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Donald L. Oat Theater - Happenings In October

Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration!!

Donald L. Oat Theater 15th Year Celebration

Ghetto Girls Productions

"Original Monologues and More"

Theater, Music, Raffles, Cocktails

ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! Postponed until December

Tickets $25.00

Snacks and Beverages will be available

Purchase general admission tickets by calling


or on the box office at www.norwicharts.org

Purchase table tickets @ 860-887-2789


Norwich Community Cinema


Norwich Community Cinema



Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

Suggested Donation: $7

Refreshments from

Poppy and Rye Bakery and Cafe

Purchase tickets at the door or at:

Norwich Community Cinema

Donald L. Oat Theater - Happenings In November

Miss Lottie's Cafe - November

Miss Lottie's Cafe - produced by Kia Baird, directed by Theresa Broach.

A Jazz Musical Theater Experience featuring a musical and theatrical presentations of jazz greats by local musicians and actors. The planned line up will feature such legendary performers as Nina Simone, Billy Holiday in November and Ella Fitzgerald in January.

Miss Lottie's Cafe is presented by The Eastern CT Urban Professionals in collaboration with Norwich Arts Center and will be preformed in the Norwich Arts Center's Donald L. Oat Theater.

Billie Holiday Tickets on Sale Now


Miss Lottie's Cafe - Billie Holiday

On Exhibit in the NAC Coop Gallery

See it Now - October

"But Wait There's More"

Works by Gallery Artists and Invited Guests

NAC Gallery
reception: Friday, October 3 at 6 PM
runs through October 31

Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 12 to 4 PM

Coming Soon

In November


The Art of Sue Kenney

NAC Gallery
reception: Friday, November 7 at 6 PM
runs through November 29

Take Center Stage in the Donald L. Oat Theater (NAC 3rd floor)

mic in the spotlight

calling all musicians, poets and performers!

Open Mic Night!
in the Donald L. Oat Theater
Thursday, October 16 @ 6:30 PM

Featuring - FE FI FO - a New Haven band

Original lyric & tonal compositions of social conscience

Find out more about Fe Fi Fo

Make this night your night at the Mic

Wine Down Fridays - Make Art, Drink Wine!

Zentangle® Wine Down
October 10, 2014 from 6:00-8:30 pm

$25 (plus $10 starter kit if needed)

Register 24 hours in advance and get $5 off: 860-822-8412

BYOB! No drawing experience necessary! Create beautiful art while you relax with glass of wine.

Taught by Certified Zentangle® Teacher Carol Dunn

zentangle design


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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