A broad community of public and private support has joined Lauralton Hall in creating a new Center for the Visual and Performing Arts on campus. With initial funding from Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, the initiative was supported with a challenge grant from the State of Connecticut Historic Preservation Fund and matched with private support. A grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation provided a 3:1 challenge campaign to complete the exterior restoration of the structure.

The “adaptive reuse” of Lauralton hall’s historic carriage barn to house the new Visual and Performing Arts Center is an exciting milestone marking a new beginning for the arts at Lauralton and in our community.

With the anticipated completion in Spring 2018, the carriage barn will provide classroom, practice and performance space in a unique and historic setting. In addition, the green space around the carriage barn will be extended as new outdoor classroom space. Also, the adjacent 1864 Water Tower will serve as a water collection and irrigation site.

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For more information on the Carriage Barn project, contact:

Casey Wright
Director of Annual Giving
203-877-2786, x153


Parsons Auditorium