The "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP),  is hosting programming at The Packing House focused on acoustic music, film, dance, literature and theater. Funding is generated from memberships, sponsorships, ticket sales, program and rental fees, and tax-deductible donations from individuals, families, and organizations. Revenue is applied to the continuing efforts of preserving the facility, program development, and improving the performance experience.

We have been working hard to retrofit this historic space with high quality 21st century technology and amenities. A new 32-channel audio system is in place to accommodate live sound and recording opportunities; a video projection system and flat LCD screen have been installed for film showings, audiovisual presentations, and event messaging; a donated Yamaha P22 acoustic piano is in place; and wi-fi installed. Lighting systems as well as acoustic treatment are in the works.


We have reflected on the experiences from our first season and sought feedback from our patrons. Our objective is to continue to improve your experience at The Packing House. As we begin our second season, we have made a number of changes we hope you will enjoy. You spoke... We listened! 

Effective immediately, unless otherwise specified, we will now offer our exclusive "BYOB & F" model for all performances - Bring Your Own Beverage and Food! Bring Your Own Beverage and Food (responsible alcohol use beer and wine ONLY - I.D. Required). Enjoy your favorite beverage and food at The Packing House!

The Packing House  |  156 River Road, Suite 1301Willington, Connecticut 06279  |  (518)791-9474