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!

Follow the Journey to 2017

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.

Personal answers to big questions create interactive public art

"I didn’t have to tell people I was the creator of the structures for them to turn to me and say something along the lines of, 'I’ve never really thought about this. This is a good question. It’s...

One Paper, Many Moments - Alex Ripp, Ideas Program Manager

Every time I look at the large sheet of paper still hanging on my office wall, different memories spill into my consciousness, but today, these are the ones that surface.

Festival 21 Video: Celebrate Your Summer

Festival 21 was the best Fest ever! Our artists, premieres, and panelists reached local, national, and global audiences, and you were here. We’re sharing the celebration with this video postcard...

Thank you for being part of the extraordinary experience that was Festival 21!

Save the dates for Festival 22!

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.


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