Classes, Community Theatre, Venue
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In the early 1980’s, the Town Players of New Canaan proposed to the Town that it take over and renovate the abandoned Powerhouse in Waveny Park and transform it to a full-time community theater. The Town approved the proposal. The task of raising all the funds privately, restoring the Powerhouse, and converting it to a theatre was a monumental effort that involved hundreds of volunteers. The Powerhouse Performing Arts Center opened on March 18, 1983.
Today, the Town Players of New Canaan operates this 115-seat theater year-round. Each season consists of four main stage productions, a family holiday show, and several Stage II productions of new plays done as concert readings.