Join us to watch a performance or share the spotlight!

The Kate is dedicated to bringing quality arts and culture to patrons of all ages, but special care is given to our youngest audience members. Children build skill, confidence, and appreciation for the arts during summer and after school sessions of Kate’s Camp for Kids. Tweens ages 11 to 13 will write an original, one-act musical play to be performed live on stage at the Kate in Summer Spotlight! Families can enjoy a great afternoon of theater specifically designed for young viewers in the Children’s Series. Young thespians take the stage during residencies by Missoula Children’s Theatre which produces a fun, high energy musical on the Kate stage twice a year.

Whether it’s in the audience or on the stage, an adventure awaits at the Kate!

Click to view our 9-week Summer Arts Calendar.

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center Scholarship

The Kate is very proud to offer the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center Scholarship, established in 2020 in honor of our 10th anniversary year. It annually recognizes a high school senior residing in Old Saybrook who has demonstrated participation in and an appreciation for the arts (performance, visual, or literary arts) with a $1,000 scholarship. Download the 2022 application.

Congratulations to our 2021 recipient, Davonte Mitchell!

Congratulations to our 2020 recipients, Maggie Maselli and Timothy Thomas!