At Legacy, community comes first, and we want to make sure that everyone knows what things we are dreaming up! Here are a few responses to some of the most frequently asked questions. Have one that's not here? We would love to hear from you. Reach out to us and we will get right back to you!
What sort of programming will be presented at the Legacy?
The theater will showcase professional plays, musicals, children's shows, cabarets, and visiting Broadway performances and workshops, which all reflect Legacy Theatre's mission to uplift and inspire the community which it serves. In addition, classes will be offered to ages youth thru adult by our professional, experienced staff in varied areas of the performing arts.
What building improvements will be made and how long will it take?
Legacy is working with theater design firms Wyeth Architects and GWG Architects to develop the plans for the renovation of the theater. The phased out building began with a roof replacement, made possible in part by the CT Trust for Historic Preservation, 1772 Foundation, the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, and the Branford Community Foundation. The design plans are being carefully crafted and are currently being readied for building. Once all funding for the captial project is in place, the complete project will take up to twelve months to complete.
How will the theater manage traffic and parking?
Legacy has worked extremely closely with local officials and experts, representatives from the Stony Creek Association, and select neighbors to determine the best plan to handle parking. Two municipal lots are available for parking, and a Legacy Theatre shuttle will accommodate audiences who park at the exit 56 commuter lot for shows.
What will happen at the house directly next to the theater?
The yellow house (formerly known as Black Eyed Susan's) directly next to the Puppet House was also acquired in the sale of the theater. The house has been named the George Victor Artist Cottage by Tom and Jana Shea, in honor of Jana's father, and is currently a renovated residence where artists may come to retreat and create new works.
If I have a question, comment, or concern about the development of the project- where should I reach out?
We would love to hear from you! The contact email for each of our staff members is on our "Meet the Staff" page on this website. If you do not know where to direct your inqury, feel free to send it to and we will direct it to the right place!
Where are the puppets?
The Sicilian puppet collection was not aquired in the sale of the theater. The puppets have since been relocated for full restoration, after surviving many years of mistreatment. We look forward to collaborating with area arts organizations to keep the tradition of puppetry in Stony Creek through annual shows.
How can I get involved?
We would love to hear from you! Drop us a note at , and we will get right back to you! Thanks for your interest.