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Concerts & theater The spacious Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre is only a few minutes from campus in Wallingford. It features world-class musical groups, ranging from Santana to country and rock stars. It also offers touring Broadway shows such as “Grease” and “Riverdance”. The XL Center in Hartford host concerts, sporting events and other exhibitions including CT Whale professional hockey, 2012 Big East Women’s Basketball Championship, Disney on Ice, and the Hartford Home Show.
Woolsey Hall on the Yale campus in New Haven is home to the New Haven Symphony Orchestra with a broad venue of classical music, including world premieres. The Comcast Theatre in Hartford is an outdoor/ indoor venue that has a park-like atmosphere and is one of the largest amphitheaters in the country.
The Long Wharf Theatre, off I-95 just south of New Haven, stages professional theater productions, some as a “try-out” for Broadway, plus Quinnipiac University’s own theater productions.
The Yale Repertory Theatre is a recipient of a Tony Award® for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Located in a former church in downtown New Haven, this professional theatre is dedicated to the production of new works.
The Shubert Theater in downtown New Haven presents concerts, dance companies, and the best of Broadway touring companies such as “Mamma
Presenting more than 300 concerts each year, most performances at the Yale School of Music are open to the public and are free of charge.
The Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library (New Haven) looks like the world’s largest Rubik’s cube and contains extremely rare old books and manuscripts, including a Gutenberg Bible.
In addition to poker, slots, etc., both the Mohegan Sun Resort Casino in Uncasville and Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket offer first-class entertainment options that include concerts, restaurants, shopping, museums, hotels, and spas, and are located a little over an hour from campus.
Museums & galleries The Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven) presents more than 85,000 objects dating from ancient Egypt. Their ancient Mayan collection is second to none. The Yale Center for British Art (New Haven) houses the most extensive collection of British paintings, drawings, rare books, and manuscripts outside the United Kingdom. The Peabody Museum of Natural History (New Haven) has fossils from Jurassic times, huge iron meteors, and exhibits on Native American and Mesoamerican cultures. 4
Mia”, “Footloose”, and “Stomp”. Half-price student rush tickets are available prior to performances at the box office.
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (Hartford) has Old Master paintings, a vast French and American Impressionists collection, and early American furniture. The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center (Mashantucket) re-creates the culture and environment of Native Americans before the arrival of Europeans. The New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain) has a broad collection from colonial times to 20th century works. The Mark Twain House and Museum (Hartford) preserves the 19-room home of the famous humorist and author. The Eli Whitney Museum (Hamden) outlines the legacy of Eli Whitney—the inventor of the cotton gin —and includes an outdoor learning environment.
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