Open House

Hartford Stage Free Open House

September 23 • 12 – 4 pm
50 Church Street, Hartford

Join us at Hartford Stage for a behind-the-scenes look at all that we do on our stage and in the community! Whether this is your first or hundredth time at the theater, you’ll discover something or someone new. 



12:00PM – 2:30PM

Backstage Tours

  • Tours starting approximately every 15 minutes.
  • Actor Dressing Rooms and Costume Shop require the use of stairs.
  • One bilingual (Spanish & English) language tour will be available around 1PM.

Mini Youth Theater Workshops

 Meet some of our fabulous Teaching Artists and experience a taste of our Youth Theatre classes. Workshops will be appropriate for ages 5-8 and 9+ and begin approximately every 30 minutes.

Workshop Start Times:
12:10: Character Catwalks (ages 5-8)

12:35: Pantomime and Tableaux (ages 9+)

1:00: Props and Costumes (ages 5-8)

1:25: Character Creation (ages 9+)

1:50: Pantomime and Tableaux (ages 5-8)

2:15: Improv (ages 9+)

Hosted in the Garmany Room in the Lower Lobby

Raffles & Prizes, Photo-Op, Ways to Get Involved, & More about Hartford Stage

Throughout the Lower Lobby

Alumni Table

If you are a former staff member or student at Hartford Stage, stop by the Alumni table, pick up a free alumni pin, and share your Hartford Stage story.

Community Partner Tables & Food Bites from Local Vendors

Stop by for a taste from some of our favorite Hartford-based eateries: Sunberry, Bloom Bake Shop, Rastarant, Pietro’s, Poké Sushi, Salute, and Dad’s Kitchen.

Upper & Lower Lobby Bars

Live Music

Enjoy a mix of contemporary and classical Latin music all day from Hartford-based band, Sin Fronteras.

Hoffman Courtyard (Outdoors)



Performance by Breakdancing Shakespeare

By William ShakespeareAdapted and Directed by Nina PinchinChoreographed by Brandon CoulouteMusic by Kevin Scott

Welcome Remarks & Insight into the 2023/2024 Production Season


3:15PM – 4:00PM

More Conversation & Fun

Parking is available at the MAT Garage next to the theatre. Pay just $7 (cash only) as you enter the Garage. If you do not have cash on arrival, you will be charged the full rate upon exit. Street parking in downtown Hartford will also be free this Saturday.