Long Wharf Theatre is a nonprofit institution in New Haven, Connecticut, a pioneer in the not-for-profit regional theatre movement, the originator of several prominent plays, and a venue where many internationally known actors have appeared.Add Long Wharf Theatre to your New Haven travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our New Haven online trip builder.
Founded in 1965, the theatre has received numerous awards over the years, including a Tony Award for Best Regional Theatre and Pulitzer Prizes for several of its original plays. The theatre, currently led by Artistic Director Jacob G. Padrón, is committed to the creation of new works and the reexamination of classic plays.
The theatre has staged world premieres by Samuel D. Hunter, Craig Lucas, Steve Martin, Paula Vogel, Athol Fugard, and Anna Deavere Smith, among others. In addition, some of the nation’s leading actors, including Sam Waterston, Stacy Keach, Brian Dennehy, Al Pacino, Karen Allen, Colleen Dewhurst, Judith Ivey, Jane Alexander, Reg E. Cathey, Mary McDonnell, and Anna Deavere Smith, have performed on one of the theatre’s two stages.
Long Wharf Theatre Reviews
My friend love going to the Long Wharf Theater. The cost of the tickets are reasonable . We sure enjoy see a Play here. The staff is wonderful and helpful. Easy parking and No charge. We are... more »
Long were theater is very intimate with great shows. There is not a bad seat in the house. They have one man shows they have plays and a variety of other activities there. It is a gem in the New... more »
Amazing shows! This place is always full of talented actors and kind ushers. A great place to take friends/family for live theater.
This is a great place to see a play! They offer two different stages, with a bar area in both. Light snacks are also available. Plenty of parking, and it is located adjacent to I95. Very courteous staff, and all seats offer an excellent view of the stage. Each season offers a good variety of performances.
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