There’s a reason you’ll see this historic theatre in every Connecticut tourism commercial: the 1876 Victorian building almost teetering on the east bank of the Connecticut River is breathtaking in itself.
But the Goodspeed isn't simply a pretty picture. The American musicals (both revivals and new productions) performed here are often said to rival Broadway in quality. And you don’t get to a Broadway theatre by crossing a historic swing bridge, nor can you begin your evening as you can here, having a drink overlooking the water and watching the boats come and go.
The Goodspeed puts on three shows each year. They also offer guided tours. And make sure to budget extra time to see the rest of the tiny, unspoiled and utterly exquisite town of East Haddam while you’re at it.