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Arts and Entertainment in Newark, Delaware: A state guide of museums, theater, galleries, music, dance and film

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Arts Centers and Museums

Iron Hill Museum
1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, 368-5703, ironhill-museum.org
The museum focuses on the history of the Iron Hill region.

Newark Arts Alliance
Market East Plaza, 276 E. Main St., Suite 102, Newark, 266-7266, newarkartsalliance.org
Newark residents display their work; classes offered.

Pencader Heritage Museum
2029 Sunset Lake Road, Newark, 737-5859, pencaderheritage.org
Tells the cultural and natural history of Pencader Hundred.

 

Dance

Delaware Dance Company
168 Elkton Road, Newark, 738-2023, delawaredance.org
This nonprofit company focuses on education, performance at area venues and outreach.

Mid-Atlantic Ballet
104 E. Main St., Newark, 266-6362, midatlanticballet.org
The nonprofit ballet school presents two productions a season at the University of Delaware.

 

Film

Newark Film Festival
690-5555, newarkfilm.com
This annual event runs over two long weekends every fall. It often includes works by local filmmakers. Includes the OUTFlix festival of LGBT films.

 

Music

First State Symphonic Band
Newark, 454-1939, firststatesymphonicband.com
Classics, marches and show tunes during the summer, spring or fall, and Christmas.

New Ark Chorale
P.O. Box 5550, Newark, 368-4946, newarkchorale.org
The chorale performs five to seven concerts per season.

Newark Symphony Orchestra
319 E. Main St., Newark, 369-3466, newarksymphony.org
The orchestra and chamber group perform eight concerts a season. Expressions Françaîses on March 4 is a program of Ravel and Debussy. The “Italian Baroque” chamber concert follows March 24.

Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road, Newark, pttp.udel.edu
The center houses two theaters that are the center of the University of Delaware’s performance arts community.

UD Department of Music
Amstel Avenue and Orchard Road, Newark, 831-2578, music.udel.edu
The department presents nearly 150 performances each year by faculty, students and guest artists.

 

Theater

Chapel Street Players
27 N. Chapel St., Newark, 368-2248, chapelstreetplayers.org
Newark’s community theater offers “The Gingerbread Lady” runs March 2-4 and 8-10. See “Isn’t It Romantic?” April 27-29 and May 3-5.

UD Resident Ensemble Players and Professional Theater Training Program
Roselle Center for the Arts, 110 Orchard Road, Newark, 831-2204, pttp.udel.edu
This is a unique pairing of a resident professional acting company and a conservatory training program. REP performs “Our Country’s Good” March 8-23 and “The Skin of Our Teeth” April 19-May 5.

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