RICK WAKEMAN Fans! We look forward to seeing you this Saturday, October 16 at 8 pm at the Garde. Click here for your Rick Wakeman Digital Playbill Click here for concessions pre-ordering from your phone to avoid long lines at the bars. A text message will be sent to you letting you know when your … Continued
Plan Your Visit
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 pre-order and 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
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
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.
Holiday Inn New London
35 Governor Winthrop Blvd, New London, CT 06320, USA
249 N Frontage Rd, New London, CT, USA
Red Roof Inn
707 Colman St, New London, CT, USA
SpringHill Suites Waterford
401 N Frontage Rd, Waterford, CT, USA
Groton Inn & Suites
99 Gold Star Highway, Groton, CT, USA
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 N Rd, Groton, CT, USA
Quality Inn Mystic
48 Whitehall Ave, Mystic, CT, USA
Mystic River Hotel & Suites
9 Whitehall Ave, Mystic, CT, USA
Days Inn & Suites
55 Whitehall Ave, Mystic, CT, USA
Inn at Harbor Hill Marina
60 Grand St, Niantic, CT, USA
Lodging in the New London Area
The Garde audience voted on the best short film and best actor for the Manhattan Short Film Festival 2021. Here are the Garde audience votes for Best Film: Death By Handshake (US) 1 Ganef (UK) 0 Bad Omen (Afghanistan) 17 Rough (Northern Ireland) 14 Archibald’s Syndrome (France) 45 The Kicksled Choir (Norway) 59 Closed to … Continued
Since being shuttered in March 2020, our previously scheduled artists are committed to coming back when the theater can be safely and fully occupied. All of the dates below are based on public health conditions allowing for safe full occupancy of every seat. The Garde has state-of-the-art heating and air-conditioning units with air exchange rates … Continued
See Your Name in Lights! Now’s your chance to light up the Garde marquee with your own personal message. Make the Garde part of your memories by letting us help ask that important question, celebrate an important day or share a special announcement. Rental Rates Rental rates are $175/day per side. Contact Jeanne Sigel … Continued
FACES OF THE GARDE Fan Cut-Outs It’s lonely without you here. Your face reassures us. You will fill our hearts by filling our seats in the theater and lobbies with an 18” x 30” Cut-Out Photo of… You!… Or your Children, Grandchildren, or even Pets! A Garde Fan Cutout helps us take care of your … Continued
The Garde marquee has been especially busy during the pandemic sending messages to the community. Furst installed when the Garde was renovated back in1998. To brighten its illumination – and save on energy – we retrofitted the interior from fluorescent lights to LEDs. The marquee can be rented for special messages by calling Jeanne at … Continued
Pwop Studios, a New London-based recording studio headed by musician/producer Carl Franklin, has moved its facilities into the Garde Oasis Room. This video of the classic blues tune St James Infirmary was recorded on November 22, 2020 and features Carl (guitar/vocals), his brother Jay Franklin (bass/backup vocals), and violinist Steve Sigel.
New London Talent Show Presents Season 10 #saveourstages. Season 10 continues with Part II hosted from the Garde stage by Co-Founders/Producers Frank Colmenares and Curtis Goodwin; the streamed version of what was to be the April 2020 show on the Garde stage. Watch and contribute to our very own stage where the Talent Show was … Continued
New London Talent Show Presents Season 10 #saveourstages. Season 10 came with lots of surprises, many obstacles, and plenty of creativity. The streamed version of what was to be our April 2020 show on the Garde stage is just in time to save our very own stage, the Garde Arts Center! This two-day production – … Continued