One of the country’s most important regional theatre companies, Yale Rep’s commitment to theatrical excellence, and the development of new and important works has resulted in over 100 world premieres, two Pulitzer Prize winners and eleven New York transfers (amassing 40 Tony Award nominations) since its debut season in 1966. Developed as a professional off-shoot of the top Yale School of Drama, the company is headed artistically by the school’s dean (currently James Bundy) and performances are primarily located at the theatre’s 487 seat home in the former Calvary Baptist Church. A six-show mainstage season mixes classic and contemporary (with a cutting edge flavor) and has included works as diverse as Romeo and Juliet , In the Continuum, and The Black Dahlia, helping to launch the careers of talent such as Glenn Close, William Hurt, and James Earl Jones.
Yale Repertory Theatre Information
- Other Venues: Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street, and New Theater, Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Hall, 1156 Chapel Street, both in New Haven
- Public Transportation: Fair
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Performance schedule is Tuesday–Saturday, with an occasional Monday
- Ticket Prices: $35–$58, senior and student discounts available. Groups of 10 or more save up to 20%
- Subscriptions: Six-Play subscriptions $170–$260; senior Six-Play subscription $145–$220. Yale Pass $160 (for Yale faculty, staff, and emeriti); Four-Ticket Pass $190; Six-Ticket Pass $260; student Four-Ticket Pass $50; student Six-Ticket Pass $60. Benefits include discounted parking and free ticket exchanges.