Nelson Hall Theater, Performing Arts in Cheshire, CTNelson Hall Theater is a unique performing arts venue on the campus of a retirement community, where guests are welcome and our shows are open to the public. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and intimate. A box-style theater with a high vaulted wood beam ceiling, Nelson Hall Theater boasts hand crafted stained glass windows, a superior sound system and professional grade stage lighting.

Important Guest Information about our Theater:

  • Parking

We have plenty of guest parking between the front parking area of Village Green and the alternate Riverbend parking lot. Limited Handicapped accessible parking areas are marked and available on a first come, first served basis. For most shows, there are parking attendants at each entrance as well as signs to direct guests to visitor parking areas. Please park only in spaces marked “V” for visitor.

  • Venue Seating:

Our comfortably padded main level seats are gently graduated, with up to 25 additional accessible reserved seating spaces. We have a small balcony seating area used mainly for technical staff and production crew. There are no obstructed views.

  • Special Needs and Accessibility

Our theater is fully accessible to those who require assistance from wheelchairs, walkers or companions. Because circumstances vary, please inform the box office at the time of purchase if you require special considerations.Accessible seating is limited and issued on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information please ask about our accessible seating policy.

  • Assisted Listening Devices

These devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis. An usher or the House Manager can assist you with this before you take your seat.

  • Late Seating

Performances begin promptly at their scheduled time, listed on your ticket. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the Theater Manager and may be held until the appropriate break in the performance.  Latecomers may be seated in locations other than their original seat reservations.

  • Phones & Digital Devices

For the enjoyment of all patrons and respect to performers, please silence all cell phones and other digital devices while in the theater. The use of cell phones during the performance is strictly prohibited.  Patrons found using cell phones and/or texting may be asked to leave the theater.

  • Photography

The use of cameras, cell phone cameras, and any other recording device is strictly prohibited.  There may be opportunities for fan photos immediately following the performance, at the discretion of the artist(s).

  • Smoking is prohibited in Nelson Hall and everywhere on campus. Elim Park is a smoke-free community.
  • Children of all ages are welcome in Nelson Hall Theater, at the discretion of their parents or guardians. While all of our shows are family friendly, they may not all be suitable for your child’s level of maturity.  Please read show descriptions carefully before purchasing tickets for your child, and call the box office if you have any questions. Disruptive children may be asked to leave the theater.
  • All Ticket Sales are Final

Please take a moment to verify dates and review your order before finalizing your purchase. All ticket sales are final. Exchange privileges are reserved for season subscribers.

For Your Records

Web users have the option of requesting email receipts for your records. Nelson Hall Theater is part of a larger organization so please be aware that your credit card statement will read “Elim Park Baptist Home, Inc.” next to the charge for your ticket purchase. This information is also on your email confirmation.

Restroom Facilities

Restrooms are located just feet away from the entrance to Nelson Hall.

*Please Note*  Parts of our campus are undergoing renovations to offer new dining options in the coming year. During this time, the Elim Park Baking Company Cafe may have limited selections and/or  reduced hours. Please check our website or call the box office to confirm hours of operation.

Interested in a Tour of Elim Park Place?

If you are interested in touring our independent living apartments, please call in advance of your visit for more information: 203-272-7550. If you have a larger group, we may be able to schedule a tour before or after the show.