A note from the director

Portrait of Rob Richter '82, Director of Arts Programming.

I am excited to welcome new and longtime audiences to the recently renovated Athey Center for Performance and Research at Palmer Auditorium. This past spring, we had a soft opening and hosted a few events and performances as we got used to the “new” auditorium. Now we are ready to fully open the doors and welcome the community. As an audience member you will find more comfortable seats with better sightlines, enlarged lobbies, greater accessibility to public areas and a more intimate experience inside the theater.

This year we are celebrating the grand reopening of the Athey Center at Palmer Auditorium with a world-class roster of dance, music and theater artists. As you know, from past seasons, we present performing artists from a wide spectrum of cultural and creative backgrounds and perspectives. Our programming has always been unique and innovative and designed to engage, entertain and inspire. You will not find programming like this anywhere else in the region.

Make sure you sign up to be on our email list to stay up to date on events and performances. We have some additional performances in the works that will be announced at a later date and we don’t want you to miss out.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Athey Center at Palmer Auditorium as we celebrate the revitalized theater and the arts at Connecticut College.

- Robert A. Richter '82, Director of Arts Programming