Arts + Entertainment

Westport Arts + Entertainment

  • Levitt Pavilion Every summer since 1973, visitors from throughout Fairfield County have come to the Pavilion with picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the high-quality, free-of-charge, evening’s entertainment. Programs are nightly (except Monday) throughout the summer.
  • Westport Arts Center Westport is a community with a rich, proud heritage in the arts and the Westport Arts Center provides many programs so that the arts can be a regular part of your experience
  • Westport Community Theatre The Westport Community Theatre has been located in Westport’s Town Hall since 1979. Five productions are scheduled over the course of the year.
  • Westport Country Playhouse Founded in 1930, the Westport Country Playhouse is a regional theater known for its excellent theatrical performances. Through the leadership of then Artistic Director and Westport resident Joanne Woodward, the seasonal playhouse underwent a complete renovation in 2005 and now offers five or six productions year round.
  • Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center A natural history museum, Earthplace is a nature center and wildlife sanctuary. The organization is dedicated to the promotion of environmental education, preservation and conservation. Earthplace maintains a 62-acre wildlife sanctuary with trails and offers a nursery school and summer camp
  • First Night Westport/Weston First Night Westport/Weston is the alcohol-free, community-wide Celebration of New Year’s Eve through the arts.  It takes place in downtown Westport and is the number one destination in Fairfield County for an entertaining, safe and diverse New Year’s Eve.
  • Wheeler House The Wheeler House is a Victorian period historic house museum operated by the Westport Historical Society. Wheeler House features a gallery for changing exhibits related to Westport’s history and culture. The property includes a seven-sided barn that houses the Museum of Westport History.
  • The Rolnick Observatory Operated by the Westport Astronomical Society, the observatory is open to the public for free on clear Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Fairfield Arts + Entertainment

  • The Fairfield Community Theatre Foundation The FTC, not only runs the downtown, two-screen movie house for independent and second-run films, but operates educational programs for young people who volunteer at the movie house. It also s responsible for single handedly bringing high quality live music and entertainers into downtown Fairfield.
  • The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts Located on the campus of Fairfield University the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts opened in 1990 and includes events such as popular and classical music, dance, theatre, programs for young audiences. The Open VISIONS Forum lecture series features prominent artists, authors, learned contributors to the humanities and sciences and civic and political commentators. It houses the 740-seat Kelley Theatre, the 150-seat Lawrence A. Wien Experimental (Black Box) Theatre, and the Thomas J. Walsh, Jr. Art Gallery. The Quick Center has become known as one of the finest concert halls in the country and was recognized as the “cultural epicenter of Fairfield County” by Westport Magazine.
  • The PepsiCo Theatre A renovated 1922 carriage house on the campus of Fairfield University, is the home to the Theatre Program of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Theatre Fairfield, the resident production company of the University. The PepsiCo Theatre is also home to Shakespeare Ventures, a professional theatre company.

Weston Arts + Entertainment

Weston residents enjoy all of the cultural amenities of nearby sister town Westport, including the Westport Country Playhouse, Westport Art Center and the Westport Weston YMCA.  Additionally, Weston itself boasts an active historic society and regular country events befitting the rural nature of the town.

  • The Weston Historical Society Founded in 1961 in the restored 1841 Coley House, the Weston Historical Society, offers a barn museum and smoke house as well as carriage and livestock barns.  They also sponsor many educational programs.
  • Weston Young Women’s Club A wonderful organization that sponsors a Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning from April to October.
  • Hurlbutt Elementary School PTO Memorial Day Fair & Memorial Day Parade A wonderful annual parade and fair ushering in the start of summer and celebrating the locals Weston town pride.
  • Norfield Grange Agricultural Fair This harvest time fair, as well as Country Fairs and Church Fairs all season long, contribute to the hometown feeling of Weston.

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