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The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

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Address: 300 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2395
Phone Number: 860 510 0473
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Every Seat Is The Best Seat

We have been to the Kate for many performances and all have been enjoyable. We have seen musical performances, plays and comedians. The venue itself is set up with very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Robert C
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Westbrook
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Westbrook
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to the Kate for many performances and all have been enjoyable. We have seen musical performances, plays and comedians. The venue itself is set up with very comfortable seating with plenty of elbow room. Every seat is the best seat cause it is small. There is also a Katherine Hepburn Museum on the entry level and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Free experience. How much better can it be!!!!! Even suitable for an inexperienced listener like me. Very recognizable music and wonderful duo of popular operas.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Just attended a performance of "Noises Off" at the Kate and it was very well done. Of course, it was not Broadway, but the performers did a wonderful job entertaining an appreciative audience. The Kate is a marvelous venue, pristine with good spacing and wonderful seating and a staff that obviously know what it is to do. This was my... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We went to see a night of comedy with three local comedians. It is a wonderful venue. We were fifteen minutes early and took a tour of the Katherine Hepburn Museum in the building. Really interesting history especially for the local area of Old Saybrook. We enjoyed our evening and will travel again to see their ever changing entertainment options!

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Stony Point, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

First time visitor, with a group to see 'Bye Bye Birdie'. The presentation was very well done. I don't think there's a bad seat in the theater. Interesting Hepburn facts and pictures in displays. Pleasant way to spend an evening.t

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

"The Kate" continues to offer a variety of entertainment options. My preference is live music and it seems every month now there are multiple shows I wish to attend. I feel so lucky to have this beautiful Theatre so close to home. All good seats and the acoustics are fantastic.

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

What a great "small" venue to see a locale or famous music artist... The building is setup for great sound and there's not a bad seat in the house. They serve snacks and drinks, beer etc.

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Thank Tech G
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The Kate continues to provide a variety of musical performances....some tried and true, some new and need to be heard. Great space, great acoustics, overall a night out that is well worth it.

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Old Saybrook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Recent remodelling of a historic theater/townhall building into a modernized stage theater, and its dedication to a past town resident, an award winning actress, Katharine Hepburn, has resulted in a first rate community/regional facility. There is also a small exhibit of "Kate's" stage and movie career. The Kate as a structure has a small human scale which makes it quite... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

"The Kate" is a beautiful theatre with incredible acoustics. I have attended a number of live musical performances here and have sat all over left, center, right orchestra from front row to back row and the mezzanine. I have yet to have a bad seat from the standpoint of viewing and listening. However, some of the chairs do not seem... More 

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