Connecticut
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
NEFA Grant Recipient
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY - QUICK CENTER FOR THE ARTS & WALSH GALLERY

Our Mission
The Quick Center for the Arts serves as a vibrant center of creative and educational activity, making accessible hundreds of enriching and enlivening events to Fairfield University and its surrounding communities. In so doing, the Quick is a leader in presenting, producing, and partnering arts and education activities that make a positive difference in the lives of students, staff, faculty, and our friends across the region.

The Quick accomplishes its mission by:
• Making visual and live performing arts accessible to the entire population;
• Maintaining a creative facility that guides and encourages the imagination of all ages
• Presenting the finest in performing arts to our community - a balance of quality international, national and regional performances of music, dance, theatre and multi-disciplinary programs.
• Supporting faculty initiatives and student learning;
• Broadening the base of understanding, appreciation and support for the arts through meaningful education initiatives and community partnerships; and,
• Maintaining an attractive, comfortable setting, a knowledgeable and courteous staff and superb entertainment to create a gratifying experience that audiences and performers enjoy when they come to the Quick.

About the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Located in Fairfield County, Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts is a multi-faceted facility that presents a wide variety of high quality performances, lectures, and exhibits. Celebrating its 29th season in 2018-19, the Quick serves a large and diverse population, and strives to serve this community as a place to gather for shared enrichment experiences, both artistic and educational. As an entity of Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution, the Quick shares the Jesuit mission of developing the creative and intellectual potential of its constituents, including members of the Fairfield University community and the residents of greater Fairfield County.

The Quick Center for the Arts houses the:
• 740-seat Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Theatre
• 120-seat Lawrence A. Wien Experimental (Black Box) Theatre
• Fairfield University Art Museum: Thomas J. Walsh, Jr. Gallery

Contact Information

First Name: 
Lori
Job Title/Position: 
Director of Programming and Audience Development
Fax: 
203-254-4113
Mailing Address: 
FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY
1073 NORTH BENSON ROAD
Fairfield, CT 06824
Physical Address: 
FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY 200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Last Name: 
Jones
Phone: 
203-254-4242
Parent Organization/Affiliation: 
Fairfield University

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Dance - Traditional
Humanities - General
Music - Chamber
Music - Choral
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Jazz
Music - Opera
Music - Orchestral
Music - Solo / Recital
Music - Traditional
Theater - Children's
Theater - Improv
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Year Founded: 
1991
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Centers
Activities and Services: 
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Venue Rental
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
300
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Member of APNNE or NEP presenters consortium
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
The Quick Center is strongly committed to making programming and facilities accessible to people of all abilities and makes every effort to remove barriers that prevent full participation by all audience members. As for specific accommodations, accessible wheelchair seating is available in both QCA theatres and there is ample accessible parking. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, we offer sign language interpretation of appropriate performances, upon request, and hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the box office as well. For persons with limited sight, we offer large print programs and recorded program notes upon request. When possible, we also offer audio description. Should you need further assistance, please contact the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010.

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Kelley Theatre
Venue Type: 
Theater
Venue Address: 
Quick Center for the Arts
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Venue Phone: 
203-254-4242
Stage Details: 
Proscenium Theater
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Dance floor
Dressing room(s)
Green room
Light system / track lighting
Loading dock
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Orchestra pit
Piano
Restaurant/Catering
Sound system
WiFi
Venue Capacity: 
740
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Trained Crew Available