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Address: 332 Christian St, Wallingford, CT 06492-3819
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Located on the Choate Rosemary Hall campus, the Paul Mellon Arts center...

Located on the Choate Rosemary Hall campus, the Paul Mellon Arts center supports a wide range of artistic opportunities, accessible to all within the School and its neighboring communities thanks to free to affordably modest admission fees. Since 1972, the Arts Center has served as a creative hub, presenting guest artist, faculty and student productions, concerts, exhibits and more. Home to both the Choate Rosemary Hall Symphony Orchestra and the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra, great music can be heard all year long.The Arts Center also serves the surrounding community by providing educational opportunities in the arts for children in grades 1-8 throughout the year through its Young Artists Series.

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Great shows, less than comfortable seating

The PMAC is the theater for Choate Rosemary Hall, and hosts several student productions a year. They also bring in high caliber outside shows. A great resource for the town of... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2016
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The PMAC is the theater for Choate Rosemary Hall, and hosts several student productions a year. They also bring in high caliber outside shows. A great resource for the town of Wallingford!

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Reviewed June 18, 2016

But that being said, the seats themselves are so very uncomfortable. Very difficult to adjust and the minute you move you have to adjust again. Also not much leg room at all. Thought the last performace was a bit pricey $30 and found it very difficult to understand what they were saying. It was a student performance. The sets were... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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Reviewed September 2, 2014

great place. small venue not a bad seat in the house. reasonable prices too. very friendly staff.great parking

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Allamuchy, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Loved it all. We listened to several different selections from Gershwin, Brahms and Beethoven. Pippin was the play, I was enthralled with the talent and amazed that these kids are of high school age.

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Choate Rosemary Hall shares their marvelous performance center with the town of Wallingford. There are plays, musicals, concerts, presentations--both professional and student. Wallingford's own orchestra performs there 4 times a year. Excellent entertainment.

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Wallingford, CT
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

I am a choate graduate and have seen many performances at the Paul Mellon Art Center. There are no bad seats. I always enjoy the student productions especially the spring musical. We have also seen many outside performers there. They have had Gaelic Storm several times and that is always an enjoyable show. Being a Wallingford resident, the Art Center... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Got tickets to New York's premiere flamenco group, Noche Flamenca. Last Friday's performance was outstanding! Lead dancer Soledad Barrio has been written up in The New York Times. I didn't have to travel into the city and deal with the hassle of parking to see this world class group. Kudos to the Arts Center's guest artist series. I will come... More 

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