Resident Companies

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

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.

New Bedford Festival Theatre
New Bedford Festival Theatre
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The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

Two Performances ∙ In-Person & Streaming

Friday
8:00 pm
October
22
Saturday
8:00 pm
October
23
Fri
8:00 pm
Oct
22
Sat
8:00 pm
Oct
23
New Bedford Festival Theatre
New Bedford Festival Theatre
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Evita Loca Professional Christmas Lady

Evita Loca Professional Christmas Lady

Friday
8:00 pm
December
3
Fri
8:00 pm
Dec
3
New Bedford Festival Theatre
New Bedford Festival Theatre
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The Randy Andys Holiday Extravaganza

The Randy Andys Holiday Extravaganza

Saturday
8:00 pm
December
4
Sat
8:00 pm
Dec
4
New Bedford Festival Theatre
New Bedford Festival Theatre
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Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Four Performances!

Thursday
8:00 pm
April
7
Sunday
2:00 pm
April
10
Thu
8:00 pm
Apr
7
Sun
2:00 pm
Apr
10
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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
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Disruption

Disruption

Saturday
7:30 pm
November
6
Sat
7:30 pm
Nov
6
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
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Holiday Pops

Holiday Pops

Matinee Performance

Saturday
3:30 pm
December
11
Sat
3:30 pm
Dec
11
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
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Holiday Pops

Holiday Pops

Evening Performance

Saturday
7:00 pm
December
11
Sat
7:00 pm
Dec
11
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
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Rituals

Rituals

Saturday
7:30 pm
January
8
Sat
7:30 pm
Jan
8
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