Located next to Stonington harbor in the historic foundry of the former Atwood Machine Company, La Grua Center is a gracious and beautiful venue for the arts, education, meetings, social occasions, and other community activities. It is a part of the Stonington Commons Community, with free parking in the lot at 32 Water Street.

The center seats 100 people theatre style in the Great Room, and 150 people standing. The mezzanine accommodates an additional 49 people seated theater style or 28 seated with tables.

This stone building with its tall deep-set windows and wooden beams is warm and inviting. Renovations include A/V equipment for films, concerts, and presentations, heating and air-conditioning, handicap accessible restrooms, and coat storage. Folding tables and chairs are also available.

For complete information on renting the center, download the La Grua Center Rental Packet in the right column.

Center Specifications

  • Dimensions of the Great Room: 36' x 38' (1368 Square feet)
  • Accommodates 100 people seated and 150 people standing.
  • Mezzanine accommodates an additional 49 persons seated or 28 seated with tables.


  • Heat and air conditioning
  • A/V system with screen, projector, DVD player, speakers, 2 wireless microphones and VGA input for computer display
  • Handicap accessible restrooms
  • 140 chairs
  • 10 6' rectangular tables
  • 8 4’ round tables
  • 2 card tables
  • Two telephone lines and wireless Internet access
  • La Grua Center does not offer any catering, event planning, or services
Contact Us
La Grua Center,
32 Water St., P.O. Box 342,
Stonington, CT 06378
phone: 860-535-2300
Kelli Rocherolle - Program Director
Please direct all program and rental inquiries to
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