21st Century Art & Politics (Part 2)

Art and politics have a long history of complex entanglement, but in the new millennium, the global artistic scene has exploded with political controversy. From the Mariinsky Ballet to Brett Bailey's...

Sinatra at 100: Cultural Influences, Back and Forward

This celebration of the life and work of Frank Sinatra explores his influence on American music and art. Presented in association with The Grammy Museum and The New York Public Library for the...

Claudia Rankine: How Art Teaches a Poet to See

In this talk, renowned poet Claudia Rankine discusses her lauded book Citizen: An American Lyric, an archival and curatorial project that makes present race in American life and fixes our gaze on the...

Surveillance and Civil Liberties in the U.S.

In this talk, a panel will discuss the ongoing legal and policy issues relating to national surveillance programs and the potential repercussions on all of our lives.

Carmen de Lavallade in Conversation

This conversation focuses on Carmen de Lavallade’s fascinating life and creative legacy. Given Ms. De Lavallade’s years performing at Yale Repertory Theater and teaching at the Yale School of Drama,...

Jelani Cobb: Contingent Citizenship (Race and Democracy in the Age of Ferguson and Baltimore)

From the NSA’s mining of citizens’ personal data to the police’s use of lethal force in Ferguson, Cleveland, and Staten Island, recent events have called into question U.S. authorities' exercise of...

New Art, New Cities, New Living

It has been twenty years since the Festival began its annual artistic takeover of New Haven. Both here and around the world, the expansion of arts and culture beyond the walls of theaters and...

Look back on Festival 2015!

16 days of great art and big ideas, June 12-27, 2015.

Plena Libre - TONIGHT!

Plene Libre is our final concert of 2015 on the First Niagra Stage. Come and join us!

Carmen de Lavallade: As I Remember It

Carmen de Lavallade invites you to come to the Yale Repertory Theater at 2pm today to see her final New Haven performance of "As I Remember It"

Explore the greater New Haven area on our Bike Tours!

New Haven is a vibrant cycling community! See the sights, explore bike trails and paths, and discover a piece of local history.

Machine de Cirque: Now Playing in New Haven

Machine de Cirque is an exciting new ensemble of young acrobats out of Quebec's vibrant and innovative circus arts scene. The company brings to New Haven a thrilling new show, featuring gravity-...