Enjoy our wide-ranging events and public programs!
Using its beautiful grounds, historic home, and incomparable collections, Hill-Stead Museum operates as a center of excellence for the benefit, education, and cultural enrichment of all. Rotating exhibitions, artistic performances, festivals, workshops, lectures, and special events provide our visitors with positive experiences in the arts and nature, encouraging their appreciation, developing creativity and community, and enhancing overall wellbeing.
These stunning affairs include multi-course dinners with wine pairings, top-notch entertainment, and post-reception house tours.
Celebrate the arrival of Spring at May Market, our annual home and garden event.
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From the Porch
Our multicultural performing arts series is a diverse and dynamic showcase featuring music, dance, theater, and more! From the Porch not only brings arts to the public but acts as a fundraiser for the Museum to sustain the dynamic cultural destination well into the future.
Opera Connecticut returns to Hill-Stead’s Sunken Garden with their cadre of talented sopranos, tenors, mezzos, and basses, for an evening of favorite selections from operas old and new.Find out more »
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra brings the HSO String Quartet to Hill-Stead as part of their Spring Splash! Series.Find out more »
Vocal-guitar duo Kristen Renehan and Jim Mastrianni bring their time and talent to Hill-Stead.Find out more »
Capital Classics Presents Shakespeare’s “As You Like It: Festive Songs and Famous Speeches” – From the Porch
Capital Classics Theatre Company returns with a program of music and merriment: "Shakespeare's As You Like It: Festive Songs and Famous Speeches," featuring performances of the songs and famous speeches from Shakespeare's romantic comedy, As You Like It.Find out more »
The Ballard Chamber Collective, a quartet comprised of professional musicians (and neighbors) Ari Isaacman Beck, violin; Jaroslaw Lis, violin; Nicholas Borghoff, viola; and Ignacy Gaydamovich, cello; return to the porch for an evening of selected chamber works.Find out more »
Speak Up brings their widely acclaimed storytelling show to Hill-Stead’s Veranda. Founder Matthew Dicks will serve as one of the featured professional and amateur storytellers sharing true stories from their lives.Find out more »
Sunken Garden Poetry
One of Hill-Stead’s most popular annual events, the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival celebrates celebrate poets laureate, Pulitzer Prize winners, and prestigious award recipients.
This evening at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival features poem-writing workshops, a panel discussion, and readings by contributors to The Poetry of Capital, an anthology released in 2021.Find out more »
The day will include poetry workshops and readings by a selection of poets from Waking Up to the Earth: Connecticut Poets in a Time of Global Climate Crisis, a new anthology.Find out more »