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AAC Updated Covid-19 Visitor Policy

We are welcoming back visitors and event participants under the following policy:

In concert with the most recent guidance from the CDC, Trinity College, and thus Austin Arts Center’s, 2021-22 policy requires that all faculty, staff, and students be vaccinated. Until further notice, all patrons and visitors to Austin Arts Center in person performances and gatherings will be required to show proof of vaccination in person, with identification, and must wear a face mask while inside the venue. Trinity IDs are also accepted as proof of vaccination.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!

Be in the know:

  • Events for the 2021-2022 academic year are forthcoming! Please return to this page for updates.
  • To receive invitations and reminders of music, theater and dance, and fine arts events at Trinity College, connect with the Austin Arts Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • For a complete list of events at Trinity College, click here.

Come visit:

  • For tickets, please call the Austin Arts Center Box Office at (860) 297-2199. The Box Office is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. when there is a performance.
  • The Widener Gallery will be open October 14 – December 7, Monday – Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday. Information about the current exhibition can be found in the events listing on this page.
    • Please note that the AAC Covid-19 Visitor Policy also applies to the Gallery.

More information:

  • For a recording of directions to the campus, please call the Trinity College Information Line at (860) 297-2001.
  • Questions? E-mail AustinArtsInfo@trincoll.edu. Email is for inquiries only; no ticket reservations, please.

 

Fall 2021 Events:

Working Through / Working Forward
October 14 – December 7. Monday – Friday (closed weekends)
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Widener Gallery

Showing works by David Borawski, Joe Bun Keo, Rosalyn Driscoll, Tekla McInerney, Deborra Stewart-Pettengill.

Social Justice Initiative Lecture
How to Abolish Prisons: Lessons from the Movement Against Imprisonment
Wednesday, October 27
2:40 p.m. – 3:55 p.m., Goodwin Theater

With Rachel Herzing, Community Adviser, Center for Political Education. Prison and the Public Humanities web series: This series of public and filmed lectures is tied to Jordan T. Camp’s Fall 2021 American Studies course, “The Prison and Public Humanities.” Here, Prof. Camp interviews leading figures who are researching, theorizing, and organizing against mass incarceration and domestic militarism.

Check back for streaming details!

Social Justice Initiative Lecture
No One is Watching: Jail Expansion in Upstate New York
Wednesday, November 3
2:40 – 3:55 p.m., Goodwin Theater

With Jack Norton, Senior Research Associate, Vera Institute of Justice. Prison and the Public Humanities web series: This series of public and filmed lectures is tied to Jordan T. Camp’s Fall 2021 American Studies course, “The Prison and Public Humanities.” Here, Prof. Camp interviews leading figures who are researching, theorizing, and organizing against mass incarceration and domestic militarism.

Check back for streaming details!

Social Justice Initiative Lecture
Invisible Suffering
Tuesday, November 9
2:55 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

Diana Aldretw, Trinity Hispanic Studies in the Language and Culture Studies, recipient of the 2021 Independent Artists Fund Award from the Hartford Free Center discusses her new project on transnational gendered violence, femicides, and women of color feminism.

This is tied Christina Heatherton’s Fall 2021 Human Rights and American Studies course, “Global Radicalism.”

Fall Theater: The Pillowman, by Martin McDonagh
Thursday – Saturday, November 18 – 20
7:30 p.m., Garmany Hall

Directed by Teri Incampo. Additional details and ticket information forthcoming!

 

Fall Dance: What’s Your Move?
Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4
7:30 p.m., Goodwin Theater

Directed by Peter Kyle. Choreography by and for Trinity students. Additional details and ticket information forthcoming!

 

 

Music Lessons Concert
Tuesday, December 7
12:15 p.m., Gruss Music Center

Common Hour Concert of Trinity students participating in private music lessons for instruments and voice.

 

 

Jazz Ensemble
Tuesday, December 7
7:30 p.m., Gruss Music Center

Fall concert.

 

 

Samba Ensemble / Steel Pan Ensemble
Wednesday, December 8
7:30 p.m., Gruss Music Center

Fall concert.

 

 

Chamber Ensembles Concert
Thursday, December 9
12:15 p.m., Gruss Music Center

Common Hour Concert of Trinity students participating in instrumental ensembles.

 

 

Theater and Dance Senior Theses
Thursday and Friday, December 9 and 10
Time and location TBD

 

Additional performances to be announced!

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Austin Arts Center

No Matter Where In the House; Finding A Place in Performing Arts

There's more to a show at the Austin Arts Center than meets the eye. Three current students give a look at other ways to be involved with this vibrant community, behind the scenes in Trinity's performing arts venue.

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