Arts & Culture

Residents of Danbury enjoy an extraordinary quality-of-life and superior lifestyle. Is it any wonder? Danbury can have a quintessential New England feel, or a cosmopolitan vibrant city lifestyle. Located in western Connecticut residents have local access to art and cultural opportunities including theatrical performances, high-end shopping areas that include the finest stores, day spas, and outstanding dining opportunities. The City of Danbury Cultural Commission supports and helps fund performing arts programs for Danbury residents free of charge. Learn more about the Cultural Commission here.

CityCenter Danbury is an innovative partnership dedicated to promoting the vitality of downtown Danbury.

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The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is a leader in supporting a vibrant arts and culture community in Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. They promote and advocate for arts, history, and culture as a primary driver of the economy and as an enriching influence for communities and people.

287 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Tel 203.798.0760

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Danbury is a very diverse community, in fact, we were ranked the 13th most diverse city in America! We have many cultural centers that make our community special!

Amerigo Vespucci Lodge # 160
1 Christopher Columbus Avenue
Danbury, CT. 06810

Brazilian Cultural Center
155 Main Street
Danbury, CT. 06810

Ecuadorian Civic Center
20 West Street
Danbury, CT. 06810
203-790-1818

Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center
gdicc.org/

Lebanon American Club
22 West Street
Danbury, CT. 06810
203-743-5828

Polish American Citizens Club
6 ½ Ives Street
Danbury, CT. 06810
203-748-9938

The Portuguese Cultural Center
portugueseculturalcenter.com

The Danbury Garden Club was founded in 1925 and is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. and The New England Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc.

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Visit the Danbury Library to create, discover and grow! The library services the entire Danbury community.

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The Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets Danbury’s past. Situated in downtown Danbury, the museum preserves the John and Mary Rider House, the Dodd Hat Shop, the Marian Anderson Studio, the old King Street Schoolhouse, the Little Red Schoolhouse and the Charles Ives Birthplace. Huntington Hall, a modern exhibit building, contains the museum offices and a research library.

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The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is a leader in supporting a vibrant arts and culture community in Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. They promote and advocate for arts, history, and culture as a primary driver of the economy and as an enriching influence for communities and people

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The Danbury Railway Museum is a non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers. The Museum, which is located in the historic station and rail yard in downtown Danbury, offers railroad history, tours, train rides, a collection of original and restored rolling stock, and opportunities for hands-on railroad work at “12 inches to the foot” scale.

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The Y values and supports youth programs and understands the importance of arts and education for children. ESCAPE (Encouraging Structured Creative Arts Programs and Education) is a philosophy that is practiced daily through the exciting programs at ESCAPE to the Arts.

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Ives Concert Park hosts world-renowned artists in a wide variety of music and theater genres. Named for famed local composer and Danburian Charles Edward Ives, the venue pays tribute to its storied roots in classical music while acknowledging the ongoing evolution of the art of live performance. With entertainment that ranges from enlightening to awe-inspiring, the Ives reflects the diverse multicultural community in which it resides.

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The U.S. Military Museum opened in 1995 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of our nation’s military history. The original intent of the museum was to maintain the memory of American Tank Destroyer units of the Second World War.

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Musicals at Richter is a not-for-profit organization that provides quality family entertainment to the greater Danbury area in the form of musical theater, operettas, musical revues and children’s theater.

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