For jazz lovers, The Sidedoor is the quintessentual club
The Sidedoor jazz club at the Old Lyme Inn is the realization of Ken Kitchings long cherished dream. In 2011 the jazz fan and his wife Chris bought the beautiful, but sadly neglected, Old Lyme Inn and put their hearts and souls into bringing its former glory to life. Once the historic inn became established, Ken set on transforming an unused space into the perfect jazz venue: Intimate, welcoming, elegant, a room with great sound, the sort of place the best jazz artists would be happy to play in. In 2015 the club hosted the Warren Wolf Quartet, the Christian Scott Quintet, Curtis Fuller, Grace Kelly, and other top names. More great jazz will be coming in 2016. Be sure to join us.
103 Main StreetIvoryton, CT, 06442Phone: 860-767-7318
Great theater year-round in an historic setting
The Ivoryton Playhouse is located in Ivoryton, a beautiful section of historic Essex, on the banks of the Connecticut River. The Playhouse has been an important part of Connecticut’s cultural landscape for over 100 years. The theatre presents a year-round program of professional theatre, drawing audiences from New York and New Jersey to Massachusetts. The 280 seat theatre is comfortable, air-conditioned and is conveniently located off major highways and close to other great attractions such as Gillette Castle, The Connecticut River Museum, Essex Steam Train and two factory outlet shopping centers.
Eugene O’Neill Memorial Theater Center
305 Great Neck RoadWaterford, CT, 06385Phone: 860-443-5378
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, founded in 1964 and based in Waterford CT, is dedicated to the advancement of new work for the theater and creates and operates programs which complement that goal. These include the Puppetry Conference, Playwrights Conference, Critics Institute, Music Theater Conference and the National Theater Institute, a college-accredited training program for theater artists. The O’Neill also owns and operates the Monte Cristo Cottage, childhood home of America’s only Nobel Prize-winning playwright, Eugene O’Neill, and holds an annual celebration honoring the life and works of its namesake every October.
Garde Arts Centre
325 State StreetNew London, CT, 06320Phone: 860-444-7373
Garde Arts Center presents live theatre including Broadway touring shows, dance, music and family theatre. The Garde is the home of the Garde Institute of Creativity. For tickets please call our box office or buy online at www.gardearts.org.