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Now celebrating its 40th year, The Terris Theatre has been Goodspeed’s home for developing fresh, innovative and original new musicals.

Many new and reimagined musicals have been developed in Chester, Conn., before moving on to Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tours and other Regional Theatres. Because this is a developmental theatre, the show can change on a day-to-day basis. New scenes are added, songs are moved, costumes are changed, dialogue is tweaked—all based on audience response and feedback.


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May 10 - Jun 2, 2024

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Jul 19 - Aug 11, 2024

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Sep 27 – Oct 20

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July 2024

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All sales are final. No refunds. Ticket exchanges are an exclusive Member benefit and must be made at least 48 hours prior to a performance.

All events, performance dates, and cast are subject to change without notice.

Ticket Prices are subject to change without notice.

Every person entering the theatre must have a ticket regardless of age.

Children under the age of five will not be allowed in the theatre. Visit the web page of any Goodspeed show for recommendations on age-appropriateness.

Ticket Exchange Vouchers issued by the Goodspeed Box Office may be used to purchase tickets to any performance. Ticket Vouchers issued beginning October 1 of the current year, expire on December 31 of the following year. Once a Ticket Exchange Voucher expires, it cannot be revived or otherwise used for a ticket purchase. Ticket Exchange Vouchers may not be refunded for cash or used to purchase gift cards.

Firearms are strictly prohibited on Goodspeed property.

For the safety and security of our customers and staff, backpacks are not allowed in the theatre. Purses and bags larger than 12”x12”x6” are also not allowed in the theatre. Please leave backpacks and large purses in your car.

Directions if bridge is closed

Approximate Drive Times
Hartford/New Haven: 45 minutes
Providence, RI: 1 ½ hours
Boston, MA: 2 hours
New York, NY: 2 ½ hours

The Terris Theatre
33 North Main Street, Chester, CT 06412

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FREE PARKING: Located in the lots in front of and behind the theatre.

From New York/New Haven (via I-95)

  • North on I-95 to Exit 69.
  • North on Route 9 to Exit 8 (old Exit 6).
  • Go right at the end of the ramp.
  • At the first stop sign (about one mile), turn left onto North Main Street.
  • The theatre will be on the left (about 1/4 mile).

From Boston/Rhode Island (via I-95)

  • South on I-95 to Exit 69.
  • North on Route 9 to Exit 8 (old Exit 6).
  • Go right at the end of the ramp.
  • At the first stop sign (about one mile), turn left onto North Main Street.
  • The theatre will be on the left (about 1/4 mile).

From Hartford/Springfield (via I-91)

  • Take I-91 South to Exit 22S.
  • South on Route 9 to Exit 8 (old Exit 6).
  • Go left at the end of the ramp.
  • At the first stop sign (about one mile), turn left.
  • The theatre will be on the left (about 1/4 mile).

From Upstate New York, Danbury or Waterbury (via I-84)

  • East on I-84 to Exit 27 (691 to 66 to Middletown).
  • Follow through Middletown to Route 9.
  • South on Route 9 to Exit 8 (old Exit 6).
  • Go left at the end of the ramp.
  • At the first stop sign (about one mile), turn left.
  • The theatre will be on the left (about 1/4 mile).

Alternate Route from New York City to The Terris Theatre

  • Take the Hutchinson River Parkway to the Merritt Parkway (Route 15).
  • Follow into Meriden, CT and take Exit #67 (E. Main Street/Wesleyan) to the ramp for Route 66 East.
  • Follow Route 66 through Middletown.
  • Turn right onto Route 9 South.
  • Take Exit 8 (old Exit 6), Chester.
  • At end of ramp, turn left onto Route 148.
  • At first stop sign, take a left onto North Main Street.
  • The theatre is on the left.

Getting Here Without A Car

By Train: The closest stop to both theatres is Old Saybrook, Conn. on the Shore Line East rail service, which connects in New Haven with MetroNorth and Amtrak routes. Taxi and bus services from the station are available – see below.

By Bus: The #4 Mid-Shore line between Middletown and Old Saybrook, run by 9 Town Transit, wil stop by request in front of The Goodspeed.

By Taxi: Essex Taxi Company (860.767.7433) services the Old Saybrook train station.

Car Rental: Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Old Saybrook (860.395.0758) services the Old Saybrook train station and can meet you at the train station with a car.

For A Special Arrival

  • You may also choose to dock your boat on Goodspeed's private dock on the Connecticut River, just steps away from the theatre. Please call 860.873.8664, ext. 333 for information and docking reservations.
  • Take the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry across the river for a quaint and charming journey.
  • Fly into Goodspeed Airport, within walking distance of the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.

Charter A Bus

If you want to visit the theatre with a group, rely on Ally Charter Bus for private bus rentals during the week or over the weekend. Contact them at 860-730-2133 to learn more! Other Connecticut-based bus providers in the area include Shofur and GOGO Charters, which offer shuttles from any location in Connecticut directly to the Goodspeed Opera House.

A full service bar, as well as a candy and gift shop, are located in the lobby of each theatre and are open one hour prior to curtain and during intermission. Patrons may pre-order intermission cocktails before the show. Your order will be waiting in the lobby or in the Members' Lounge.

A variety of dining and lodging options can be found near The Goodspeed and The Terris Theatre.

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Goodspeed Musicals donates a limited number of tickets to charitable organizations for fundraising events. We try to help as many local nonprofits as possible, but are limited in the number of tickets that we may provide each season. Please review these donation eligibility guidelines:

  • All donation requests must be submitted on organization letterhead and emailed directly to donationrequests@goodspeed.org.
  • Requests must specify how donation will be used and the date by which the donation is needed.
  • Requests must clearly state to whom and where the donation should be sent.
  • Requests must be received by Goodspeed a minimum of six (6) weeks in advance.
  • Out of state requests will not be considered.
  • Please do not send multiple requests.
  • Please do not call to follow up on your request.

We apologize that, due to the high volume of donation requests we receive, we are unable to honor every request. If your organization is selected to receive tickets you will receive a gift certificate in the mail with two weeks. If your organization is not selected, please feel free to submit a request next year.

Important Note Regarding Secondary Re-sellers

Please be advised that the ONLY authorized ticket sellers for The Goodspeed and The Terris Theatre are the Goodspeed Box Office, the official Goodspeed website: goospeed.org, and our direct sales partner Smart Marketing. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party other than Smart Marketing should be aware that Goodspeed Musicals is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with any pertinent updates regarding the performance.