Don’t Miss the Show by Waiting at the Bar

Contactless Ordering and Payment with the Noble App

Enjoy Garde Arts Center refreshments with Noble, a free app that will allow you to skip the lines at our concessions stands.  With Noble you order and pay for your concessions before picking them at a dedicated Noble Express location in our lobbies.

Say goodbye to long lines by following these simple steps

Download the Noble App…..or Purchase Online

Search “Noble Bar” in the App Store or Google Play Store or purchase from the Garde directly Here and place your order for pickup.

View the Garde Arts Center Concessions Menu and purchase your order. Be sure to allow notifications from Noble so we can notify you when your refreshments are ready for pickup at the Noble Express bar.

Enjoy the Show


View Parking Map

There are several parking areas near the Garde Arts Center:

  • FREE street parking on State, Huntington, Meridian, and Union Streets (shaded in green).
  • FREE parking behind the Courthouse (Access via Cottage Street).
  • FREE parking in the Municipal Parking Lot (Eugene O’Neill Drive).
  • PAID parking at the Water Street Parking Garage and the Cornish Garage.


From the Norwich Area:

I-395 South to left Exit 5 at Montville Connector (signs for CT-32/New London). Continue straight onto CT-32. You will pass Connecticut College on the right and the Coast Guard Academy on the left. Take the downtown New London exit. At third light, turn right onto State Street. Continue straight. The Garde Arts Center is on the right.

From the Hartford Area:

RT. 2 South toward Norwich/New London. From RT. 2, take RT. 11 to end; go left onto RT. 82. At the first traffic light, take a right onto RT. 85. Take RT. 85 past Crystal Mall in Waterford. RT. 85 becomes Broad Street in New London. Take Broad Street to the end. Take a right on Huntington Street and then take an immediate left. The Garde Arts Center is on the left.

From Groton, Providence, & North:

I-95 South to the Gold Star Bridge at Groton/New London. Get in the right lane on the bridge. Follow right branch; split immediately over the bridge. Change to the left lane and follow left split to downtown New London. Pass under the pedestrian overpass. Go to second traffic light (State Street). Turn right. Go three blocks. The Garde Arts Center is on the right.

From New Haven & South:

I-95 North to Exit 83 (Downtown New London). The first traffic light is at end of the ramp. Go straight off the ramp onto Huntington Street. Take Huntington Street to fourth traffic light and make left onto State Street. The Garde Arts Center is on the left.

Area Dining Guide

The following list of New London area restaurants is for your convenience. We recommend you call in advance to confirm exact hours of service and if reservations are necessary. You can also click here for the New London Main Street Dining Guide.

Draft Choice (177 feet)
312 State Street
(860) 405-4015

Dockside Resort Bar (0.3 mile)
32 Bank Street
(860) 443-7433

Dutch Tavern (0.2 mile)
23 Green Street
(860) 442-3453

Fat Boy’s Kitchen & Bar (0.4 mile)
194 Bank Street
(860) 574-9154

Gus’s Pizza & Bar (0.2 mile)
24 Eugene O’Neill Drive
(860) 440-0706

Hot Rod Cafe (0.4 mile)
114 Bank Street
(860) 447-2320

Jake’s Diner on State Street (0.2 mile)
131 State Street
(860) 574-9310

Jasmine Thai Restaurant (0.5 mile)
470 Bank Street
(860) 442-9991

Kamp Dog (466 feet)
15 Broad Street
(860) 443-3000

Kin D Thai and Sushi (0.2 mile)
123 State Street`
(860) 574-9097

La Luna Restaurant (0.1 mile)
35 Gov. Winthrop Blvd.
(860) 326-7258

Mambo Bar & Restaurant (0.4 mile)
200 Bank Street
(860) 444-6400

Mi Casa 2 (0.3 mile)
31 Golden Street
(860) 574-9183

Mi Thai Bar & Bistro (0.3 mile)
8 Bank Street
(860) 501-7588

Mr.G’s (0.9 mile)
452 Williams Street
(860) 447-0400

Muddy Waters (0.3 mile)
42 Bank Street
(860) 444-2232

Napolitano’s Pizza (0.4 mile)
211 Bank Street
(860) 440-3777

Neon Chicken (0.7 mile)
88A Howard Street
(860) 444-6366

Noodle + Rice Bistro (0.4 mile)
165 Bank Street
(860) 443-4444

Oasis Pub (0.3 mile)
16 Bank Street
(860) 447-3929

Ocean Pizza Restaurant (1.0 mile)
88 Ocean Avenue
(860) 443-0870

Octane Cafe (0.4 mile)
9 Tilley Street
(860) 437-7303

On the Waterfront Cafe (1.7 mile)
250 Pequot Avenue
(860) 444-2800

Recovery Room (1.8 mile)
445 Ocean Ave.
(860) 443-2619

Right Path Organic Cafe (0.4 mile)
147 Bank Street
(860) 437-9700

Sellfish (1.7 mile)
260 Pequot Avenue
(860) 574-9645

The Social Bar & Kitchen (0.4 mile)
208 Bank Street
(860) 442-6900

Sunrise Cafe (0.3 mile)
36 Golden Street
(860) 437-3444

Swad Tandoori (0.2 mile)
150 State Street
(860) 439-1809

Sweeties Bakery & Cafe (0.4 mile)
191 Bank Street
(860) 437-0130

33 Golden Street (0.3 mile)
33 Golden Street
(860) 443-1193

2 Wives Brick Oven Pizza (445 feet)
45 Huntington Street
(860) 447-9337

Thames Landing Oyster House (0.3 mile)
2 State Street
(860) 574-9232

Tony D’s (377 feet)
92 Huntington Street
(860) 443-9900

Washington St. Coffee House (495 feet)
13 Washington Street
(860) 437-0664

Holiday Inn New London

35 Governor Winthrop Blvd, New London, CT 06320, USA

(860) 443-7000

Clarion Inn

249 N Frontage Rd, New London, CT, USA

(860) 442-0631

Red Roof Inn

707 Colman St, New London, CT, USA

(860) 444-0001

SpringHill Suites Waterford

401 N Frontage Rd, Waterford, CT, USA

(860) 439-0151

Groton Inn & Suites

99 Gold Star Highway, Groton, CT, USA

(860) 445-9784

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa

625 N Rd, Groton, CT, USA

(860) 446-2600

Quality Inn Mystic

48 Whitehall Ave, Mystic, CT, USA

(860) 980-3257

Mystic River Hotel & Suites

9 Whitehall Ave, Mystic, CT, USA

(860) 980-3160

Days Inn & Suites

55 Whitehall Ave, Mystic, CT, USA

(860) 415-8155

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina

60 Grand St, Niantic, CT, USA

(860) 739-0331

Lodging in the New London Area

Holiday Inn New London (New London)
35 Gov. Winthrop Blvd.
(860) 443-7000

Clarion Inn (New London)
249 North Frontage Rd.
(860) 442-0631

Red Roof Inn (New London)
707 Colman St.
(860) 444-0001

SpringHill Suites Waterford (Waterford)
401 N. Frontage Rd.
(860) 439-0151

Groton Inn & Suites (Groton)
99 Gold Star Highway
(860) 445-9784

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa (Groton)
625 North Rd. (Route 117)
(860) 446-2600

Quality Inn Mystic (Mystic)
48 Whitehall Ave.
(860) 980-3257

Mystic River Hotel & Suites (Mystic)
9 Whitehall Ave.
(860) 980-3160

Days Inn & Suites (Mystic)
55 Whitehall Ave.
(860) 415-8155

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina (Niantic)
60 Grand St.
(860) 739-0331


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