The International Festival of Arts & Ideas brings together the world’s performing artists and thought leaders each June in New Haven, CT. Dynamic programs feature some of the most influential dance, music, and theatre artists of our time.

For more than twenty years, the Festival has remained steadfast in its mission to bring together diverse and distinct communities through arts and ideas. 

You may not know this… but ticket sales only cover a small percentage of what we need to put on a world-class festival. Without the support of people like you, we simply could not do what we do. Two world premieres, one East Coast premiere, and more than 85% of events offered free of charge!

Please consider giving a gift to help ensure that we fulfill our mission, and support the future of our Festival as well as the community we serve.


In these uncertain times, what can Americans learn and how can we move forward to protect our most precious values? Timothy Snyder discusses his new book, exploring the lessons learned from the...

We festival with the world's best volunteers!

The festival wouldn't happen without all of our great volunteers. Thank you!

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"Festival is a verb" We know it; you showed it. Thank you!

Thank you for joining us for the 23rd International Festival of Arts & Ideas! The sun shone down on all of us this June as we made music, danced, learned, and festival-ed (because “...

Come Festival with the Merchant of Venice!

The New England Premiere of Compagnia de' Colombari’s Merchant of Venice opens TONIGHT at the Yale Law School Courtyard. Performaces at 8pm until Saturday June 23.

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