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Just as a performance does not exist without its audience, a theatre cannot exist separate from its community. We are committed to removing real and perceived barriers to theatre and to creating a welcoming space for all to gather and engage with one another. This is only possible because of the support of our members and donors who are helping us prove that theatre is for everyone. 

Radical Storytelling

We believe that theatre enriches individual lives and communities. Join us as we celebrate the kaleidoscope of human experiences, incubate new works, and take bold risks to truthfully and profoundly reflect our world. 

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In 2011, fans of Frank Capra’s beloved holiday movie were invited to experience layers of Christmassy nostalgia during Long Wharf Theatre’s imaginative production of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.

“I became a member of Long Wharf Theatre because I wanted to be part of this creative community that is telling the stories you won’t hear anywhere else.”

Building Community

We strive to enrich our community through programs and partnerships that engage audiences of all ages throughout Greater New Haven. We are constantly inspired by our community members’ resilience and creativity, and are honored to share with them the life-giving joys of theatre. 

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In 1996, Al Pacino transformed into “Erie Smith” for Eugene O’Neill’s one-act masterpiece, Hughie—the awe-inspiring tale of a small-time gambler down on his luck, told to a sympathetic soul in a run-down hotel lobby.


Long Wharf Theatre embraces abundance over scarcity. Rather than viewing innovation and creativity as finite resources, we recognize that they are practices without boundaries. We aim to collaborate with all whom we share values and innovate our field through collective creation. 

All Ways To Give

Audiences witnessed John Douglas Thompson triumph as Louis Armstrong—and Armstrong’s manager, Joe Glaser—in renowned critic, librettist, Guggenheim Fellow, and cultural historian, Terry Teachout’s first play and lauded opus, Satchmo at the Waldorf in 2012.

“Supporting theatre is taking the stance that the arts have the power to create lasting change.”

A Long Wharf Theatre Member