- Visitor Info
The Klein Memorial Auditorium is a 1,400 seat proscenium theater located at 910 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport, CT. The venue was built with funds willed to the city by Bridgeport native Jacob Klein (1862-1932), a lawyer and active supporter of Bridgeport community organizations. The auditorium, designed by local architect Leonard Asheim, was built in the Art Deco style and features bronze doors, a marble lobby, inlaid wood and geometric motifs.
After opening its doors in 1940, the Klein hosted such luminaries as Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Fiedler, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Paul Robeson, Milton Berle, and Victor Borge. Fairfield Theatre Company frequently presents shows at the Klein featuring such diverse acts as Alice Cooper, B.B. King, Disco Biscuits, Dweezil Zappa, Herbie Hancock, George Carlin, Peter Frampton, Boyz II Men, Buddy Guy, and the B-52s, to name a few.
Secure, well lit parking is available on a first come, first serve basis and is located directly across the street from the venue. To guarantee parking in the lot, it is best to arrive around the time the doors open for the show, which is usually 7:00 PM. There is a nominal fee of $5.00 to park.