Greenwich Arts and Culture
You Need to Experience the Greenwich Arts and Culture Scene!
If there’s one thing Greenwich, Connecticut, excels at, it’s creativity. Here, there are countless organizations dedicated to visual art, dance, theater, music, literature, and history. Greenwich boasts its own arts council, symphony, choral society, and many other creative outlets. Here are just a few of the best places to take advantage of the Greenwich arts and culture scene when you’re in town! For more of the best local recommendations, be sure to access our complimentary Greenwich Vacation Guide.
The Best Places to Experience Greenwich Arts and Culture
The Bruce Museum
Voted the “Best Museum” in Greenwich, CT, several times over, the Bruce Museum features engaging permanent galleries and more than 12 inspiring exhibits that change annually. It’s a fantastic place to explore art, science and natural history in a picturesque setting that is as remarkable as the objects within. There’s no question that the Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences is one of the best Greenwich attractions.
The Flinn Gallery at Greenwich Library
The upper floor of the Greenwich Library features the extensive music collection as well as the Flinn Gallery. The Flinn Gallery is a non-profit, education oriented gallery devoted to presenting art of all mediums from a wide range of techniques, visions, and periods. It receives over 11,000 visitors each year and curates six exhibits between September and June.
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is a one-of-a-kind gallery lends works to more than a dozen exhibitions per year. It strives to promote education and appreciation for contemporary art and design. This center is every art lover’s dream destination!
Greenwich Symphony Orchestra
We highly recommend making a point to see the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra when you’re in town! This entertaining group of talented musicians features world-class soloists, fabulously low ticket prices, and moments that will make unforgettable memories.
The Greenwich Town Party
Though not offered year-round, the annual Greenwich Town Party is a can’t-miss Greenwich event for music lovers! This celebration of life in Greenwich invites residents and visitors alike to come together and enjoy a full day of big-name music, food, friendship, and fun.
The Greenwich Summer Concert Series
Throughout the summer, you’ll discover a vibrant live music scene burgeoning in the heart of historic Greenwich! The Summer Concert Series, featuring around 20 outdoor shows, allows both local and out-of-town musicians to grace the stage and entertain plenty of passersby.
Though not technically in Greenwich, the nearby Curtain Call Theater in Stamford offers an incredible experience for thespians. This community theater puts many a New York City stage to shame!
Westport Country Playhouse
This nationally recognized theater is a non-profit organization that puts on some of the most entertaining and professional productions in the region. Westport Country Playhouse keeps the doors open year-round for any visitors who wish to enjoy a fantastic show in a welcoming and community-centered environment.
The Palace Theatre
If you’re looking for some amazing live entertainment during your stay in Greenwich, be sure to take a trip to the Palace Theatre in Stamford! This venue has been providing locals and visitors with some of the best arts and entertainment since 1927.
The Bush-Holley House
Built in 1730, the Bush-Holley House is a fascinating historic museum located in the famous Cos Cob section of Greenwich, Connecticut. The house was passed down through many generations of the Bush and Holley families. It served as a gathering place for creatives for nearly a century. Less than two miles from the Stanton House Inn, the building is now a National Historic Landmark and offers guided tours throughout the year.
The Greenwich Historical Society
Founded in 1931, the Greenwich Historical Society is a unique Connecticut landmark that focuses on preserving Greenwich’s rich history through the collection of documents, photographs, maps, programs, menus, and books that date back to the 19th and 20th centuries.
Putnam Hill Historic District
While Greenwich locals recognize the Putnam Hill Historic District for its monumental architecture and beautiful, Victorian mansions, most do not realize that this little green stretch of Greenwich is nationally recognized as a historic district. Did you know that storied Stanton House Inn, officially known as the Seaman-Brush House, sits in the heart of this district?
If you’re looking to experience the Greenwich arts and culture scene for yourself, skip the cold, impersonal hotel room! Instead, opt for Stanton House Inn, a beautiful and instrumental part of Greenwich’s storied past. Our bright, airy, and spacious rooms and suites feature original details that will delight any history buff!