Dan Zanes is at Family Day!

Join us for a fun-filled, FREE day of performances and activities for all ages on the New Haven Green featuring family friendly music from Dan Zanes and Moona Luna!

It's Family Day on the New Haven Green!

Join us for a fun-filled, FREE day of performances and activities for all ages on the New Haven Green!

Taylor Mac debuts new show at the University Theater!

To celebrate Festival 20, the Festival has commissioned The 1990s from award-winning performance artist Taylor Mac. Mac performs as a bedazzled creature, accompanied by a live band, to present a...

The Stage is Getting Set!

Our crew has been busy this week getting everything ready! The fun starts this weekend!

Angélique Kidjo: Visionary Leadership Award 2015

The 2015 Visionary Leadership Award honors ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO- Singer, songwriter & UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In an expansive career marked as much by extraordinary musical achievement as passionate...

South Africa Now: Reflecting on 20 Years of Democracy

2014 marks 20 years of democracy in South Africa, as we contemplate South Africa’s post-Apartheid hearings and the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Has the Truth and Reconciliation process been a catalyst...

Speech: The First Amendment in the Spotlight

Elevator Repair Service created its show Arguendo from a Supreme Court transcript of oral arguments from a First Amendment case. Leading experts in First Amendment law and the Supreme Court discuss...

The Art of Bibliotherapy, or How to Match-Make Between Books and Readers

For centuries, the role of the bookseller—or librarian, or literary friend—has been akin to that of the country doctor: get to know patients through time and experience, then lovingly place the right...

Brilliant: The Science of How We Get Smarter

Most of us assume that intelligence is immutable, set by our genetic inheritance or by our upbringing. Writer and reporter Annie Murphy Paul explodes that myth by revealing the impact of the...

Celebrate Festival 2014!

A look back at some of the highlights from Festival 2014.

The Events

David Greig’s highly acclaimed, daring new play asks how far forgiveness will stretch. Dealing with issues of community, tolerance, and how to cope in the wake of traumatic events, The Events tells...