More Than Summer

More events are happening year-round at Arts & Ideas: more innovative performances; more compelling ideas events; more engaging member experiences. Check back regularly to find out what is happening next!

Visionary Leadership Award Luncheon

Honoring 7th annual honoree, Majora Carter

Looking Back at Festival 2016

Headline Concerts on the New Haven Green

Easily our most popular Festival offerings, our open-air concerts are a family tradition. Warm June weather the historic New Haven Green are the perfect backdrop for unforgettable nights with George Clinton and the P-Funk Band, Red Baraat, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Cirque Mechanics and more. Grab a blanket and a picnic! It’s free!

Ticketed Events

Each June, the world comes to New Haven with award-winning Circus, Dance, Music, Theatre, and performances too unique to categorize It’s all here. Festival artists are Grammy Winners, Tony Winners, MacArthur Genius Fellows, Oscar Winners, Bessie Winners...Name an award and they probably won it.

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

A co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre, Newcastle

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Arts & Ideas Co-Commission

Steel Hammer

Julia Wolfe, SITI Company and Bang on a Can All-Stars

The Money

A Kaleider production. Conceived by Seth Honnor

Off The Charts

International Jazz Collides With All-Stars

The Square Root of Three Sisters

Created and Performed by Dmitry Krymov Lab & Yale School of Drama

Ideas: Lectures and Conversations

Youth Activism, Refugees, Urban Tech, Food Science, Identity Politics and so much more! These provocative and insightful talks are focused on contemporary themes in the humanities and social sciences. Join us as we dig deep into the big ideas of our times.


Come explore, discover, engage and delight in the unique treasures of Greater New Haven. Whether strolling, biking, boating, sipping or tasting TREX programming is designed with everyone in mind! Go, do, see, EXPERIENCE, at the Festival!

Even More to Do!