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Take Center Stage!

calling all musicians, poets and performers!

Open Mic Night!

Feature: John Basinger
Performing two scenes from his
original drama, "The King"

NAC - Donald L. Oat Theater
Thursday, May 21 @ 6:30 PM

mic in the spotlight


Hot Tickets - Events in the Donald L. Oat Theater

Second Step Players

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness month, *Artreach, Inc. presents "Comic Alchemy." *The stand up comedy and music show features a team from The Second Step Players performing acts mined from their personal mental health
histories. They've taken their pain and transformed it into comic gold! Please join us for a funny and touching evening of comedy and music, followed by "Truth," an open and honest dialogue with the comics about how they use their creativity to heal.
Stand Up for Mental Health - CT

Tuesday, May 26 @ 7:30 PM

Tickets $10 can be purchased at


Leffingwell House Museum

When Ghosts Appear - History Speaks

Northeast Paranormal Investigations Society presents a discussion on a recent investigation that was performed at the Leffingwell House

May 30, 2015 @ 6:30 PM -Tickets are $5.00
Proceeds will benefit the Leffingwell House


Norwich Arts Center
presents a percussion performance by the students of Norwich Public Schools engaged in a NAC / NPS AfterSchool Percussion Program.

June 11 @ 6:30 PM
Tickets are Free


Hot Ticket for June - First Friday June 5th

Dance Party at the Donald L. Oat Theater

First Friday - June 5th @ 8 PM

"Soul City"

Live band with dance music playing a mixture of Rock / Funk / Blues / Disco

Donald L. Oat Theater
Tickets $15
BYO and beverages and snacks are available for a small donation

Call 860-887-2789 ext. 3
Tickets only $15

soul city


Hot Tickets! - A Gospel Brunch in June
In The Theater!

Kia B Music in partnership with The Norwich Arts Center presents "A Gospel Brunch!"

If you love jazz and blues, come see where it all began,  with a stage performance paying homage to the great
Mahalia Jackson!

Sylvia A Baird 
sings gospel classics accompanied by a 3 piece band.
Sunday June 28th at 2:30 PM
62 Broadway Norwich CT

860-887-2789 tickets

Brunch Menu by Big Belly Kelly's BBQ
Enjoy Chicken, Waffles, Fish, Grits, Biscuits and Gravy and much More!!

Come listen, have a great time with friends and be blessed by the music!!

Tickets only $30 for Brunch and the Show

Gospel Brunch




On Exhibit - NAC Gallery!

See It Now!

Photo 10

Juried Photography Show

opening reception:
Friday, May 1

on exhibit through May29th

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


Coming Soon!

Paper and Ink

Prints by students of the
Hartford Art School

opening reception:
Friday, June 5
on exhibit through June 27

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:
June 20 - The Logo Movie
July 11 - Back to The Future
August 8 - TBD
For more updates from NCC,
visit their website!




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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