Norwich’s Best Kept Secret – A Robust Arts Scene

The arts scene in Mystic Country wouldn’t be complete without the city of Norwich’s contributions. The Norwich Arts Council (NAC) is the cornerstone of the arts in this diverse, talented area, formed by a consortium of local arts back in the late 1980s.

The NAC is located on Broadway in the Chelsea Arts District and encompasses three floors, the third being the home of the Donald Oat Theater. The Theater is a wonderful venue for productions, live music, and pretty much any function you can imagine. NAC also has extra gallery space next door for art shows or local displays. The artists are plentiful and talented, and the NAC’s influence is far-reaching – they attract artists from all over the region and beyond.

The NAC Gallery hosts shows featuring both the NAC Artists’ Cooperative works as well as other solo and group shows. They are also a big part of the First Friday events that draw new crowds to Norwich each month to appreciate the hidden gems the city has to offer.

And if you’re in the area, you must catch a production at the Spirit of Broadway Theater. Right around the corner from NAC, the theater is a class act. Their shows range from classic to cutting edge (I just bought tickets to Greenbrier Ghost, which looks amazing!) and their actors are top of the line.

This show runs now through August 1, 2010 so get on it today!

Past productions this year include The Great American Trailer Park Musical and the rock romance Rooms. The building itself is a treat – you’ll love sitting in their cozy theater, and you won’t have to deal with the Manhattan crowds! Check out their website for their complete schedule and buy your tickets online. You’re in for a really good show!

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