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New London, CT 06320
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Designed by the renowned architect James Gamble Rogers, the Harkness Chapel is a fine example of Georgian architecture. The excellent acoustic of the structure make it an ideal place for concerts and performances by the students. The same reason also makes it perfect for holding guest lectures. A collection on religious books, periodicals and other reading material can be found in the library in the basement of the chapel. The chapel has a seating capacity for 400 persons and can be reserved for private functions and religious ceremonies
A place called home by the art students of Connecticut College, the Cummings Arts Center is a large facility with multiple provisions. The John C. Evans Hall and Olivia Hall are two venues located within the center that have state-of-the-art facilities for concerts, recording facilities and access to multimedia equipments. The Greer Music Library has a vast collection of music-related material, everything from books to recordings of performances. Wetmore Print Collection are galleries that feature American and Japanese art as well as European artists Rembrandt and Durer.
Located right next to the Cummings Arts Center, the Palmer Auditorium is one of the several multi-purpose venues on the campus of Connecticut College. With a seating capacity of 1300 the auditorium is equipped for large-scale concerts. The Department of Theater and the Department of Dance of the college have their offices in this building, which is also home to onStage, a program run by the college whereby professional theater and performance groups are invited for shows and workshops.
This theater is located in the Hillyer Hall of Connecticut College. A small space with capacity for up to 200 persons, Tansill Black Box Theater is ideal for performances and ensures every audience member a clear view. Dressing rooms are available for performers. The venue is well-equipped with audio-visual equipment and also has restrooms and a box office.
The Crozier-Williams Student Center, also called the CRO at the Connecticut College is where all the action is. This is the hub of all cultural and extra-curricular activities happening on the campus. Apart from offering special services and counseling to all the students, the center is home to a host of cultural spaces which hold a wide range of events throughout the year. Attend cultural dos like music festivals, dance shows, theatrical performances alongside academic meetings, award shows, luncheons, debates, discussions among other things at this center. Check website for more details.
The John C. Evans Hall is situated within the Cummings Arts Center of Connecticut College. State-of-the-art acoustics make all concerts an immensely pleasurable experience in this hall. Latest recording equipment links it to Fortune Hall's recording studio.
The Garde Arts Center in New London is housed in what used to be a movie theater and traditional theater that comfortably seats 1475 guests. Tours of popular Broadway shows make brief stop-overs here, but you can also catch seasonal performances, classical music concerts and children's theater throughout the year.
Don't go by its name. The Orphanage is a DIY arts collective founded by local artists. Tucked away on a basement, they host various concerts, exhibitions and other shows for all ages. Only those in the know are aware of its existence.
Regular season at the Garde Arts Center, plus special programs at other locations.
Bean & Leaf is one of the premier small coffeehouses in the New London area. This coffee shop boasts only organic and Fair Trade coffees with over 12 different blends. Bring home some coffee or tea so you can always enjoy Bean & Leaf products in your home.
The Flock Theatre in Downtown New London is a small, non-profit theater that is dedicated to bringing together some of the region's best new performers. The program focuses a lot on Shakespeare and children's theater (especially puppetry), but there is surely something for everyone no matter what time of year you visit.
The Bank Street Cafe in New London is a cozy local cafe and entertainment venue that features performances from local bands and singers. Stop by for some country music and a bite to eat during the daytime.