Quality Inn East Haven - New Haven
30 Frontage Road
East Haven, CT 06512
Phone: (203) 469-5321
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Stage II is the second venue for performances at the Long Wharf Theater. Plays are performed at the main stage or stage II. A favorite among theater lovers, the Long Wharf Theater presents productions from drama, comedy, musicals to classic operas as well. World-class jazz artists have also performed here. Check website for latest schedules.
This theater has hosted many award-winning performances and enjoyed international recognition. Plays launched here have received numerous awards, from Pulitzer Prizes to Tony's. As you exit into the Long Wharf area, please note that the theater is on the loading dock where food terminals are housed. It can be tricky to find! More than 20 shows have gone directly from Long Wharf to Broadway or Off-Broadway in New York.
If you're looking for a few laughs, look no further than Joker's Wild. This comedy club features stand-up comedy from local comedians to internationally known funny guys. Budding comedians can try their hand at weekly open mic nights. So head on down to Joker's Wild and get your guffaw on.
Historic home of the Connecticut Savings Bank, this marvelous building is today an elegant banquet hall and commercial space. Fashioned upon a Greek-Revival style design, the building was constructed by the New York based architectural firm of Gordon, Tracy and Swartwout in 1906. Although over a century old, the building has retained much of its original charm and grandeur.
Check out the latest Hollywood blockbusters on Middletown Avenue and for an even more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please call.
New Haven's Criterion Cinema is a one of the most popular in the area for blockbuster hits and special event screenings. In addition to the latest and greatest movies, they also screen cult classics and classic old movies on weekends. For refreshments, the Criterion Cafe offers beer and wine, in addition to the regular snacks, treats and sodas.
This artsy cinema at Temple Square allows you an excellent cinema going experience. With state-of-the-art amenities and Dolby Digital Sound you are sure to get your money's worth. A glass marquee, an appealing lobby, and a café that serves beer, wine and malt beverages, just add to the experience. Enjoy the Lavazza coffee and Mighty Leaf teas; popcorn, pretzels and chocolates too are on offer. Sunday mornings at 11a, enjoy classic cinema at bargain prices at their Movies 7 Mimosas program. For film times, ticket prices and further information, please call or see their website.
If you like microbrews, live music and the convenience of Downtown New Haven, Stella Blues is a nifty bar and club that features live music acts, karaoke and more throughout the week. Enjoy one of their signature martinis or Bloody Marys from one of their friendly bartenders. The bar also has a pool table in back for even more entertainment.
One of the great advantages of being in New Haven is that you don't have to drive all the way to New York City to see a Broadway quality performance; after all, the Shubert holds the title, "Birthplace of the Nation's Greatest Hits." Many, many hits premiered at the Shubert before moving on to Broadway, including A Streetcar Named Desire, The Sound of Music (and many other Rogers & Hammerstein productions) and My Fair Lady, to name a few. The Shubert is the region's cultural life, featuring the best of dance, opera, family productions and cabaret. The backstage tour of this architectural gem, built in 1914, is another highlight not to miss.
This thriving community arts center in New Haven, serves as a huge canvas for the many upcoming and local artists. The center is a venue for the exhibits of artworks by the talented artists as well as concerts by musicians from across the country. Apart from hosting performing arts events, the center also serves as a melting pot for artists who can meet up like-minded people and indulge in exchange of ideas. Initiated by a team of young students, this initiative has attracted the attention of art lovers in the city.
College Street Music Hall is situated close to the prestigious Yale University. It is a hip concert venue for youngsters, especially students, and invites popular American bands such as The Doobie Brothers and singers like Lyle Lovett. Check their website for the detailed concert schedule and information on ticket booking.
This converted garage turned hip bar, microbrewery and dance club has upscale recreation room written all over it. Cowhide couches, soft, beaten-up sofas and a pool table all suggest that you relax and hang out with friends for a few drinks and noshes. Grab the renowned, paper-thin brick oven pizza, or cool, contemporary dishes next door at the connected Brü Rm, where second story eating offers views of New Haven street life. Huge copper vats of beer is on display and live music, DJs, dancing and wild nights sprinkle the calendar.