About District Music Hall
District Music Hall – formerly known as Wall Street Theater – in Norwalk, Connecticut, is a cultural gem that seamlessly blends historic charm with contemporary entertainment. Nestled in the heart of Norwalk’s downtown district, this iconic venue has been restored to its former glory, showcasing exquisite architectural details inside.
Originally built in 1914 as The Regent, the theater opened in 1915 and was known to feature vaudeville acts, the biggest “talkies” of the era, and presented renowned performers John Philip Sousa, John Barrymore, Mary Pickford, and Lilian and Dorothy Gish.
During the Great Depression in the 1930s, the venue was converted to The Norwalk Theater, one of the finest movie theaters in New England, lasting for nearly 50 years. The theater has since made a few notable revivals under the names The Marquee, The Globe, The Roxy, and Wall Street Theater hosting notable artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Primus, David Lee Roth, Violent Femmes and Waylon Jennings.
Once again, District Music Hall has transformed into a premier small-capacity music venue with a transformative renovation, preserving its classic facade while incorporating state-of-the-art lights and sound.
The main auditorium is a sight to behold, with impeccable acoustics and seating arrangements that provide an intimate experience for both fans and artists. From live concerts to comedy shows and community events, the diverse programming caters to a wide range of interests. Additionally, District Music Hall serves as a dynamic event space, hosting corporate gatherings, private functions, and special occasions.
District Music Hall is Fairfield County’s concert venue; it is a cultural hub that contributes to the vibrant arts scene serving Norwalk and the surrounding Fairfield County.