O’Neill Center Launching National Music Theatre Institute


The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT will create a new $7.8 million National Music Theater Institute for college undergraduates from the U.S. and abroad. Features will include semester-away programs in musical theatre training.

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

It’s the O’Neill’s largest capital project since being founded nearly 50 years ago.

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The State of Connecticut recently approved a $3 million grant to the Tony Award-winning O’Neill, allowing the center to advance the musical theatre institute. The center has so far raised more than $3 million of the remaining $4.8 million for completion, according to The Hartford Courant.

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The project includes seven new dormitory cottages creating living spaces for 65 people, a laundry building, a new rehearsal hall and conversion of an existing structure into a production facility. The new housing will be mostly located at the end of its main parking lot, with the rehearsal hall adjacent to “Gene’s Pub” on the campus overlooking Long Island Sound. The town of Waterford is granting the center a modest additional land parcel which will bring the O’Neill’s total land area to just over 10 acres.

You can read the full Courant story here.

Access the O’Neill Center’s website here.