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Friendship Tours logoFriendship Tours

Friendship Tours is a tour operator in the Hartford, CT area, specializing in planning unique tours and cruises filled with fun and friendship! When the company was founded in 1977, its goal was to provide memorable travel experiences for everyone. That focus has continued to serve the company and clients well. Friendship Tours plans customized day trips, overnight trips, cruises, special events and shows, sports events, and more.

The OLLI at UConn Travel Committee works closely with Friendship Tours every year to provide OLLI members with fun and exciting excursion opportunities at a discounted price!

For more information, and to learn about upcoming day and overnight trips, visit the OLLI Trips page by clicking HERE.

Friendship Tours: 705 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002  Phone: (860) 243-1630 Visit: 


Mattatuck Museum

Mattatuck Museum LogoThe Mattatuck Museum was established as the Mattatuck Historical Society in 1877 to preserve the history of that part of Connecticut “anciently known as Mattatuck” – roughly the ten town region surrounding present-day Waterbury. In the 1960s the Historical Society expanded its mission to “collect and exhibit the works of Connecticut artists.” The American Association of Museum accredited the museum in 1976, one of the first in the state to meet that standard.

OLLI at UConn often collaborates with The Mattatuck Museum as an off-site course location.  Past events have included tours and visits to special exhibits.

Mattatuck Museum: 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702 Phone: (203) 753-0381 Visit:




WSO LogoWaterbury Symphony Orchestra

Founded in May 1938 as The Waterbury Civic Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Mario DiCecco, the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO) has spent the past several decades promoting the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of symphonic and orchestral music. By the early 1970s, it became the only fully-professional symphony in Connecticut. The WSO is now led by Leif Bjaland, Musical Director and Conductor since 1994.

OLLI members receive 20% off of the price of any ‘choice’ ticket ($30 ticket reduced to $24).

WSO: 110 Bank Street, Waterbury, CT 06702 Phone: (203) 574-4283 Visit:



Seven Angels Theatre

7Angels LogoFounded in 1988 with its first production in 1989, Seven Angels Theatre is Waterbury’s own professional regional theater.

OLLI members get 10% off of any regularly priced main stage production ticket. In the past, OLLI members have traveled in large groups to attend Seven Angels Theatre events, sometimes followed or preceded by restaurant gatherings.

SAT: 1 Plank Road, Waterbury, CT 06705 Phone: (203) 757-4676 Visit:



Palace Theater

Palace Theater logoAs Waterbury’s premier performing arts center, the Palace Theater’s vision is to stimulate a cultural and economic renaissance in the region through the celebration of arts, education and community.

The Palace Theater in Waterbury welcomes OLLI members by offering a 10% discount on shows that are Palace Theater presentations. Some restrictions may apply and processing fees are excluded from the discount, unless purchased at the Palace Theater Box office.


Palace Theater: 100 E Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702 Phone: (203) 346-2000 Visit:




AARP logoAARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning.

OLLI at UConn teams up with AARP every Fall and Spring session to host the AARP Smart Drivers Course. It is the oldest and most successful program for older drivers to help refresh driving skills and learn a few new tips. The new Smart Drivers Course is revised, modernized, and updated with new participant guidebooks and accompanying videos. The course is usually offered twice in our Fall and Spring semesters.Contact us or check the latest OLLI schedules for dates and times.




International Festival of Arts and Ideas 

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a year-round organization that culminates in an extravaganza of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that takes over theaters and open spaces in New Haven, Connecticut each June.