Fairfield Theatre Company
About Fairfield Theatre Company
The Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC) was formed in 2001 to bring off-Broadway plays from New York City to a local venue in Fairfield, and over the past decade has grown and evolved into one of our region’s most energetic and productive performing arts centers. In June, 2004, FTC opened StageOne, a performance facility in the heart of downtown Fairfield, and since that time has presented nearly a thousand days and nights of programming, hosting well over one hundred thousand patrons who have enjoyed our concerts, plays, film screenings, workshops for children and adults, outdoor summer music festival, stand-up comedy, lectures, readings, and more. We have averaged a live event on one out of every two calendar days since 2004.
The Fairfield Theatre Company is dedicated to promoting live entertainment, and the open sharing of creative freedom, as cultural imperatives in the communities it serves. To that end, we have endeavored to create new venues -- and revive existing ones -- for the presentation and preservation of plays, concerts, lectures, artistic workshops and exhibition, and for the accessibility of these programs via all available media, platforms and formats. We seek to expand opportunities for artists to express, and for audiences to enjoy, what non-profit theatre may offer.
A Brief History, and Vision for the Future:
FTC aims to create a vibrant multifaceted cultural center in downtown Fairfield. Our goal is to complete the transformation of 70 Sanford Street, a former machine goods factory, into a year round multi-venue powerhouse of arts and entertainment; a transformation which began in 2003 when the Town of Fairfield awarded FTC a long term lease on the property.
Fifteen plays, and hundreds of concerts later, FTC broadened its horizons by collaborating with the historic Klein Memorial Auditorium in nearby Bridgeport. Since the fall of 2007 FTC has presented dozens of internationally known performers at The Klein – Peter Frampton, George Carlin, Bob Weir, k.d. Lang, Chris Isaak, Jill Scott, and Art Garfunkel, among others, while still maintaining a steady stream of national acts on the intimate StageOne in Fairfield.
FTC has become a destination for arts and entertainment in New England, attracting people from Boston to the Jersey Shore to its events in Fairfield and Bridgeport. In Fairfield our continued growth will mean converting our 8000-square foot warehouse into a flexible performing arts center, utilizing the latest in green technology, convenient to mass transportation, restaurants, and all the amenities that Fairfield has to offer. In Bridgeport the resurgence of The Klein will add new life to a neighborhood long neglected, and worthy of more attention. For more information on FTC, please visit www.fairfieldtheatre.org.