MISSION STATEMENT

Toquet Hall opened in 1998 as a positive response to the need of Westport youth for a safe and fun place they could call their own.  The mission of Toquet Hall is to meet the critical and emerging needs of teens in our community.

Toquet Hall is a supervised drug/alcohol-free place where high school age youth can initiate and participate in social, cultural, recreational, and educational activities. Toquet Hall is governed by a partnership of high school students and adults.

The shared values and goals of participants in Toquet Hall include: the building of trust between teens and adults, the growth of leadership skills, and the development of respect for oneself and others.

Teen Governing Board (TGB)

Toquet Hall is governed in part by a team of students from Westport public and private high schools as well as a few from our neighboring Weston High School. The Teen Governing Board (TGB) meets at least bimonthly and is responsible for event planning, fundraising and facility design as needed. Members are expected to abide by the Toquet  Code of Conduct and by their own governing bylaws. The board is the “street team” for Toquet Hall and all active members get into Toquet events at no cost.  It is a great, unique leadership opportunity for students. If interested, please contact Toquet Hall at toquethall@hotmail.com (subject: TGB).

Directions

NORTHBOUND I-95

1.  Take exit 17.

2.  Go left at the light at the end of the ramp. (Riverside Ave. also Route 33)

3.  Follow Riverside until you reach the Post Road (US1), Turn right

4.  Continue over the Saugatuck River Bridge

5.  At the first light go right (Klaffs is on the corner), park in the lot straight-ahead in the lower library lot also known as the Jesup Lot.

6.  Our address is 58 Post Road East. However, access is only through the alleyway which spans from the Post Road to Jesup Road by Matsu Sushi (around the corner from the new Tiffany’s and above the home-store Dovecote and directly across from the Westport YMCA)

SOUTHBOUND I-95

1.         Take exit 17

2.         Follow #2-6 from above

NORTH BOUND Merrit Parkway (Route 15)

1.  Take exit 41.

2.         Turn right at the stop sign, then turn left toward Westport. (The Red Barn Restaurant will be on the left)

3.         Follow route 33 (Wilton Road) until you reach the Post Road, Go left at the light.

4.         See directions above from #4 on.

SOUTH BOUND Merrit Parkway (Route 15)

1.         Take exit 41.

2.         Turn right off the exit toward Westport.

3.         Follow #3-4 from above.

Live performances account for much of the Toquet Hall weekend schedule. Despite it’s small stature, the teen center has hosted performers from around the country as well as: Ireland, England, Iran and New Zealand. While we feature many local student acts, we’ve also welcomes bands from many major and small independent labels. Here are just a few performers that have taken the stage here over the past couple of years:

Boys Like Girls

Metro Station

Quietdrive

We The Kings

Dispatch

Bill Burr

Bo Burnham

Mike Birbiglia

Forever The Sickest Kids

Alesana

Ryan Conner….