About Us

Important Details about Your Next Visit

Welcome to Nelson Hall, a professional theater open to the public and located on the beautiful 38-acre campus of Elim Park retirement community in Cheshire, Connecticut. 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 1929 Moller Pipe organ, a superior sound system and professional grade stage lighting. Please take a moment to read the following information to help make your visit the best it can be:

Parking • On-site parking is free. We have plenty of parking, but the earlier you come, the closer you can park. Our friendly parking attendants will be available to help. 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.

Special Needs & Accessibility • Nelson Hall is a fully accessible venue. Please call the box office in advance if you require special seating. Accessible seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hearing assistance devices are available at the door. Accessible seating is limited and issued on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information please ask about our accessible seating policy.

Late Seating • Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management. Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes early to allow for parking and seating. Latecomers may be seated in locations other than their original seat reservations.

Children • While our shows are clean and family friendly, not all performances may be suitable for your child. We strongly advise you to read the show descriptions before purchasing tickets. Every child must have their own ticket/seat. Disruptive children may be asked to leave the theater.

All Sales Are Final • Please take a moment to verify dates and reservations before you finalize your purchase. Exchange privileges are reserved only for season subscribers and group reservations.

Dining • On-site dining venues are available to guests of Elim Park and Nelson Hall: Elim Park Baking Company (light fare, grab n’ go, specialty coffees and desserts) and the Spring House Bistro (brick oven pizzas, hot trees, table service). Call ahead for hours and information. There are also many excellent dining options within a short drive from the theater.

Additional Information about our Theater

  • 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.

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.