and offers educational programming for eastern CT children and adults. Venues include the Connecticut College Arboretum and the historic downtown New London waterfront. Every Flock Theatre production is a memorable event! Website: www.FlockTheatre.org.
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Waterford. The O’Neill, named after America’s only Nobel Prize-winning playwright who grew up in turn-of-the-century New London, is considered by those in-the-know as the “launchpad of American theater.” The O’Neill specializes in finding new plays, new musicals, cabaret artists, and puppeteers, providing them a platform on which to perfect their work. The O’Neill also develops new theater artists in addition to its programming. One visit to its stunning seaside campus will have you returning again and again! Website: www.TheOneill.org.