Oakdale Theatre History:
Built on an alfalfa field in 1954 by original founder Ben Segal, the original Oakdale was part of the "theatre-in-the-round" craze that saw many circular stages open in various parts of the Northeast. A family owned business for decades, it began primarily as a summer stock venue, hosting many of the musicals of the day: 'Kiss Me Kate', 'South Pacific', 'Oklahoma' to mention a few, with many of Broadways brightest stars like John Raitt, Danny Kaye, James Garner and Ethel Merman.
In the 60s, Oakdale evolved into a summer concert venue where the likes of Harry Belafonte, Paul Anka, Steve & Eydie, Tom Jones, and more played to the open air crowds every summer, sometimes for 2 weeks at a time! The landscape changed in the late 60s and Oakdale rocked and rolled with Cream, The Who, The Doors and even Led Zeppelin, all playing live on the spinning stage.
95 South Turnpike Road
Wallingford, CT 06492 â€Ž
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All parking is on site and is included in the price of your ticket. Premier Parking is located in the lot closest to the main entrance of the facility for an additional charge and may be purchased in advance at all points of sale. Premier Parking may also be purchased just prior to show time at the entrance to the lot. Sales are cash only and are subject to availability.
Parking for the disabled is located in the spaces directly in front of the theater for no additional charge and is available to patrons who possess a handicapped parking sticker, hang tag or license plate.
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