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The Fairfield Theatre Company is a nonprofit center for the arts and culture located in the heart of downtown Fairfield, Connecticut. We bring together a community of musicians, actors, artists, writers, fans, and supporters who are dedicated to the simple premise that the broadest spectrum of live entertainment and cultural exchange is essential to the vitality of our society.
Our mission is to connect and enrich our community through the transforming power of the arts. We believe that our quality of life is richly influenced by opportunities to get out and come together in public places to enjoy art, music, theatre, film, arts education and all manner of creative and intellectual discourse, and to participate in these activities to the fullest. To that end, we work diligently to establish and sustain venues for the presentation of concerts, plays, films, visual arts, and arts education. We seek to appeal to the most diverse audience possible, as often as we possibly can. We endeavor to strengthen our community and nurture, enrich, and enlighten the lives of those we touch. Our hope is to make our world a better place one great performance at a time.
Founded in 2001 on the campus of Fairfield University, FTC moved to its current location at 70 Sanford Street in downtown Fairfield in 2004. We began by presenting Off-Broadway theater productions but eventually transitioned into a live music venue. StageOne, a 225 seat listening room, has operated for over 12 years and has hosted world class artists like Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, and Los Lobos . In 2007, FTC began a run of shows at the 1450 seat Klein Auditorium featuring world renowned performers like Lyle Lovett, The Doobie Brothers, and Pat Benatar. In 2015, FTC opened a brand new venue, The Warehouse, at its headquarters in downtown Fairfield. This 640 seat, highly configurable performance space has been highly acclaimed by both artists and patrons. Today we present over 250 concerts, plays, films, art shows, children’s workshops, and other arts-related productions to over 70,000 patrons each year. In 2016, FTC was honored as the Business of the Year by Connecticut Main Street, recognizing its contributions to revitalizing downtown Fairfield.