The Norma Terris Theatre

33 North Main Street
860.873.8668

Goodspeed Musicals develops new musicals and nurtures emerging artists at The Norma Terris Theatre. Dedicated in 1984, the theatre is named in honor of the actress Norma Terris, star of Jerome Kern's Show Boat and a devoted patron and trustee of the Goodspeed Opera House during her later years. She presided over the dedication of The Norma Terris Theatre, and in 1987 she established The Norma Terris Fund to expand the talents of individuals and to foster the vitality, excellence and diversity of musical theatre at The Norma Terris Theatre. The Norma Terris Theatre formerly was a factory built in the early 1900s for Susan Bates, Inc., which became one of the largest manufacturers of knitting needle and needlework accessories. In 1982, after locating to a larger facility, Susan Bates, Inc. donated its abandoned factory in Chester, Connecticut to Goodspeed Musicals. An intimate 200-seat performing space, The Norma Terris Theatre was fully renovated, opening its doors on July 10, 1984 with the new musical, Harrigan 'N Hart.



Reviews

Wayne Schulz

Rating:
Sunday, June 17, 2018
This is a nice small theater to watch what are typically brand new shows. We sat toward the middle and could see an hear just fine. I think just about any seat would be good. If the show has no intermission try for a seat closer to the entrance so you don't have to cross in front to go to the bathroom.

Diane Kmec

Rating:
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
Great show, great tickets, great theater. Really enjoyed the experience. Will definitely go back.

Richard Furman

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Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
Great theatre. Right across from the Chester shops and restaurants. Cozy setting and great staff.

Jamie Ward

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Monday, May 21, 2018
This is a wonderful intimate theater in a beautiful area of Connecticut. The play I saw "You Are Here" was incredibly well performed and professional. This place is a gem!

Kristin H

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Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018
We saw A Connecticut Christmas Carol in this little theater. It was incredible! Best production we've seen and the size of the theater made it even better. Intimate and close to the stage! Hope everyone will treat themselves to a show there. The drive to get there was lovely too.

Upcoming Events at The Norma Terris Theatre

Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 at 3:00pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 at 8:00pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 at 2:00pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 at 7:30pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 7:30pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 at 3:00pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 at 8:00pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 2:00pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 7:30pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 7:30pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 at 3:00pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 at 8:00pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 2:00pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 at 7:30pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 at 7:30pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 at 3:00pm
Chester, CT
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Performance - Cyrano, A New Musical

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 at 8:00pm
Chester, CT
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Recent News

Extended By Popular Demand: Goodspeed Adds 8 Performances Of Cyrano

Led by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage as Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne and film and TV actor Blake Jenner as Christian, the cast of this bold new musical includes Tom Riis Farrell, Damon J. Gillespie…

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Cast of Goodspeed's The Bikinis A New Musical Beach Party

Far-Out Tunes That Make You Want To Groove! Cast Announced For Goodspeed’s The Bikinis At The Norma Terris TheatreChester, CT : Goodspeed Musicals celebrates summer fun in the groovy production The Bikinis a new musical beach party.  This hip …

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