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Goodspeed Musicals offers a number of fundraising events throughout the year in support of various programs and initiatives, including our annual Gala & Auction and Theatre Tours to London and New York City. Click the accordions below to learn more.

Travel to London with Goodspeed!

October 13 - 20, 2024

Join Goodspeed’s artistic director, managing director, development staff, and your fellow Goodspeed Members on this special journey. Priority booking for members starting at the $500 Supporting level. See the best that London theatre has to offer with your fellow Goodspeed members. Space is limited, so call today to book your trip. 

If you love theatre, this is the trip for you. Our itinerary will include:

•    7 days, 6 nights in London at The Bloomsbury Hotel
•    Full English Breakfast daily
•    Welcome dinner featuring a special guest speaker
•    Minimum 5 theatrical productions 
•    Tour of the Drury Lane Theater and Angels Costumes
•    Farewell at The Trinity House in London
•    And so much more!

Group airfare including round-trip transportation from Boston Logan International Airport is available on Delta Airlines. 

For more information, contact Sophia Voglino at 860.615.0389 or


Quotes From Our Travellers

Goodspeed's trip exceeded expectations-which you always do.

- Jim and Lousie Wilmot, Naples, FL

You organized and led a wonderful week, one that was perfectly balanced between free time and planned events. It was my first trip since my husband died and I had a wonderful time. I look forward to another trip.

- Betsy Russell, Bloomfield, CT

Thank you for making the London trip a most memorable one! It was truly enjoyable from beginning to end; the plays were wonderful; the company delightful; the accommodations most comfortable and the three of you were the BEST! Thank you, thank you, thank you for a great London experience!

- Roger Glass and Larry Mullins, Dayton, OH

Albert and I are having the time of our life. It is thrilling to be here!!!! What a privilege to be a part of this group. We are meeting the most fun, interesting, and like-minded theatre folk, and are having a ball each day seeing our shows and discussing our adventures.

- Robbie Kestnbaum, Greenwich

Previous London Tours

Saturday, May 18, 2024

The Society Room | Downtown Hartford, Ct

5:30 pm | Doors Open
Hors d’oeuvres & Silent Auction

7:00 pm | Sit for Dinner
Live Auction & Entertainment

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For more information, please contact Sophia Voglino at 860.615.0389 or

Do you have goods or services you'd like to donate to our online or live auction? CLICK HERE

Thank you to our 2023 Gala & Auction Sponsors

Goodspeed Award For Outstanding Contribution To Musical Theatre

Originally designed for and presented to Ira Gershwin more than 20 years ago, this is Goodspeed's most prestigious honor. Goodspeed is pleased to bestow this annual award upon a member of the theatre community in recognition of their extraordinary talent.

Past Honorees

  • 2023 Goodspeed's 60th Anniversary
  • 2022 The Versdon Fosse Legacy
  • 2019 Jason Robert Brown
  • 2018 Sue Frost
  • 2016 Chita Rivera
  • 2015 Tony Walton
  • 2014 Sheldon Harnick
  • 2013 Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary
  • 2012 Kristin Chenoweth
  • 2011 Martin Charnin, Charles Strouse, & Thomas Meehan
  • 2010 Paul Williams
  • 2009 William Ivey Long
  • 2008 Michael Price
  • 2007 Jerry Herman
  • 2006 Stephen Schwartz
  • 2005 Julie Andrews
  • 2004 Gerald Schoenfeld
  • 2003 Susan Stroman
  • 2002 Tommy Tune
  • 2001 Ira Gershwin

Goodspeed Arts & Business Partnership Award

Past Honorees

  • 2012: Hoffman Auto Group

Goodspeed’s New York City Theatre Tour is a 5-day trip to the Big Apple each spring to see some of Broadway’s best musicals. Stay tuned as we’ll announce the dates for our 2025 trip later this year.

Highlights from the 2024 trip included:

  • Round trip coach transportation from Goodspeed’s Terris Theatre to NYC 
  • Welcome dinner at Bond 45
  • 4 nights at the InterContintental – Times Square
  • Daily full breakfast
  • Tickets to 5 musicals: Merrily We Roll Along, Harmony, Water for Elephants, The Notebook and Days of Wine and Roses with the option to add How to Dance in Ohio.
  • And MUCH more!

Priority booking for members starting at the $500 Supporting level. For more information, contact Sophia Voglino at 860.615.0389 or