Church of The Holy Trinity is partnering with Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet to produce live performances and community events on the “Trinity Stage” on the church lawn! We are located right on Main Street in Middletown at the Pride crosswalk.
We are looking to host a variety of performing arts locally and from throughout CT. We are accepting stage reservations now for 2023. The stage will be put up on April 29th and taken down on October 14th.
If you would like to rent the stage for an event or performance, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – include a description of the stage event you’d like to hold, the date(s) you’d like to reserve, and the best number to call you at. Someone will follow up with you with 48 business hours!
After reaching out and receiving approval, you will then need to complete the required “Event Agreement” and email us a “Certificate Of Insurance.” *If you are unable to get a COI, you will need to complete an Indemnity Agreement.
NOW BOOKING EVENTS FOR 2023:
PAST EVENTS IN 2022:
FIRST FRIDAY: MIDDLETOWN ARTS FEST – Friday Friday of each month
June 3, July 1, August 5, and September 2 5:00-8:00pm
Middletown Arts Fest brings ‘the arts’ to Main Street, Middletown through a series of monthly & annual events. Join us on the First Friday of every month for pop-up vendors, dance performances, live music & more.
Ekklesia’s Intensive Performance – Friday, August 12, 2022 at 6:30-8:00pm
Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet is wrapping up their two week pre-professional intensive with a performance on the Trinity Stage. Bring some chairs or blankets and enjoy the show. FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Capoeira and Hip Hop Class Demos – Saturday, August 13, 2022 5:30-6:30pm
Come learn some amazing Afro-Brazilian and Afro-contemporary dance forms with Kevin DeShields and Ginnette Christie! FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Bring water and clothes to move in!
Aug. 13th 5:30-6pm Capoeria w/Kevin
Aug. 13th 6-6:30pm Hip Hop w/Ginette
Buttonwood Tree Pop-Up Show – Friday, August 19, 2022 5:00-8:00pm
Pop up show by Buttonwood Tree performers! Bring some chairs or blankets and enjoy the show. FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Middlesex Music Academy concert – Friday, August 26, 2022 5:00-8:00pm
Pop up music show! Bring some chairs or blankets and enjoy the show. FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
River Valley Dance & Hartford Dance Collective program – Saturday, August 27, 2022 5:30-7:00pm
Come enjoy the Bring some chairs or blankets and enjoy the show. FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Embers In Transit concert – Friday, June 24, 2022 at 7:00pm
Come enjoy some live music by Embers In Transit which includes some members of the CHT Praise Band. Please bring your own chair or blanket. FREE EVENT
Middlesex Music Academy concert – Friday, July 8, 2022 5:00-8:00pm
Pop up music show by Michael Commings! Bring some chairs or blankets and enjoy the show. FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Michael Winograd & The Honorable Mentsh – Saturday, July 9, 2022 6:00-8:00pm
The Honorable Mentshn were busy on the road touring their album “Kosher Style,” in 2020. Looking at a year packed with gigs, the world had other plans for this Brooklyn kapelye. The inevitable success, fame and fortune that would accompany such a milestone release, alas, wasn’t meant to be. “Stardom was in our grasp,” claimed the band’s trombonist Daniel Blacksberg. “Celebrity and prestige was just around the corner,” cried pianist Carmen Staaf. “Blood, sweat and tears…. for what??,” exclaimed bassist Zoe Guigueno. And while concert appearances were canceled, and thousands of dollars were lost, it was the sinking morale of the band that hit the hardest. But hope was not lost for these mentshn. It was the music that would revive the creative spirit! In the summer of 2021, the band members reconvened in New Jersey, and recorded what might just be their most recent album to date. Packed with the energy, passion and drive that listeners have come to expect from the Honorable Mentshn, “Early Bird Special,” delivers the schmaltz drenched, hard-hitting Klezmer music that your soul craves, and gets you onto the dance floor.
Michael Winograd – clarinet
Dan Blacksberg – trombone
Will Holshouser – accordion
Carmen Staaf – piano
Zoe Guigueno – bass
David Licht – drums
FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Power is Within the Stories – Friday, July 15, 2022 5:00-6:30pm
Come see amazingly talented youth perform their original music and poetry on the Trinity Stage! FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Middlesex Music Academy concert – Saturday, July 22, 2022 5:00-8:00pm
Bring some chairs or blankets and enjoy the show. FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Compostable Dance Collective presents: “Composting Ancestry, Place, and Time – Friday, July 29, 2022 5:00-6:30pm
Watch the first ever performance-sharing live and in-person! Founded by Zoe Farnsworth, the Compostable Dance Collective seeks to connect diverse places and people together through creative process. We strive to make body-centered art that fosters healthy, dynamic and community-centered relationships. We ask “what is compostable dance?”. How can this process help break down the dying, broken ideas and systems that trap us and instead allow us to tell our own stories and create the ground for a more fertile future.
Bring some chairs or blankets and enjoy the show. This event is FREE, but donations are appreciated.