Theatres near Wallingford, CT

Wallingford, Connecticut has long enjoyed a reputation as a community that supports the theatre and other lively arts. Going out to see a show can be a great activity to do together while on vacation. When planning your trip to Wallingford, we recommend staying at The Wallingford Victorian Inn. The town’s bed and breakfast is located in a beautifully restored historic building and provides its guests with a delicious, gourmet breakfast.  Here we have listed the theatres near Wallingford.

Toyota Oakdale TheatreOriginally called the Oakdale Musical Theatre, this multi-use venue was created in the “theatre in the round” style. In its early days, this summer stock theatre attracted legendary performers including Danny Kaye and Ethel Merman, and in the ‘60s and ‘70s, it showcased legendary rock n’ roll performances from the likes of Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin. Remodeled in 1996 to seat up to 4,600 patrons, the theatre then joined up with Live Nation to attract top-tier national musical acts. The theatre is also known for its family-friendly performances of beloved plays and musicals. An enormous variety of attractions continue to bring fans into the Oakdale.Paul Mellon Arts Center

The PMAC encompasses an art gallery and an event center. Designed by I.M. Pei, the east wing of the arts center houses five floors of art collections, classrooms, and a 100-seat performing venue. The main stage located in the arts center’s west wing seats an audience of 770, and the underground Chase Bear Experimental Theatre connects the two wings. A wide variety of performers entertain at the PMAC, including family-friendly shows in a series designed specifically for young children. The school’s music faculty performs its recitals here. In 2017, Choate Rosemary Hall school began building a complementary facility, Colony Hall, nearby. The auditorium in the new building will be able to accommodate both large and small audiences.

The Square Foot Theatre

This community theatre venue was founded in 2007 as a place where performers of all ages, including actors, dancers, and musicians, could hone their craft. It became a not-for-profit company in 2013 and moved to Wallingford in 2015. About eight or nine performances are staged each year. It features cabaret-style seating, providing a more intimate experience for its visitors.


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