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Rent the Garde Arts Center Spaces

The Garde Arts Center owns and operates a block of historic buildings in the heart of New London the centerpiece of which is the 1450-seat Garde Theater, surrounded by public event spaces, offices, and galleries – perfect for performances, arts events, private affairs, and business gatherings. If you are looking to rent the perfect venue for your performance, contact us and we will help you determine which space will best fit your event’s needs.

Take a virtual tour of the Garde Theater for a full look at all of the spaces for rent at The Garde Arts Center.

The Garde Mainstage

Rent the Garde Arts Center Main StageThe Garde Theater is a 1450-seat, restored historic theater. The Moroccan-style interior, state of the art sound and lighting systems, and multi-tiered seating is perfect for large performances and events. Our stage is equipped for Broadway musicals, Opera concerts, orchestras, rock artists, jazz musicians, and other performances. It is also commonly used for film screenings, dance, theater, and private and civic events.

If you are interested in renting any of our spaces, please email us or call 860-444-4408 for more information.


The Oasis Room

Rent the Oasis Room at The Garde Arts CenterThe Oasis Room is a cozy 120-seat theater, ideal for jazz and other intimate music, theater, and comedy performances. It also works well for conferences, speakers, dining and private events. The Oasis Room includes state of the art LED stage lighting and audio, a modular stage, movable seating, and its own catering kitchen.

If you are interested in renting any of our spaces, please email us or call 860-444-4408 for more information.


Garde Gallery

The Garde Gallery is the perfect location for parties, meetings, art exhibits, and community gatherings. The 2,000-square foot venue consists of a large open lobby and two modern conference rooms.

If you are interested in renting any of our spaces, please email us or call 860-444-4408 for more information.


Lobby & Function Spaces

The lobbies that surround the Garde Theater and Oasis Room are perfect for pre- and post-performance events, as well as independent events like weddings or conferences. These areas are ideal for receptions, meetings, parties, art exhibits, festivals, and press events. The combined capacity of the lobbies is 400, 625 including the Oasis Room.

  • Main Lobby
  • Kitchings Lobbies
  • Lower Lobby
  • Pfizer Mezzanine Corridor
  • Pfizer Mezzanine Lounge
  • Moroccan Room
  • Beverage Stands

If you are interested in renting any of our spaces, please email us or call 860-444-4408 for more information.