Our Mission

The Quick Center for the Arts (QCA) serves as a vibrant center of creative and educational activity, making accessible hundreds of enriching and enlivening events to Fairfield University and its surrounding communities. In so doing, the QCA is a leader in presenting, producing and partnering arts and education activities that make a positive difference in the lives of students, staff, faculty, and our friends across the region.

The QCA accomplishes its mission by:

  • Making visual and live performing arts accessible to the entire population;
  • Maintaining a creative facility that guides and encourages the imagination of all ages
  • Presenting the finest in performing arts to our community - a balance of quality international, national and regional performances of music, dance, theatre and multi-disciplinary programs.
  • Supporting faculty initiatives and student learning;
  • Broadening the base of understanding, appreciation and support for the arts through meaningful education initiatives and community partnerships;
  • Ensuring the fiscal health of the center; and,
  • Maintaining an attractive, comfortable setting, a knowledgeable and courteous staff and superb entertainment to create a gratifying experience that audiences and performers enjoy when they come to the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

About the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Located in Fairfield County, Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts is a multi-faceted facility that presents a wide variety of high quality performances, lectures, and exhibits. Opened in 1990, the Quick Center serves a large and diverse population, and strives to serve this community as a place to gather for shared enrichment experiences, both artistic and educational. As an entity of Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution, the Quick Center for the Arts shares the Jesuit mission of developing the creative and intellectual potential of its constituents, including members of the Fairfield University community and the residents of greater Fairfield County.

The Quick Center for the Arts houses the:

  • 740-seat Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Theatre
  • 120-seat Lawrence A. Wien Experimental (Black Box) Theatre
  • Thomas J. Walsh, Jr. Art Gallery

Events include:

  • Popular and classical music
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • HD broadcasts including The Metropolitan Opera, National Theatre of London, and world-renowned orchestras
  • Lectures
  • Special events
  • Fairfield University student productions
  • Programs for young audiences and families


Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195

Box Office: (203) 254-4010
Toll-free: 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396)
Administration: (203) 254-4242