Festival 2018 is Launched!

For 23 years New Haven has had the opportunity to Festival. To see our City come to life with world-class artists, thinkers,and leaders. To come together to celebrate our families, our neighbors,...

Cheers to our Festival Volunteers!

Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who give so generously of their time to make the Festival a success for all!

Learn more about Volunteering at the Festival and submit a 2018...

"Festival" is a verb.

We know it; you showed it. Thank you - to our audiences, artists, thinkers, volunteers, and staff - for making Arts & Ideas the "Crown Jewel" of the arts in Connecticut!

Gospel Fest: Soul Stirring Music and the Woman Behind It All

Every community has its ray of light, its mother, the person to whom they look up to for faith and for hope, the New Haven community has Ms. Mae Gibson-Brown.

We are building the Keybank Stage on the New Haven Green!

Doug Harry (Festival Production Manager) and Rebecca Bombero (Director of Parks, Recreation & Trees for New Haven) give a sneak peak of the construction of the Key Bank Stage on the New Haven...

Tim Snyder - On Tyranny

Author Tim Snyder is excited to share his new book, "On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century" with the festival audience at his upcoming Ideas event on June 13.

Explore New Haven by bike!

Paul Proulx and Laura Burrone from Elm City Cycling discuss some of the upcoming bike tours around New Haven.

Behind the Scenes with Manual Cinema

Manual Cinema company member, Julia Miller, takes us on a tour behind the scenes of "The End of TV," their newest production which premieres at the Arts & Ideas June 19-22, 2017.

Go behind the scenes at a rehearsal of (Be)longing.

"The process of putting the show together has been emotional and inspiring."

10 DAYS to Festival 2017!

10 DAYS to Festival 2017! It's getting tougher to cover everything we have to tell you in the time we have left, but Chad thinks he can squeeze in our TREX in and around New Haven in just 10...

Festival Countdown: 15 days!

FIFTEEN DAYS until the Festival, and we only have 15 seconds to share ALL of our Ideas Events with you. Get your IDEAS FAST PASS today to be sure you don’t miss a thing!

It's 20 days until the start of Festival 2017!

There are only 20 days until the start of Festival 2017 and Chad Herzog, our Programming Director, is here to tell you all about our signature headline concert series in 20 seconds.