We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Under Construction”
Review of Long Wharf Theatre

Long Wharf Theatre
Ranked #9 of 63 things to do in New Haven
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: A theatre that features Broadway shows.
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Stage II is the smaller stage being used while the main theater undergoes some promising renovations. The location of this place will surpirse first time visitors - it is in a truck terminal with active restaurant food supply and other businesses. You are ready for a fish wrangler to step out onto the platform in a rubberfized apron wielding a small machete, but the material that gets staged here is often beyond excellent, occasionally spiraling upward to Broadway. You'll get to see productions in a fully dressed form and in an intimate setting - any closer you would be part of the play. Even the revivals staged here are generally excellent. Bonus: sometimes there is a discussion after the performance. Love this place and hope it continues its long run.

Thank 2Dine4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (103)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"free tickets"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful room"
in 2 reviews
"sunday matinee"
in 2 reviews
"certain age"
in 2 reviews
"great seating"
in 2 reviews
"small venue"
in 3 reviews
"nice theater"
in 3 reviews
"great venue"
in 4 reviews
"actors"
in 18 reviews
"play"
in 22 reviews
"casts"
in 2 reviews
"humour"
in 2 reviews
"intermission"
in 2 reviews
"lobby"
in 3 reviews
"gem"
in 3 reviews
"school"
in 2 reviews
"library"
in 2 reviews
Filter

64 - 68 of 103 reviews

Reviewed October 10, 2012

We have been to the Long Wharf several times. The last time we went to see Sam Waterson in a play. I think it was a Russian play. The seats were REALLY close together and honestly unless you knew the history behind the play it was impossible to follow. We left half way through.

1  Thank MusicFan7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

Great theatre, professional actors, first rate directing and playwrights. Top notch stars in an intimate setting. Wonderful!

Thank Eileen Z
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 9, 2012

We have been going to Long Wharf since the 1970s. There have been great plays and some real bombs, but overall it was been a good experience. The worst thing about the theater are the seats. They are small and cramped. They renovated the theater this summer and expanded the seating space so perhaps that issue is no longer.
I would highly recommend it for some exciting theater.

Thank MeridenTravelers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Pay close attention to the reviews, and if they give you pause, think twice: I've seen plays that were very good, and others that we agreed had to be in one act or no one would stay for the second act

Thank Arthur R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Long Wharf Theatre also viewed

 

Been to Long Wharf Theatre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing