The mission of the Kate is to “present a diverse repertoire of cultural and performing arts, to provide education opportunities in the arts and to be a lasting legacy for America’s iconic actress.” The Kate offers a wide range of music, theater, comedy, opera, lectures, dance and other mediums; hosts a unique museum celebrating the life of Katharine Hepburn; and offers a number of educational programs including diverse outreach programs.

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2024-2025 Events

In 2008, Lyn originated a one-woman public service campaign and voter rally in New Bedford, Massachusetts to get people interested in voting. For the finale of the event, and for the first time in history, Lyn produced the two live mascots –out of thin air! Yes, a donkey and an elephant! The illusion made the national news and helped pave the way for the second phase of Lyn’s vision and mission. She created “Your Vote is Magic” is a visual civics lesson designed to teach and inspire future voters in grades 5-12. Empowering and educational, her video magically weaves a sense of wonder with a sense of civic responsibility. This is a unique resource for civic groups, libraries, educators and parents. (Source:

February 27, 2025 at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. (Tentative)

Close to 600 students and their chaperones from elementary schools in Clinton, Old Saybrook, and Rocky Hill attended this performance.

This brand new, fun-filled musical from Virginia Repertory Theatre is based on the play Have You Filled a Bucket Today? and book Bucket Filling Fairy by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead. The books and play use the concept of a “bucket” to show students how to express kindness, appreciation, and love to be “bucket-fillers.” The play focuses on the benefits of positive, thoughtful behavior. Have You Filled A Bucket Today? The Musical relays the joys of friendship and compassion for both the receiver and the giver.

This program is generously supported by a grant from The Bauman Family Foundation and Old Saybrook Rotary Club.

Martha Redbone

The Kate is generously sponsored by:

  • Pasta Vita
  • Saybrook Point Resort & Marina
  • Sennheiser