370 Highland St.
West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: (203) 934-6611
Fax: (203) 932-1926
Crunch House is nestled in a red-bricked warehouse. Since it is not a publicized DIY venue, only those in the know are aware of it. This all-age performance space is a hub for alternative music. Some of their previous listings are Anonymous, Wargames, Eyes Wide, Milkshakes, Curses and Alethea.
This theater has hosted many award-winning performances and enjoyed international recognition. Plays launched here have received numerous awards, from Pulitzer Prizes to Tony's. As you exit into the Long Wharf area, please note that the theater is on the loading dock where food terminals are housed. It can be tricky to find! More than 20 shows have gone directly from Long Wharf to Broadway or Off-Broadway in New York.
From an open field with a few bleachers to a well-equipped stadium - Yale Field has come a long way. Its stands are a true witness to sporting history and have seen The Bulldogs and The New Haven Ravens in action. There is also a picnic area to relax in once you're done with all the sporting action. Don't fret if tickets for the latest game are sold out - you can always catch the action live on one of the TVs at the stadium's bar. Though the stadium is old and a bit dilapidated, its old world charm still attracts avid sports fans.
If you're a tennis fan, you MUST catch a game at the beautiful Connecticut Tennis Centre. Located on the Yale University campus, it is the fourth largest tennis centre in the world. Every year, history is created on these courts, which play host to the ATP International Tennis Tournament. Greats, such as Steffi Graf, Monica Seles and Martina Navratilova have slammed balls here. You'll also find university students sharpening their tennis skills when you stop by. Or if you're lucky, Venus Willaims or Lindsay Davenport in action.
Reese Stadium is home of the Yale Bulldogs soccer and lacrosse teams. The modern stadium features state-of-the-art amenities for athletes and spectators alike. In addition to the regular matches played at the stadium, it also plays host to various other special sporting events.
Football fans everywhere are indebted to Yale coach Walter Camp for his 1879 codifying of American football as we know and love it today. Yale's Bulldogs play against other Ivy League teams from September through November, and, in alternate years, the renowned Harvard-Yale game attracts audiences and fans from afar. This is a big sporting event in New Haven and if you have the chance to catch a game, it is well worth it. Tailgate parties start the festivities prior to the match, so grab a picnic lunch and party in the parking lot before the big event. Games are played at Yale Bowl on Derby Avenue.
Stage II is the second venue for performances at the Long Wharf Theater. Plays are performed at the main stage or stage II. A favorite among theater lovers, the Long Wharf Theater presents productions from drama, comedy, musicals to classic operas as well. World-class jazz artists have also performed here. Check website for latest schedules.
Art Plus is an exciting, creative place for both the artistic and not so artistic. Come out and join New Haven's newest entertainment spot for an evening of painting, sipping, and enjoying the company of friends. No experience required! Bring your own favorite beverage & snacks! All classes 100% novice oriented, no skills required, guaranteed! After each class you leave with a masterpiece painted by YOU!
New Haven's Criterion Cinema is a one of the most popular in the area for blockbuster hits and special event screenings. In addition to the latest and greatest movies, they also screen cult classics and classic old movies on weekends. For refreshments, the Criterion Cafe offers beer and wine, in addition to the regular snacks, treats and sodas.
This artsy cinema at Temple Square allows you an excellent cinema going experience. With state-of-the-art amenities and Dolby Digital Sound you are sure to get your money's worth. A glass marquee, an appealing lobby, and a café that serves beer, wine and malt beverages, just add to the experience. Enjoy the Lavazza coffee and Mighty Leaf teas; popcorn, pretzels and chocolates too are on offer. Sunday mornings at 11a, enjoy classic cinema at bargain prices at their Movies 7 Mimosas program. For film times, ticket prices and further information, please call or see their website.
This converted garage turned hip bar, microbrewery and dance club has upscale recreation room written all over it. Cowhide couches, soft, beaten-up sofas and a pool table all suggest that you relax and hang out with friends for a few drinks and noshes. Grab the renowned, paper-thin brick oven pizza, or cool, contemporary dishes next door at the connected Brü Rm, where second story eating offers views of New Haven street life. Huge copper vats of beer is on display and live music, DJs, dancing and wild nights sprinkle the calendar.
This thriving community arts center in New Haven, serves as a huge canvas for the many upcoming and local artists. The center is a venue for the exhibits of artworks by the talented artists as well as concerts by musicians from across the country. Apart from hosting performing arts events, the center also serves as a melting pot for artists who can meet up like-minded people and indulge in exchange of ideas. Initiated by a team of young students, this initiative has attracted the attention of art lovers in the city.