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All Tickets On Sale April 7

Starting Tuesday April 7 at 9:30am, all ticketed Festival events will go on sale to the general public. You will be able to order tickets online or at the Shubert Theater Box Office (203-562-5666 or...

Last Chance to Buy Discounted Tickets - April 3

The Festival Member advance sale period ends this Friday April 3 – you only have three days left to purchase discounted $25 tickets for all performance programs! Becoming a Member is easy:


Friends Night at the Shubert Theater on Thursday April 2

If you are (or would like to become) a Festival Member, and would benefit from personal insight into the 2009 Festival programming, join the Festival staff on Thursday April 2 from 5:30pm to 7pm in...

"Foodie Tours", More Discounted Events On Sale To Members March 24

Starting on Tuesday March 24, Festival Members will be the first to be able to purchase tickets to seven different Foodie Tours , which typically sell out well in advance of June. And tickets to hear...

Dance Workshops this Weekend

This Saturday, March 21 and Sunday March 22, the public is invited to take part in
the final weekend of workshops hosted by the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange:

Saturday March 21 from 8pm to 9pm -...

Tiffany Hopkins talks about video production for the Festival

Multi-Media Producer

One of the great joys of working for the Festival is the opportunity to meet so many interesting people and truly compelling artists. A few months ago, we were...

20th Anniversary of Premiere of Mark Morris

Today is the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Mark Morris' Dido & Aeneas. The International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven is the only place where Dido & Aeneas is scheduled to be performed...

Reflections on a recent Really Real Dance Workshop

Community Programs Manager

On February 21, an incredible group assembled for a dance workshop, Process, Principles and Performance with the Dance Exchange and Wally Cardona....

Festival Announces “Favorite Poem Project”

Celebrate poetry during the 2009 International Festival of Arts & Ideas! The public is invited to attend an organizational meeting for the "Favorite Poem Project" on Friday March 13 at 9am at the...

Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie reflects on a night at Town Hall

Executive Director

The tunes were there Little Rootie Tootie, Crepuscule with Nellie,'Round Midnight...the ones we immediately associate with Monk...but the surprise in Jason...

Jason Moran's Town Hall Performance Receives New York Times Accolades

Click here to read the review of "IN MY MIND: Monk at Town Hall 1959" by Ben Ratliff.

Jason Moran and Rupa & The April Fishes On Sale To Members March 10

Two new music events will go on sale to Festival Members on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 for $25 each:

Jason Moran returns to the Festival on June 23 to perform IN MY MIND: Monk at Town Hall 1959. Moran...