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Legacy Theatre Receives $53,500 in ARPA Funding

BRANFORD, CT February 5, 2024 – Branford’s Legacy Theatre is honored to announce that the theatre was selected as a recipient of federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). ARPA grants support local nonprofits in their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Because the theatre serves both the Branford and Guilford communities (and the Shoreline at large), Legacy will be receiving ARPA funds from both towns and their foundations. The Branford Community Foundation and the Town of Branford have awarded $35,000 to the non-profit professional theatre company, and the Guilford Foundation and Guilford Board of Selectman have awarded $18,500.

Legacy Theatre is incredibly grateful to First Selectman James Cosgrove and the RTM of the Town of Branford, and to First Selectman Matt Hoey and the Board of Selectman of the Town of Guilford. The theatre would also like to thank the Branford Community Foundation and the Guilford Foundation for managing a methodical and fair process throughout. The allocation of ARPA funding to nonprofits demonstrates the value and role charitable organizations play in the Branford and Guilford communities.

“Legacy is proud to be a part of the roster of nonprofit groups serving the Shoreline,” said Legacy Theatre Managing Director, Jeff Provost. “The ARPA funds we received will help to fortify our theatre’s ability to provide unique services and programming in the live performance, arts, culture, and education fields that help strengthen the surrounding communities that we strive to serve. We truly appreciate this financial support.”

The Legacy Theatre is a nonprofit, professional, regional theatre company located in the village of Stony Creek in Branford, CT at 128 Thimble Islands Road. Legacy strives to be a premiere arts house and to ensure ongoing seasons of uplifting, inspiring, and challenging theatre and theatre training for all. Seasons include Mainstage productions, a Sunday Broadway Concert Series, a Family Series for young audiences, special events, classes for all ages and abilities, and more. Subscriptions and tickets for Legacy’s 2024 Season are on sale now and can be purchased through the Box Office (203.315.1901) or Legacy’s website, The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm.

For more information on upcoming productions, classes, community events, and sponsorship and partner opportunities, please email


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