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your event at shuct

Yes, you can rent the SHU Community Theatre! Imagine staging your next corporate retreat, children’s movie party, retirement bash or nonprofit fundraiser right here!

The Community Theatre is a hidden gem for special events. We offer a variety of unique spaces with limitless possibilities, all organized by our expert team and your vendors. We’re open for immediate and future bookings and can help you plan your big day. 

rental spaces

The SHU Community Theatre offers many gathering, viewing and performance spaces. The only limit is your imagination! 

The classic retro combination of dark hues, rich wood and chrome trim highlight the look and feel of the theatre. Pass the historic ticket booth and you’ll find the lobby, restrooms and a concession stand stocked with cold drinks, snacks and hot buttered popcorn. 

the vestibule/lobby

the auditorium

The 400+-seat venue includes a main floor, balcony and orchestra seating area with comfortable unobstructed views of the stage and screen. With side aisles and a mid-auditorium bridge, the theatre, stage and Post Road front office. The seating area offers plenty of leg room and multiple wheelchair spaces.  

the stage

The expansive 46’x36’ stage, innovative lighting grid and audio technology support everything from school plays to large-scale ballet and orchestra performances. Digital projection and Dolby Surround Sound offer a true big screen experience for film events.  

the balcony / lounge

The re-imagined balcony features rows of traditional seats overlooking the auditorium and a private VIP Director’s Box with glass partitions, as well as a 20’x40’ skybox event space for receptions, private parties, dinners and meeting or classroom space. 


VIP green room

front office

With an entrance on the Post Road, the main offices offer VIP reception and green room space with dressing rooms and administrative offices. 

  • Full-Day Theatre Rental (8 hours)

    For Profit 

    $5,500* Sunday–Thursday 
    $8,000* Friday & Saturday 


    $2,500* Sunday–Thursday 
    $4,000* Friday & Saturday 

    Private Movie Screening / Movie Buyout

    $1,500* plus film licensing fees, based on availability

    Birthday Parties

    $750* - mornings only

    *all rentals require a mandatory cleaning fee plus optional fees additional services

  • Rental includes basic utilities, basic stage lighting, basic in-house sound, front-of-house space usage, stage usage, access to two dressing rooms and an on-site event manager.


    All space use requires a minimum 8-hour rental.


    If you are interested in renting the theater for your event, please complete our rental application below. You can also contact us by email at or mail us at:

    SHU Community Theatre

    1420 Post Road

    Fairfield, CT 06825


    or simply fill out the form below!

    For more information on renting our space or planning a performance, contact (203) 371-7817

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