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The New Haven Pride Center is proud to produce the only LGBTQ+ performance program series in Connecticut.

Curated by the Center’s Executive Director and programming team, the Center aims to present a variety of different types of performance art that represent the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.

Are you an artist? Know of an artist you think would be a great addition to our performance program line up? The Center is actively seeking solo artists and creative works that can be presented as part of our performance programming. Email the Center’s Executive Director Patrick J Dunn with your suggestions and/or media packet.

Thank You to Our Sponsors & Partners

Performing Arts Programs

Center Cabaret

Due to COVID-19 this program has been temporarily suspended. 

The New Haven Pride Center’s Center Cabaret has featured a variety of artists in the past. Click the image above to see some of our recent featured artists and performance programs.

Monthly Drag Brunch

Join us on the first and fourth Saturday of the month for DRAG BRUNCH!

First Saturday of the month join us at Te Amo Tequila for a brunch hosted by Kiki Lucia and on the fourth Saturday join us at Black Rock Social House hosted by Miss Frank. Page coming soon. Email for more info.

All proceeds from Drag Brunch benefit NHPC programming. 

New Haven Pride Center Commissions

In addition to our performing arts series, the New Haven Pride Center often works with individual artists and arts organizations to commission new works of performance art that are presented as either a part of the Center Cabaret series or as independent performance programs. This commissions reflect on the Center’s desire to foster an environment that tells queer stories and creates works that are reflective of the community.

2022 Commission

DRAGtastic Journey

Commissioned by the International Festival of Arts & Ideas
Created by Patrick J. Dunn & Sha McAllister

2021 Commission

The Legendary Drag Show

Commissioned by the International Festival of Arts & Ideas
Created by Patrick J. Dunn & Sha McAllister

2020 Commission


Created by Noah Michael Smith, Rev. Alexander Garbera, and Arien Wilkerson

2019 Commission

Trans Body

Original performances created by Elm City Dance Collective in partnership with Karleigh Chardonnay Merlot

2018 Commission

Escapade: An Unusual Experience

Created by Luis Antonio