The Theater of the Performing Arts opened in January 2001 as part of the scenic Learning Corridor. It houses a 622-seat, state-of-the-art proscenium theater, and a 120-seat flexible  black box theater. The facility also has gallery spaces,  classrooms, support spaces, and dressing rooms. 

In addition to supporting events at the Academy and the Learning Corridor, our theater is available to the public for theater productions, non-profit events, corporate functions, music concerts, or whatever your event may need.  

For more information call: 860-757-6336.

Theater Specs

The Theater of the Performing Arts has the following features:

  • Fully equipped, 85' x 34' stage, suitable for theater, dance, music, conferences, training presentations and other types of events.
  • Box Office for professional ticket sales, handled by trained Academy staff.
  • Spacious lobbies, suitable for presentations or receptions as well as audience enjoyment and comfort before and after the events
  • State-of-the-art lighting and audio equipment, operated by a trained professional staff.
  • Orchestra Pit.
  • The excitement of being part of the Learning Corridor, a concentrated array of facilities with a fundamental commitment to inspired learning.
  • Ample, free, secured parking in the Learning Corridor parking garage.
  • Additional spaces are available for rent. These include classrooms, dressing rooms, and a flexible seating "black box" type of theater with capacity for up to 150 people, with lobby area. 

Booking Space At The Theater

If your organization is interested in using the Theater you should contact the Theater's Administrative Office for an initial meeting, tour and rental estimate.

For more information call  860-757-6336

 Scheduling And Fees

Scheduling priority is given to the Academy and The Learning Corridor schools. The theater management seeks to enhance the mission of the Academy and The Learning Corridor with programs that present opportunities for educational collaboration. Master classes by presenting artists and events that provide involvement for Academy students will receive scheduling preference. Not all requested dates are available. 

 Fees are determined on a graduated scale, based on the affiliation and tax status of the sponsoring organization. CREC affiliates, the City of Hartford, and the State of Connecticut receive priority consideration on facility rental rates. 

To inquire or to receive more information: 860-757-6336

The following is a list of required staff for any event.
  • 1 Lighting/audio technician - 4 hour minimum at $55/hour
  • 1 House Manager - 4 hour minimum at $55/hour
  • 1 Garage Security Guard ( - 4 hour minimum at $45/hour Not needed for non-public events)
  • 1 Lobby Security Guard - 4 hour minimum at $45/hour
  • 1 Janitor - 4 hour minimum at $35/hour

Events may require additional staffing at an additional cost. Additional staffing for ticket sales, technical support, and other requirements is determined by Theater Management in cooperation with the presenter and is based on project size and scope. A full breakdown of additional fees are listed below.

For more information, please contact us at 860-757-6336

Fees breakdown

Fees vary depending on your type of organization. For a full detailed list, please select your organization type below.

What Type of Organization Are You?


Facility Usage Fees For  


Main Stage and Lobby  
Black Box Theater and Lobby  
Dressing Room  
Studio Classrooms  
Theater Lobby Only
(Does not include auditorium)


Wirelss Microphones  
Wired Microphone  
Theatrical Projector  
House Projector  
Orchestra Risers  


Stage Hand
(billed minimum 4 hours)
$55 per Hour 
Building Security $45 per Hour 
Cleaning Staff $50 per Hour 
Lobby Set-Up/Break Down $150 




Theater of the Performing Arts
The Learning Corridor
359 Washington St.
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-757-6388
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