Darien Arts Center 2 Renshaw Rd, Darien, CT06820 The Darien Arts Center is a non-profit community service organization that has been an important part of cultural life…More in Darien for over 30 years. The center was founded in 1975 and is run by a volunteer board of directors and a number of committees and boards who are dedicated to supporting the visual and performing arts in Darien.
Located at the Town Hall, the Arts Center offers a number of dance, music, visual arts, and theatre classes. Close to 800 students take part in the DAC’s programs each week. Hundreds more are involved with the center’s various performance groups including the Darien Players and the Cabaret.
The Darien Arts Center is funded exclusively by tuition, ticket sales and donations.
Darien Players 2 Renshaw Rd, Darien, CT06820 The Darien Players, based at the Darien Arts Center, is an amateur community theatre group. The Players present four…More major plays each year; each show runs for three weekends and is presented at the DAC’s Weatherstone Studio.
The group is run by President Ron Heinbaugh and is made up of entirely volunteers. There are many ways to participate including stage management, carpentry, painting, lighting and sound, publicity, house management and of course—performing!
Darien Senior Activities Center 30 Edgerton St, Darien, CT06820 The Darien Senior Activities Center (DSAC) offers seniors from the Darien community the opportunity to come together and…More share their stories, creativity, knowledge and fellowship.
The Center is funded by the Town of Darien and is directed by Elizabeth Paris. Marcy Rand is the Program Specialist. It is open to Darien residents 60 years of age or older. During the first half of the week, seniors can enjoy a nutritious $3 lunch. Coffee, tea and donuts are available all day on Thursday and Friday.
There’s never a shortage of things to do at the Center, and a monthly activities calendar is available both at the Center and at the Town Hall.
Programs include: arts and crafts, art workshops, bridge and pinochle, computer classes, dance classes, discussion groups, exercise classes, knitting and needlepoint, Italian conversation, quilting class, wood-working, and writing workshops.
Gallivant Transportation Services, Friendly Visitors Services, a Coupon Exchange, and an Energry Assistance Program are also offered at the Center. Blood-pressure readings are also taken on the second Monday of each month (except June-September).
Cabaret 2 Renshaw Rd, Darien, CT06820 The Darien Arts Center produces several cabaret evenings, which are held at the DAC’s Weatherstone Studio. The…More events feature local talent and Broadway professionals who perform popular music, dancing, and comedy shows.