NHCPA

About New Haven Center for Performing Arts, Inc. (NHCPA)

NHCPA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with the purpose of revitalizing and operating College Street Music Hall, Wall Street Theater, and Westville Music Bowl (formerly Connecticut Tennis Center).

The mission of New Haven Center for Performing Arts, Inc. is to preserve and operate its venues, College Street Music Hall, Wall Street Theater, and Westville Music Bowl, as 21st century performing arts centers in partnership with others, presenting the most contemporary performing artists to promote economic development and build a sense of community in New Haven, central Connecticut, and Fairfield County, acting as gathering places that provide a focal point of cultural activities for diverse audiences.

About College Street Music Hall

College Street Music Hall (CSMH) opened at 238 College Street, New Haven on the site of the old Palace and Roger Sherman Theatres on May 1st of 2015. Located in the heart of downtown New Haven’s arts and entertainment district, CSMH joins the scene as the hub for live music performance in New Haven and all of Southern New England.

The venue features multi-capacity configurations for up to 2000 patrons: General Admission concerts with a standing room floor and reserved balcony seating; seated theater shows; or a blend thereof, varying per show.  As a multi-capacity theater with state-of-the-art production facilities (including world class concert audio and lighting) CSMH’s mission is to attract major live touring artists who might normally think of Connecticut merely as a state in between the entertainment meccas of New York City and Boston.

As the Roger Sherman Theatre, built in 1926, the building held New Haven’s first movie premiere, for Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, which was attended by stars such as Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Joanne Woodward, and Barbra Streisand.

The theater was reborn as the Palace Theatre in 1984, and ran until 2002.  During its heyday the Palace showcased artists including B.B. King, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blues Traveler, Primus, Phish, The Spin Doctors, Lyle Lovett, Sonic Youth, Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, Lou Reed, The Black Crowes, Meat Loaf, George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars, Tori Amos, Peter Frampton, Fleetwood Mac, They Might Be Giants, Dave Matthews Band, Sheryl Crow, Counting Crows, Run-DMC, Ani DiFranco, Widespread Panic, Fiona Apple, Bob Weir & Ratdog, The Monkees, Robin Williams, Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync, Melissa Etheridge, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, and more.

About District Music Hall

District Music Hall – formerly known as Wall Street Theater – in Norwalk, Connecticut, is a cultural gem that seamlessly blends historic charm with contemporary entertainment. Nestled in the heart of Norwalk’s downtown district, this iconic venue has been restored to its former glory, showcasing exquisite architectural details inside.

Originally built in 1914 as The Regent, the theater opened in 1915 and was known to feature vaudeville acts, the biggest “talkies” of the era, and presented renowned performers John Philip Sousa, John Barrymore, Mary Pickford, and Lilian and Dorothy Gish.

During the Great Depression in the 1930s, the venue was converted to The Norwalk Theater, one of the finest movie theaters in New England, lasting for nearly 50 years. The theater has since made a few notable revivals under the names The Marquee, The Globe, The Roxy, and Wall Street Theater hosting notable artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Primus, David Lee Roth, Violent Femmes and Waylon Jennings.

Once again, District Music Hall has transformed into a premier small-capacity music venue with a transformative renovation, preserving its classic facade while incorporating state-of-the-art lights and sound.

The main auditorium is a sight to behold, with impeccable acoustics and seating arrangements that provide an intimate experience for both fans and artists. From live concerts to comedy shows and community events, the diverse programming caters to a wide range of interests. Additionally, District Music Hall serves as a dynamic event space, hosting corporate gatherings, private functions, and special occasions.

District Music Hall is Fairfield County’s concert venue; it is a cultural hub that contributes to the vibrant arts scene serving Norwalk and the surrounding Fairfield County.

About Westille Music Bowl

Westville Music Bowl, the Northeast’s premier open air music venue, sits on the beautiful Yale University Athletics campus. The former home of the Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament, the Connecticut Tennis Center, has been retrofitted into the region’s top outdoor concert venue for live entertainment in New Haven, the cultural capital of Connecticut.

Originally built in 1991 as New England’s state-of-the-art tennis facility, it hosted the internationally known “Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament” from 1996 – 2010. Over the years, it became known as a symbol of community engagement, hosting concerts by Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Miller, and Bruce Hornsby.

Fully renovated, the multi-capacity outdoor concert venue boasts world-class performances in an atmosphere that pays homage to the Connecticut Tennis Center’s storied past, while embracing a new era of live entertainment. Westville Music Bowl features state-of-the-art sound system and modern food and beverage facilities. Join us under the stars each summer and enjoy top-tier concerts in a beautiful open air music venue.

 

All Shows

The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers

with special guest Sierra Ferrell
Doors: 5:30 pm | Show: 7:00 pm
All Ages
Westville Music Bowl
New Haven, CT
Bleachers

Bleachers

with Samia
Doors: 5:30 pm | Show: 7:00 pm
All Ages
Westville Music Bowl
New Haven, CT
Samara Joy
Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT
The LOX

The LOX

Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT
Beres Hammond

Beres Hammond

with Mikey Spice
Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT
Testament / Kreator

Testament / Kreator

with Special Guests Possessed
Doors: 6:00 pm | Show: 6:50 pm
All Ages
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT
Social Distortion

Social Distortion

‎with The BellRays
Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT
DJ Shadow

DJ Shadow

Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT

College Street Music Hall

Samara Joy
Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT
The LOX

The LOX

Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT
Beres Hammond

Beres Hammond

with Mikey Spice
Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT
Testament / Kreator

Testament / Kreator

with Special Guests Possessed
Doors: 6:00 pm | Show: 6:50 pm
All Ages
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT
Social Distortion

Social Distortion

‎with The BellRays
Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT
DJ Shadow

DJ Shadow

Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm
All Ages
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT

Westville Music Bowl

The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers

with special guest Sierra Ferrell
Doors: 5:30 pm | Show: 7:00 pm
All Ages
Westville Music Bowl
New Haven, CT
Bleachers

Bleachers

with Samia
Doors: 5:30 pm | Show: 7:00 pm
All Ages
Westville Music Bowl
New Haven, CT