2024 Summer Spotlight Session 1 “You’re the Next Contestant On…”

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Summer Spotlight 2024 registration opens March 1st, 2024  

Summer Spotlight is the perfect place for creative theater enthusiasts ages 11 to 13! Whether it’s acting, singing, scriptwriting, or tech crew – youth will find their niche with us this summer. Working together in small groups, campers will create an original musical to be performed at the Kate! Participants will write a script and an original song (or two!) that they can be proud of. Summer Spotlight is perfect for those who have outgrown Kate’s Camp, but still have the passion for live performance. Each week, campers will learn skills in theatrical lighting, set design, and sound design, as well as the importance of stage crew – all moving parts essential to any stage production. The individual talents and interests of campers will undoubtedly shine through and become a critical part of each unique performance! Each week concludes with a performance of the original work in front of a live audience. We can’t wait to meet you!

 COST: $295 per session
Each session runs MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9AM-3PM each day. Performance is on Friday at 1pm.



The Kate parking map - accessible parking is available on Main Street and in the parking lot behind the Kate

Parking at the Kate is free and easy! There is not one dedicated parking lot; however, there is ample parking surrounding the venue.

Parking on the street is limited and shared by all Main Street merchants. We ask that you consider one of the suggested off-street parking locations in blue where Kate patrons have permission to park.

Shows start promptly at the time posted to our website and printed on your tickets. Planning to arrive 15 minutes prior to the show is always a great idea—plus, it give you a few minutes to explore the Katharine Hepburn Museum!


The Kate is located at 300 Main Street in downtown Old Saybrook, a short distance from the I-95 corridor as well as the Route 9/I-95 interchange. Get Driving Directions


The Kate’s Concessions/Bar area is open for most shows, offering bottled water, soda, juice, and a selection of movie theater candy. For those 21 and over, a selection of beer, wine, prosecco, and simple mixed cocktails are available.

Cash or credit cards are accepted and beverages purchased at the Kate may be taken into the theater.

Concessions/bar may not be available for all performances and selections may vary. For more information, contact the Box Office at (860) 510-0453.

Nearby Dining Options

Consider one of the many great nearby restaurants for a bite to eat before or after the show. To explore options, check out our Dining page.

The Kate theater is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Cultural Arts Center. The orchestra level is accessible by elevator from the 1st floor lobby; the balcony is accessible only via stairs. Accessible seating locations may vary slightly by event and are clearly identified on the interactive seating chart for each performance. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Box Office at (860) 510-0453. For additional information, please reference our Box Office & Theater Policies.

Seating chart

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Whether you are drawn to the Kate for a love of the performing arts or of Katharine Hepburn, we hope that each Kate experience is a great one. As a patron, you help to keep the arts alive in our community.

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The Kate is generously sponsored by:

  • Pasta Vita
  • Saybrook Point Resort & Marina
  • Damon Wealth Management Group, Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisory Practice
  • Coburn Financial Group, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
  • Sennheiser