ALTAR'd Spaces

For over 200 years, four churches on the New Haven Green have made history as sanctuaries and historic meeting houses for all who enter. This summer they take up one more purpose: arts incubator. For two weeks, folk music, theater, spoken word, and dance will come together within their walls. These artists channel the Festival’s original essence: that there is nothing more spiritual than a community creating together.

Shoreline Ballet

Performing a new adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, including dancers from the school.

Sat, June 10, 2017, 3:00pm  Details
1 hr

Alison Cook Beatty Dance

An award-winning dance company brings New York-premiered pieces to New Haven.

Sat, June 10, 2017, 6:00pm  Details
1 hr

Taylor Ho Bynum + Friends

Creative music draws upon jazz, classical, folk and popular music traditions.

Sun, June 11, 2017, 6:30pm  Details
1 hr

Mariachi Mexico Antiguo

An unforgettable musical adventure through Mexico!

Tue, June 13, 2017, 6:00pm  Details
1 hr

Rap Guide to Climate Chaos

Canadian rapper Baba Brinkman brings science to life on stage.

Tue, June 13, 2017, 7:15pm  Details
1 hr

The Survivors Swing Band

A seven-piece jazz band playing the classics of a bygone era.

Tue, June 13, 2017, 8:30pm  Details
1 hr

Rolie Polie Guacamole

An award-winning "kindie" band with a high energy, interactive, and educational show.

Wed, June 14, 2017, 4:30pm  Details
1 hr

Deborah Lifton, soprano

One of today’s most compelling performers of contemporary American opera and song.

Wed, June 14, 2017, 6:00pm  Details
1 hr

Olive Tiger

Cello, violin, guitar, drums, bass, and electronics craft a unique blend of melody-driven orchestral rock sounds.

Wed, June 14, 2017, 7:15pm  Details
1 hr

Happenstance Theater

In this devised, clown-esque piece, a troupe of eccentrics creates a “BrouHaHa!”

Wed, June 14, 2017, 8:30pm  Details
1 hr

Tere Luna & Val Ramos Duo

Featuring songs and colorful folkloric dances of México, romantic Bolero songs, and Spanish "rumba Flamenca."

Mon, June 19, 2017, 7:15pm  Details
1 hr

Afro Peruvian New Trends Orquestra

Instrumental Mini Big Band. Awesome Afro Peruvian and Pan American Jazz music.

Mon, June 19, 2017, 8:30pm  Details
1 hr

The Word Citywide High School Poetry Jam

The Word: 4th Annual Citywide High School Poetry Jam. A showcase of the Weekly Word Warriors original poetry.

Wed, June 21, 2017, 6:00pm  Details
1 hr


SriKrishna Leelamrutham encaptures Lord Krishna's compassion, courage, and mischief.

Wed, June 21, 2017, 8:30pm  Details
1 hr