Located in the heart of downtown Fairfield, SHU Community
Theatre pairs entertainment and education in a fully reimagined historic
400-seat venue. From live concerts and theatrical performances to film
screenings, author talks and hands-on learning activities, SHU Community
Theatre is a cornerstone of cultural enrichment for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
The SHU Community Theatre’s programming includes diverse series:
Jazz Series – Inventive…spontaneous…improvisational -- Jazz is a distinctly American art form that transcends musical boundaries and thrives on live expression. SHUCT is dedicated to showcasing contemporary artists keeping the tradition alive – and moving it forward. 2023 Season Artists include Marc Ribot, Al Dimeola, Geoff Keezer, and more.
Broadway on Post Series – A-list Broadway stars as you’ve never seen them before – in the intimacy of a small stage right here in Fairfield. 2023 Season Artists include The Doo Wop Project, Linda Eder, Melissa Errico, and more.
Singer/Songwriter Series - 2023 Season Artists include Edwin McCain, Beth Orton, Stephen Kellogg, Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky and more.
Rock Series - 2023 Season Artists include Willie Nile, Average White Band, Walter Trout, Tusk, Darlene Love, Tab Benoit & The Rebirth Brass Band, and more.
Comedy Series - 2023 Season Artists include Pinky Patel, Drew Lynch, Gary Gulman, Alonzo Bodden, Manhattan Comedy Night, and more.
World Music Series - 2023 Season Artists include Red Baraat, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Cherish the Ladies, Dervish and more.
Connecticut Coffee House – An hour from New York City, Fairfield is home to a host of talented songwriters and performers who love sharing their artistry with an appreciative local audience.
Classical Series - A chamber series featuring the best of our local orchestra partners.
Local Legends – The best of talented musicians with ties to the area perform live on a local stage.
Century of Cinema -- From Alfred Hitchcock to Steven Spielberg to Spike Lee, we celebrate movie masterpieces the way they were meant to be enjoyed – on the big screen.
Big Screen Blockbusters – Hollywood’s hottest hits – from yesterday and yesteryear – come to your home screen. 2023 season includes Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Barbie, and Oppenheimer!
Film Events with Q&A – The latest independent and foreign films, as well as thought-provoking documentaries with commentary and reflection from the SHU Community Theatre’s resident movie guru Susan Granger and expert guests. 2023 Season includes Joanna Gleasons' The Grotto, Shared legacies, In the Name of the Son, and more.
Family Film Series – Parents and kids know Sunday is the day to head for SHU Community Theatre for an afternoon of family-friendly entertainment everyone will enjoy.
Thought Leader Series – Being associated with a national university, SHU Community Theatre offers one-of-a-kind engaging experiences for lifelong learners, prospective college students and our own student body. Our non-partisan, respectful format brings you faculty experts and others with an array of fresh perspectives on today’s issues, health and wellness and ways we can transform ourselves and our world. 2023 Season Artists include Jamelle Bouie, Fran Lebowitz, Billy Collins, and more.
Educational Programming – SHU offers a host of entertaining and enriching hands-on learning programs for children, teens and lifelong learners – from summer camps and workshops to internships, theatre arts mentor and live performance opportunities.