Connecticut Theaters


List of Award Eligible Theaters and Other State Theaters


To be eligible for the yearly Connecticut Critics Circle awards, theaters must:

  1. Produce shows on a regular basis. This means that the theater either produces multiple shows per season (2 or more) OR offer at least 21 performances of a one per year season.
  2. Request being on our list and must provide documentation that they meet the stated requirements.
  3. Agree to undertake the responsibility of communicating with members of the Connecticut Critics Circle and offering all members tickets to productions.
  4. Have been in operation with an Equity contract for two years or seasons.
  5. Be under one of the following Equity contracts:


Other Equity contracts will be accepted at the discretion of the Connecticut Critics Circle Board of Directors.
Once accepted, a theater may be removed from eligibility at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

To be considered for inclusion on this list, contact the Connecticut Critics Circle.


The following theaters meet the aforementioned criteria and are eligible to be considered for our yearly awards.

A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut (ACT)  – Ridgefield

Connecticut Repertory Theatre – Storrs

Goodspeed Opera House – East Haddam

Hartford Stage – Hartford

HartBeat Ensemble – Hartford

Ivoryton Playhouse – Ivoryton

Legacy Theatre – Branford

Long Wharf Theatre – New Haven

Music Theatre of Connecticut – Norwalk

Playhouse on Park – West Hartford

Seven Angels Theatre – Waterbury

Sharon Playhouse – Sharon

Summer Theatre of New Canaan – New Canaan

TheaterWorks – Hartford

Thrown Stone – Ridgefield

HartBeat Ensemble – Hartford

Yale Repertory Theatre – New Haven


Other State Theaters

The following is a list of other theaters in the state. To be added to this list, contact the Connecticut Critics Circle.

The Bradley Playhouse – Putnam

The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts – Brookfield

The Bushnell – Hartford

Center Stage Theatre – Shelton

Central Connecticut University Theatre – New Britain

Chestnut Street Playhouse – Norwich

Clay & Wattles Theatre Company – Bethlehem

Colchester Community Theatre – Colchester

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre – Berlin

Connecticut Free Shakespeare – Bridgeport

Connecticut Playmakers – Old Greenwich

Connecticut Theatre Company – New Britain

Curtain Call – Stamford

Darien Arts Center – Darien

Downtown Cabaret Theatre – Bridgeport

East Haddam Stage Company – East Haddam

Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts – Fairfield

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center – Waterford

Evergreen Family Theatre – Vernon

Fairfield Theatre Company – Fairfield

Garde Arts Center – New London

Goshen Players – Goshen

The Hartt School – Hartford

Hole in the Wall Theater – New Britain

Little Theatre of Manchester – Manchester

Madison Lyric Stage – Madison

Manchester Musical Players – Manchester

Musicals at Richter – Danbury

Newington Mainstage – Newington

The Norma Terris Theatre – Chester

Norwich Arts Center – Norwich

The Opera House Players – Enfield

Opera Theater of Connecticut – Clinton

The Orange Players – Orange

Palace Theatre – Waterbury

Pantochino Productions – West Haven

Phoenix Theater – New Britain

Ridgefield Theater Barn – Ridgefield

Rocky Hill Town Theatre – Rocky Hill

Shakespeare on the Sound – Norwalk

The Sherman Playhouse – Sherman

Shoreline Theater Academy – Clinton

Shubert Theater – New Haven

Slant of Light Theater Company – Bridgeport

Southington Community Theatre – Southington

Spotlight Stage Company – North Haven

The Square Foot Theatre – Wallingford

Square One Theatre Company – Stratford

Suffield Players – Suffield

Theatre Artists Workshop – Norwalk

Theatre Guild of Simsbury – Simsbury

TheatreWorks New Milford – New Milford

Times Fool Company – Wethersfield

The Town Players of New Canaan – New Canaan

Town Players of Newtown – Newtown

The Warner Theatre – Torrington

Westport Community Theatre – Westport

The Wilton Playshop – Wilton

Windham Theatre Guild – Willimantic

Windsor Jesters – Windsor