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Donald L. Oat Theater - Happenings

First Friday - September 2014

Artreach Music Showcase

Second Step Players

Come Together Coffeehouse

September 4, 5 and 6th @ 7:30 PM

Tickets $10.00


Cookies, Brownies and Beverages will be available for a minimal fee

Artreach Music Showcase Flyer

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Artreach Music Show case Flyer


Miss Lottie's Cafe - September

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.

Nina Simone 9/12 is Sold Out

miss lottie Flyer

On Exhibit in the NAC Coop Gallery

See it Now

"Artistic Wanderings"

Mixed Media Show

Annual Juried Show

NAC Gallery
reception: Friday, August 1 at 6 PM
runs through August 30

Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 12 to 4 PM

Coming Soon

In September

"Old and New"

Works by Rita Dawley, Julia Pavone

and Mark Dixon

NAC Gallery
reception: Friday, September 5 at 6 PM
runs through September 27

Take Center Stage in Gallery Too!

mic in the spotlight

calling all musicians, poets and performers!

Open Mic Night!
NAC Gallery Too!
Thursday, September 11@ 6:30 PM

Featuring - James Chase - Actor / Playwright

The Will of Seamus Rafferty

Flyer of James Chase's Open Mic

Make this night your night at the Mic

Wine Down Fridays - Make Art, Drink Wine!

Zentangle® Wine Down
No classes in July and August

$35 (includes $10 starter kit)

A relaxing end to your work week and grass cutting!

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, wine-tastings. 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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