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Newtown Meeting House dates from 1720 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was a Congregational Church until 1988, when it was acquired by the Town of Newtown. We host many wedding ceremonies, literary events, theatrical presentations, concerts in our 200 seat sanctuary, which contains a pipe organ and grand piano. Smaller meetings and parties may use our Lower Meeting Room, with adjacent kitchen and uni-sex restroom. Building is handicapped-accessible, air-conditioned and heated.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Exhibition, Studio Art, Meeting, Reading, Video/Film Shoot, Photo Shoot, Audition, Class, Special Event, Rehearsal, Performance
Disciplines Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use No alcohol on premises.


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Complete information and booking is available by phone, email or online. Most events are booked in advance, but we are happy to accommodate short-time requests if the date/time is available.

Hours Of Operation Appointments for a tour are required, as the building is not open on a regular schedule. We are flexible and can accommodate your schedule. Building is available for events, daytime, afternoon and evening, seven days per week, except Sunday morning from 9 AM - 1 PM.
Rental Policy Rental Policy requires completion and signing of our contract which calls for full payment, including REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT, for a guaranteed reservation.
Cancellation Policy Refunds will not be given. If an event must be rescheduled, we will be happy to do so, provided we have the new date/time available.
Open to last minute space requests. true
Booking Requirements Full payment, On site meeting
Rental Personnel On site manager, Maintenance, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel -
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options -
Other Allowed Activities Street shoes, Live percussion, Amplified music

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 200.0 sqft
Space Features Air-conditioned, Heated, Ceiling fans, Fixed pew cushioned seating
Technology Cell service, WiFi, Live streaming, Excellent acoustics for music and voice performances.
Flooring Wood, Carpet
Stage Configuration Platform stage, Platform extender available, giving an extra 6-feet of depth
Stage Dimensions 15 ft x 7 ft with 40 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 200
Seating Fixed, Seating on both main level and in balcony

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Incandescent, Natural lighting/windows
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Tables
Amenities Kitchen/pantry, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories Rehearsal piano, Performance piano, Organ, Music stands
Audio Equipment -
Video/Film Equipment -
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Elevator, Patron restrooms, Backstage restroom
Audience Services Restrooms, Lobby
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Exhibition - - - -
Studio Art - - - -
Meeting $300 - - -
Reading - - - -
Video/Film Shoot $300 - - -
Photo Shoot - - - -
Audition - - - -
Class $300 - - -
Special Event $300 - - -
Rehearsal $300 - - -
Performance $300 - - -

This space was last updated on Friday, June 01, 2018 at 2:31PM