The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 16-day extravaganza of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that takes over theaters and open spaces in New Haven, Connecticut each June. More than 85% of Festival events are completely free!


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You bring Great Art and Big Ideas to the Festival. Members provide our most critical support; in return you have year-round access to benefits and special events that take you behind-the-scenes for unforgettable experiences.

Cirque Mechanics with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra TONIGHT on the New Haven Green!

Our Headline concerts on the First Niagara Stage come to a close tonight with a dazzling whirl of acrobats, cyclists, and one-of-a-kind machines, Cirque Mechanics brings a captivating production...

Arts & Ideas Hosts a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony on the New Haven Green June 24

Twenty-six people from 19 countries became citizens of the United States today, right here in New Haven.

"The Money" makes it's American Premiere!

"The Money" is an interactive, immersive, theater show/game hybrid that is guaranteed to make you think!

AirPlay is Fun for All!

Air Play is a comic adventure on an epic scale. If you are 5 or 105 you will be delighted!

Explore the city on our Bike Tours!

Our tour partners, Elm City Cycling, lead tours around the city and around the area - whether you are a beginning biker or a road tested enthusiast, there is something for everyone!


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