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Take Center Stage!

calling all musicians, poets and performers!

Open Mic Night!

Feature - Playwright
Harriet Grayson

Performing a scene from her play "Sasha Perlov

NAC - Donald L. Oat Theater
Thursday, August 20th @ 6:30 PM

mic in the spotlight


A Summer of NAC for Kids in the Donald L. Oat Theater

In The Theater!

REALIFEMPIRE presents Summer Vacation "Creation Statiom"

Tariko Satterfield


August 3rd through August 21st
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Grades 3 to 10

Work shops in Art, Music, Theater and Dance

Information: Call Tariko @ 860-215-1758 or tarikosatterfield@realifempire.com
Free Breakfast and Lunch available.




Jazz Jam Session on August 15th

Kia B Music & The Norwich Arts Center

Jazz Jam Session!

Saturday, August 15th at 8:00 PM
62 Broadway Norwich CT

860-887-2789 tickets

An open Mic style jazz session with a back up band.
Bring your horn, guitar voice or poetry book and sit in with our band.

Come join us and make beautiful Music

Tickets $20

On Exhibit - NAC Gallery!

See It Now!

Artistic Wanderings

Juried Show

Opening reception:
Friday, August 1 - 6 to 8 PM
on exhibit through August 29

gallery hours: 12 - 4 PM
Wednesday through Saturday
and by appointment


Coming Soon!



Opening reception:
Friday, September 4, 1 - 6 to 8
on exhibit to September 25

gallery hours: 12 - 4 PM
Wednesday through Saturday
and by appointment


At The Cinema!

Norwich Community Cinema

has completed the season at the
Donald L. Oat Theater.
Starting in June they will showing free movies outdoors on the
Norwich Town Green

Dates are:
August 8 - The Lego Movie
For more updates from NCC,
visit their web site!




Art exhibits, concerts, open mics. The NORWICH ARTS CENTER continues to host exceptional cultural events in Downtown Norwich. Take a break from the ordinary and join us.

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HOT Tickets

Jim Carpenter & the Hoolios
March 1 at 8 PM

With their unique fusion of Rock, Americana and Latin sounds, the Hoolios return to the Oat stage to deliver another thrilling performance!

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Vagina Monologues
March 15 & 16 at 7:30 PM

Yes, this edgy Eve Ensler monologue play comes again to the Donald L. Oat, with frank discussions of the V-word that range from horrowing to humorous!

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Irish FUNdraiser
March 22 at 6 PM

Keep the spirit of St Patrick's Day going and join us for a night of Celtic music, classic Irish dinner and more!

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Artistic Wanderings 2013
Open Show for all artist
August 2013

More info here »

Thirty Under Thirty
Various Artists
September 2013

More info coming soon!

In the Pink
Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation Show
October 2013

More info coming soon!


Check the gallery page for our exhibit calendar!

Jim Carpenter & the Hoolios
March 1, 2013

A fusion of Rock, Americana and Latin sounds, the Hoolios return to thrill audiences at the Oat!

Eight to the Bar
April 12, 2013

The masters of Swing electrify the room with their irresistibly danceable jump-and-jive tunes! A sold out show every year!

Cool Cat Jazz
May 12, 2013

This ensemble charms audiences with their enthusiatic performances and vibrant jazz sound!

All performances start at 8 PM at the Oat!

More info about our season here »

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