Guilford Performing Arts Festival

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A four day celebration dedicated to music, dance, and theater is happening this weekend! The founder of the event, William Boughton, and actress, Carly Callahan stopped by our studio to tell us all about the festival.

From October 12-15, 2017, performing artists will gather in Guilford to present music, dance and theater compositions and workshops—a variety of genres and disciplines— at the first Guilford Performing Arts Festival (GPAF). Brought together from near and far —from Guilford, Connecticut, to Birmingham, England—they are seasoned professionals who have graced stages around the world, as well as upcoming artists seeking the limelight at local venues.

The GPAF will offer more than 40 events at various locations around the Guilford Green and in other places throughout the town. Events range from bluegrass and rock to opera and Broadway hits, ballet to social dancing, poetry, drama, audience-participation shows, workshops and more, including music in elementary schools. All events are free and open to the public on a first-come basis.

The four-day celebration is dedicated to enriching the lives of Guilford residents and visitors, welcoming them not only as audience members but also as participants. It brings to fruition a long-held aspiration of Guilford resident William Boughton, director of the Guilford Performing Arts Festival.

A wristband is required to attend Guilford Performing Arts Festival performances. The same wristband will admit an attendee to all performances on a given day; there are different wristbands for each day. They are available free of charge at each venue and in the lobby of the Nathanael B Greene Community Center, 32 Church Street.

For a full schedule, head to

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s