Resident Companies

The historic Zeiterion is home to three independent performing arts organizations: Zeiterion Theatre, New Bedford Festival Theatre, and New Bedford Symphony Orchestra.

The building is owned by the City of New Bedford and is managed by the Zeiterion, which presents the majority of performances. But NBFT and NBSO are masters in their respective specialties and bring world-class performances to the stage. Learn more about these remarkable companies below.

New Bedford Festival Theatre

Bringing the best of Broadway to the SouthCoast for more than 30 years!

Festival Theatre is a professional regional not-for-profit performing arts organization dedicated to producing a varied selection of the best of musical theatre – from the classics to the contemporary. We engage the best local and national talent available, thus nurturing theatre artists. Responding to the diverse needs of the artistic community and the public, we serve as a cultural resource to enrich the community, the state, and the region. NBFT is the winner of the NETC Moss Hart Award as Best Theatrical Production in New England for Les Miserables, Hairspray, and Mary Poppins.

Visit New Bedford Festival Theatre at NBFestivalTheatre.com.

New Bedford Festival Theatre
New Bedford Festival Theatre
 presents

NBFT Happy Holiday

Happy Holiday! A Festival Theatre Family Gathering

Friday
10:00 pm
December
2
Fri
10:00 pm
Dec
2
New Bedford Festival Theatre
New Bedford Festival Theatre
 presents

NBFT White Christmas

White Christmas

Eight Performances!

Saturday
2:00 pm
November
26
Sunday
2:00 pm
December
4
Sat
2:00 pm
Nov
26
Sun
2:00 pm
Dec
4
New Bedford Festival Theatre
New Bedford Festival Theatre
 presents

NBFT Brand New Day

Brand New Day! A Spectacular Celebration of Spring

Friday
10:00 pm
April
28
Fri
10:00 pm
Apr
28
New Bedford Festival Theatre
New Bedford Festival Theatre
 presents

NBFT The Wiz

The Wiz

Five Performances!

Thursday
8:00 pm
April
27
Sunday
2:00 pm
April
30
Thu
8:00 pm
Apr
27
Sun
2:00 pm
Apr
30
There's more where these came from!
All Events

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

With our enticing selection of classical and pops concerts, there’s a concert for every music lover.

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to the proposition that classical music can enrich and transform lives. That is why we are very pleased to offer you exciting, moving, and beautiful music. It is also why we remain committed to expanding the educational programs we offer to children in our region—last year more than 8,000 children benefited from our music programs! And finally, it is why we continue to build strong relationships with other music and cultural organizations in our region. We believe collaboration makes all organizations, and our community, stronger. Whether you are a first-time concertgoer or an NBSO regular, we welcome you to our community of music!

Visit the NBSO at www.nbsymphony.org.

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
 presents

NBSO Yaniv Plays Brahms

Yaniv Plays Brahms

Saturday
7:30 pm
October
29
Sat
7:30 pm
Oct
29
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
 presents

NBSO Holiday Pops Matinee

Holiday Pops

Matinee Performance

Sunday
3:30 pm
December
11
Sun
3:30 pm
Dec
11
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
 presents

NBSO Holiday Pops Evening

Holiday Pops

Evening Performance

Sunday
7:00 pm
December
11
Sun
7:00 pm
Dec
11
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
 presents

NBSO The Magic of Disney: 100 Years of Wonder

The Magic of Disney: 100 Years of Wonder

Saturday
7:30 pm
January
28
Sat
7:30 pm
Jan
28
There's more where these came from!
All Events