Ballet Spooktacular

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Right click on the image to save it to your computer.Eastern Connecticut Ballet presents Ballet Spooktacular

For children who just can’t wait for Halloween, Eastern Connecticut Ballet’s Spooktacular serves up a mix of “BOO-tiful” dancing, clever costumes, and a chance for young audiences to be a part of the fun. 

Offering treats both on and off the stage, the Spooktacular performance combines bewitching ballet, classical music, and special effects. 

Returning to the stage will be the haunting “Halloween Waltz” and “The Sorcerer's Apprentice,” the tale of a novice wizard with a malfunctioning magic wand. The giggle inducing crowd favorite “Dancing Bones” will feature life-size, glow-in-the-dark skeletons. No need to fear as the phantasms are fascinating, not frightening. This 35-minute friendly spirited performance is just right for families of all ages.

Audience members beware: ECB's Ballet Spooktacular of years past have been a sell-out, and tickets are likely to perform a disappearing act once again. 

Sensory- Friendly Performance (Sat 11:30am)

Enjoy a performance where families with children who need sensory accommodations can share the experience of Ballet Spooktacular!

This special performance will offer a limited number of general admission tickets so families can find the seats that are just right for them once they arrive inside the theater.  The house lights will be lowered slightly but remain on, and big moments of loud sound and flashing lights will be reduced.  Audience members are free to talk and move about during the show, and the costume parade will take place in front of the stage for additional ease.   If you have questions regarding this special performance, don’t hesitate to contact the box office at 860.510.0453.   



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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 gives 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.

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