Giving… it’s in our DNA



Helping non-profits in our community serve their constituencies and achieve their goals is in our DNA. We are often asked to donate our services to add value to a fundraiser or to create a striking learning experience for students. Whenever possible, DNR is proud to assist.

DNR Laboratories, working with HP, donated and installed a complete media/projection system for training and mission control at the Newtown, CT Police Department. 




We are proud to have been a small part of the good work of these organizations, by doing our part each year to underwrite their programing:


The Klein Memorial Auditorium is a 1,447-seat performing arts center that serves as a hub for Bridgeport and surrounding communities.  Built in 1940, it is one of only 7 Broadway-sized stages remaining in Connecticut. The venue was built with funds willed to the city by Bridgeport native Jacob Klein (1862-1932), a lawyer and active supporter of Bridgeport community organizations.  The auditorium, designed by local architect Leonard Asheim, was designed in the Art Deco style and features bronze doors, a marble lobby, inlaid wood and geometric motifs. The Klein Memorial Auditorium



The Fairfield Theatre Company is a nonprofit center for the arts and culture located in the heart of downtown Fairfield, Connecticut. We bring together a community of musicians, actors, artists, writers, fans, and supporters who are dedicated to the simple premise that the broadest spectrum of live entertainment and cultural exchange is essential to the vitality of our society. Fairfield Theatre Company




ASK, or After School at the Klein, is the cornerstone of The Klein’s education and outreach effort providing tuition-free instruction in music, dance, and drama to Bridgeport students in grades 7 through 12. DNR has been ASK’s significant benefactor for the past three years.  After School at The Klein





This 1930 Georgian style building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, houses a 500-seat proscenium theater, a formal banquet room with seating for more than 100, a gymnasium with up to 600 person capacity and various meeting rooms. All spaces are available for rent to host your next meeting, fundraiser, wedding, or other special event. Edmond Town Hall





The Thomaston Opera house was built in 1884 and serves as a cultural and recreational center for the town and surrounding communities. It is a point of pride for area residents and the many people who participate in its productions each year. This theatre has succeeded due to the countless hard-working and talented volunteers and their relentless dedication to this facility and the arts. Together we have maintained the type of programming our audiences have come to expect. Still, we are continuing work to restore this historic facility and improve its technical capabilities. Thomaston Opera House




Built in the early 1920’s, the historic Palace Theater was the center of Waterbury, Connecticut’s active cultural scene prior to WWII. Famous New England theater impresario Sylvester Z. Poli opened the venue in 1922, after investing $1 million in its opulent décor. Designed by period architect Thomas Lamb in a Second Renaissance Revival style, the Palace Theater features an eclectic mix of Greek, Roman, Arabic and Federal motifs, grand lobby spaces and ornate dome ceilings, all in a palatial setting fit for a king. Palace Theater



THE GOODSPEED .  East Haddam, CT

Goodspeed’s beginnings date back to 1963 when we opened our doors as a professional musical theatre in an historic building on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Haddam. Under the direction of Michael Price from 1968 to 2014, Goodspeed transformed from a struggling entity into a non-profit arts organization with a mission. At first, Goodspeed’s commitment was to discover rarely produced musicals from the repertoire, reworking them and bringing them to life. The Goodspeed




Organized in 1960 under the aegis of the Recreation Department, The Little Theatre of Manchester, Inc. is a theater company of, by and for the community. Since 1961, LTM has produced at least three major dramatic works each year, a total of more than 1,100 performances of 197 major productions, playing to a total estimated audience of 300,000.

Since 1991, LTM has resided in Cheney Hall, a National Historic Landmark building and the oldest operating theater in Connecticut. Little Theater of Manchester




Chase has been a leader in education since 1865. We know that every child holds great potential.  Our teachers guide your children to succeed by harnessing their passion and sparking their interest.

Our commitment to balance sets us apart. As a day school, our students see the partnership of their home and their classroom. They expect to stretch themselves in academics, yet discover reason to do the same in the arts and athletics. Chase Collegiate School



MAKE-A-WISH .  Trumbull, CT


Make-A-Wish® believes that a wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.  Make-A-Wish



WARNER THEATRE .  Torrington, CT

The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983 and an $8,700,000 restoration of the art deco main theatre was completed in November 2002. Following restoration of its main facility, the Warner purchased the adjacent historic Mertz building and embarked on Phase II of its restoration/renovation campaign. In March 2008, the Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center was opened.  The Warner complex now includes: a 300-seat studio theatre, an onsite school for the arts, a 1,772-seat historic Art Deco theatre, a 7,500 square foot costume shop and prop/production storage facility and two retail establishments. Warner Theatre


HALO AWARDS .  Waterbury, CT

Our Annual High School Halo Awards honors high school students’ achievements in all aspects of theatre. Over 60 high schools from across the State of Connecticut are participating in the 15th Annual Halo Awards this year! Award evenings was held at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on May 29, 2018 and May 30, 2018. Halo Awards





 Founded in 1958, he Discovery Museum is a hands-on science museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that serves as both a tourist destination and an educational resource for area families, schools, and other groups. We provide dynamic STEM experiences designed to resonate with the innate curiosity, learning desire, and spirit of exploration of our guests. We aim to encourage young learners to ask questions, solve problems, and engineer solutions today so they are better prepared to embrace the challenges of tomorrow. DNR was pleased to sponsor tech upgrades to the museum’s space center and planetarium. Discovery Museum




The Children’s Museum in West Hartford, Connecticut offers hands-on fun with science and nature for younger children and families, school and community groups, and home schooled children. At the Museum and in classrooms throughout Connecticut, we encourage children to become creative thinkers and lifelong learners. DNR is proud to underwrite the 50th anniversary of the museum’s planetarium. The Children’s Museum




The National High School Musical Theatre Awards™ (the Jimmy® Awards) are a national celebration of outstanding student achievement, recognizing individual artistry in vocal, dance, and acting performance and elevating the importance of theatre arts education in schools. The Jimmy Awards are presented by The Broadway League Foundation. DNR is a Connecticut Chapter sponsor. The Jimmy Awards




PHOENIX STAGE COMPANY of Oakville won CTFest18 on Saturday, September 8th. The competition was presented by the Connecticut Community Theater Association (CCTA) and hosted the Warner Theater in the Nancy Marine Studio Theater. DNR is proud to underwrite their Spring show. Phoenix Stage Company