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New Haven Center for Performing Arts completes purchase of Wall Street Theater

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The Wall Street Theater has been purchased by New Haven Center for Performing Arts Inc (NHCPA) under NHCPA LLC, a news release said.

The transaction came after former management reached a settlement in the foreclosure action filed by Patriot Bank. In December, then-Theater Company President Suzanne Cahill called the expected purchase “a historic and exciting change.”

“NHCPA’s experience and relationships will provide world class entertainment to the Norwalk community starting in 2024,” Wednesday’s news release said. “Wall Street Theater represents a strategic move to further enhance its commitment to providing exceptional and diverse entertainment experiences. The acquisition aligns with the organization’s vision to foster a vibrant and inclusive arts community, creating a hub for creativity in Norwalk and the surrounding areas.”

NHCPA’s portfolio includes College Street Music Hall and Westville Music Bowl.

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The news release said:

“A cherished venue with a rich history, the theater on Wall Street has been a cornerstone of the local arts scene in Norwalk for over 100 years. NHCPA recognizes the cultural and historical significance of the Wall Street Theater and is dedicated to preserving its legacy with the introduction of new and exciting programming.

“Wall Street Theater has received a refresh throughout the building and a rigorous cleaning. Equipment upgrades including state of the art concert audio and lighting systems, and overhauled backstage areas to excel beyond industry standards, and accommodate top-level talent. Concert fans attending Wall Street Theater will be greeted with the same superb concert experience that they enjoy at College Street Music Hall and Westville Music Bowl.

“NHCPA has retained Premier Concerts / Manic Presents to exclusively promote shows in the revitalized venue.

“Looking at 2024, Wall Street Theater has a quickly filling spring schedule which includes:

  • An Evening with Cowboy Junkies – February 21st
  • Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA – Friday, March 1st
  • Roastmaster Jeff Ross – Friday, March 8th
  • The Wolfe Tones – March 13th
  • The Samples – Saturday, April 6th
  • Real Estate w/ Marina Allen – Friday, April 19th
  • Gregorian: Pure Chants Tour – April 21st
  • Are You Garbage? (Live Podcast) – Friday, April 26th
  • Beach Fossils w/ Nation of Language – Saturday, April 27th

“Tickets for these shows are available now at wallstreettheater.com

“For more information contact: Tim Kohan at [email protected]

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2 responses to “New Haven Center for Performing Arts completes purchase of Wall Street Theater”

  1. Steven A Adelman

    We are glad to support this local treasure. Looking forward to seeing Cowboy Junkies later this month!

  2. Asia McRae-Johnson

    With this being a smaller hometown venue the new owners should work with NPS to allow for Norwalk school productions to be held at the theatre. Costs to the owners could potentially be a charity tax right-off. They could limit productions to a few a year or even one large one with all levels of education in Norwalk (Annual Norwalk Night Of Music and Arts as an example) the proceeds of the production(s) could go towards music and arts in Norwalk. The production(s) could even be recorded and posted on YouTube or other social media platforms and that could also be a source of revenue for views. Possibilities are endless.

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