Founded in 1985, The Garde Arts Center, Inc. is a non-profit professional performing arts center in New London. The Garde Arts Center is nationally recognized for its unique architecture and dynamic programming serving Southeastern Connecticut.
Located in the heart of downtown New London, the historic Garde theatre is one of the few remaining historic movie palaces in Connecticut. The Garde was built in 1926 during the golden era of the motion pictures and vaudeville theatres. The restored Moroccan interior of the Garde Theatre and expanded lobbies and function spaces provide a very audience-friendly theatre venue in a warm and beautiful atmosphere.
In addition to the Garde Theatre, the Garde owns a complex of three adjoining buildings including the 110-seat intimate Oasis Room, the Garde Gallery, the Mercer Building, and the Meridian Building, comprising an “arts block” of creative enterprises.
In 2014, the community raised funds needed to install our state-of-the-art digital cinema and surround-sound system. This renovation made the Garde one of the preeminent venues in New England for both world-class cinema and live performances.
Box Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and 2 hours prior to performance and film times.