Arts & Culture

Ridgefield Arts Council

arts-council-logo-1The Ridgefield Arts Council generates attention for and collaboration between members of our vibrant arts community.

Our mission: To inform, entertain, and inspire those who appreciate and create art in all its genres.

Our charge:  Support & Promote the Ridgefield Arts Community.

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Connecticut – Arts Resources / Links

 

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

258 Main St,
Ridgefield, CT 06877
203 438 4519

Art Museum

Founded by Larry Aldrich in 1964, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is dedicated to fostering the work of innovative artists whose ideas and interpretations of the world around us serve as a platform to encourage creative thinking. It is the only museum in Connecticut devoted to contemporary art, and throughout its fifty-three year history has engaged its community with thought-provoking exhibitions and public programs.

The Museum’s education and public programs are designed to connect visitors of all ages to contemporary art through innovative learning approaches in hands-on workshops, tours, and presentations led by artists, curators, Museum educators, and experts in related fields. Area schools are served by curriculum-aligned on-site and in-school programs, as well as teachers’ professional development training.

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra

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90 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
203.438.3889
email@ridgefieldsymphony.org

ridgefield-symphony-2The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra is a regional professional orchestra founded in 1964 with the mission to enrich the cultural life of the citizens of Ridgefield and surrounding communities by presenting professional live orchestral concerts. The RSO also strives to increase the appreciation for music through community involvement and educational programs for people of all ages and abilities.

 

The Keeler Tavern Museum

132 Main Street
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877
Phone: 203.438.5485
info@keelertavernmuseum.org

Keeler Tavern, reenactment

Celebrating over 300 years as the social hub of Ridgefield, and today provides educational and cultural programs as a living example of colonial life in the early 19th through the mid 20th century.

 Ridgefield Playhouse

80 E Ridge Rd
Ridgefield CT 06877

ridgefield-playhouse-InteriorThe Ridgefield Playhouse is an old theater located in the city of Ridgefield, Connecticut. With a capacity of 500, this intimate theater provides a spectacular setting for many live performances and shows.
The Ridgefield Playhouse hosts many events including musical performances, theatrical productions, and films. With so many different events, there is something for everyone at the Ridgefield Playhouse.

 

THE RIDGEFIELD THEATER BARN

P.O. Box 59    37 Halpin Lane
Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850

theater-barn-3 - SignCelebrating our 51st season providing quality live theater to Ridgefield and the surrounding communities. Our heated, air-conditioned theater offers a comfortable, intimate setting with cabaret seating for most events. We have handicap accessible restrooms and a comfortable reception gallery on the main level. Doors open one hour prior to curtain and seating is cabaret style with our audience members invited to bring their food and beverage of choice to enjoy before the show and during intermission.

All participants, whether on stage or off, are volunteers. We are actors, dancers, musicians, seamstresses, carpenters, singers, electricians, and individuals who just offer willing pairs of hands to do anything from painting scenery to taking tickets at the door. Our compensation comes in the form of good times, camaraderie, and the satisfaction gained from learning new things, being part of a team, and staging a quality production. The Ridgefield Theater Barn is excited about its upcoming season—its 50th year! With cabaret seating at candlelit tables, we offer superior entertainment, so BYO refreshments and join us!

The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance

PO Box 615
440 Main Street (Route 35)
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877
(203) 438-5597
Email: information@ridgefielddance.org

ridgefield-conservatory-of-dance - DancersWe are nationally recognized as a “distinguished, high achieving, pre-professional performing arts school” that “nurtures young dance artists in strong movement technique.” We are dedicated to educating and encouraging students to become knowledgeable, passionate, thinking artists.

Students of the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance learn technique, artistry, and creativity…develop the skills of self-discipline, teamwork, and confidence…and aspire to performance opportunities in The Nutcracker, Ridgefield Civic Ballet, Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Junior Dance Ensemble, college dance programs, and professional dance careers.

Weir Farm National Historic Site

735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897
(203) 834-1896

weir-farm2 BuildingWeir Farm National Historic Site is a 60-acre national park with a focus on the visual arts, one of only two such sites in the National Park Service. Established by Congress in 1990; the park preserves a significant site associated with the American Impressionist movement, maintains the setting that inspired artists for more than a hundred years, and offers the American public opportunities for inspiration and education.

Grounds are open daily, year-round from sunrise to sunset.

Weir Farm National Historic Site is a 60-acre national park with a focus on the visual arts, one of only two such sites in the National Park Service. Established by Congress in 1990; the park preserves a significant site associated with the American Impressionist movement, maintains the setting that inspired artists for more than a hundred years, and offers the American public opportunities for inspiration and education.

Grounds are open daily, year-round from sunrise to sunset.

The Ridgefield Chorale

The Ridgefield Chorale
PO Box 686 ● Ridgefield, CT 06877
info@ridgefieldchorale.org ●
877-815-5635

ridgefield-choral - SingingThe Ridgefield Chorale, a contemporary music singing group whose 70+ members hail from Fairfield County Connecticut and Westchester County New York, is known for its vocal excellence. With a unique repertoire that ranges from Broadway to movie scores, from swing and Latin rhythms to contemporary gospel and spirituals, the Chorale delivers two major concerts a year and a holiday concert.

 

 

 

Thrown Stone Theatre Company

(203) 442-1714

Jonathan Winn

Jason Peck

The Ridgefiled Arts Council has recently introduced Thrown Stone, a realatively new professional theatre company dedicated to new plays. Their first full production, the U.S. premiere of Milk by Ross Dunsmore will perform at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance in July, 2017. Jonathan Winn and Jason Peck, Co- Artistic Directors who founded Thrown Stone in 2016 are committed to cultivating artists and audiences through opportunity, education and mentorship, to serve the region with theatre of distinction.

Note: They presently do not have a fixed performance space, but can be contacted at 410 Wilton Road West, Ridgefield, CT 06877.

More specific information on the Theatre Company can be found at thrownstone.org/about.