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Warner Theatre’s Main Stage

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NWCAA's mission is to serve their community’s diverse cultural needs and preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark; to bring the community performance-oriented education programs, local productions and touring shows that are of the highest artistic quality possible; and to secure the Warner Theatre’s position as the focal point for performance excellence in the region.

About Warner Theatre’s Main Stage

"The Warner Theatre was built as a first-run movie palace by Warner Bros. Studios. This elaborate art-deco building was designed by nationally renowned architect Thomas W. Lamb. The opening was a statewide event attended by then-Governor Wilbur Cross and many other dignitaries. Seating 1,772 patrons, the Warner was a stunning example of state-of-the-art technology and lush, elegant surroundings. In the 1960s Warner Brothers sold the Warner Theatre to a private owner who continued to show movies until the late 1970s. By the early 1980s the theatre was closed and slated for demolition when a group of local citizens banded together and formed what is now known as the Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts. This non-profit group worked passionately to save the landmark from destruction. After a successful grass-roots campaign, the association purchased the theatre and re-opened it on May 22, 1983. The theatre is in operation year-round with more than 80,000 patrons passing through its doors each year. It provides a dynamic art-in-education program that has reached thousands of young people from throughout the region. It features a community theatre program that is supported by more than 400 volunteers—from actors to carpenters to ushers. It has presented some of the world's finest performers, from the Vienna Boys Choir to Anne Murray, and from George Carlin to the Washington Ballet. The Warner's dedicated Board of Directors represents a unique cross-section of business, education, government, and the arts, providing strong and visionary leadership for this important institution."
68 Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790
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Transportation & Parking

The Warner Theatre has limited parking at the venue. There are several municipal lots as well as on street parking near the theatre. Parking fees vary by lot or meter.
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