Mystic Dark Room
Entering the chic lounge via a winding staircase and past brass gates, guests may feel as though they’ve snuck into a secret speakeasy or private club. The space is elegantly decorated with leather couches and private tables, and performances include large, concert-style sets with sophisticated lighting and special effects. Shows are typically BYOB, and the audience is invited to stick around for a postshow soiree, where they can interact with the artists and enjoy the dance floor and light show.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Mystic Dark Room is a must-visit for couples and lovers of the arts.
The lounge is not wheelchair-accessible.
Seats are typically assigned by the box office and not known in advance.
How to Get There
The Mystic Dark Room is located in the town of Stonington, Connecticut, a 5-minute drive east of the village of Mystic and about an hour from New Haven. Free parking is available on-site.
When to Get There
Shows usually take place on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7pm. Guests are welcome to arrive from 6:30pm on to settle in and enjoy the drinks they have brought with them—bottle openers are provided on tables. During the holiday season, additional performances take place in the afternoon.
What to Do Nearby
Before you head for Mystic Dark Room in the evening, you can enjoy the many attractions on offer in Mystic. The Mystic Seaport Museum is the largest maritime museum in the United States; the Mystic Museum of Art shows contemporary art, including works by members of the Mystic Art Colony; and the Mystic Aquarium is a good bet for families.
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