Welcome to the Arden Club

 Act, sing, cook, dance, garden, read, listen, swim, and think deeply.

Arden Gild Hall

The Arden Club, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization open to all.

Auditions for The Arden Shakespeare Gild production of “Twelfth Night”, directed by Mary Catherine Kelley will be held at the Gild Hall on March 12th and 13th with call-backs on March 15. Click here to learn more about the Shakespeare Gild

Coming soon…a new website for the Arden Club. Will it be everything we want it to be? Not right away. But it will be better; more current, more informative, more interactive. In time we’ll make things easier for you – joining the Arden Club, renewing your membership, buying a ticket to an event, making a reservation for dinner, buying things.  Spring 2018 is what we’re shooting for, we’re close, check back for updates.

The Arden Gild Hall is located just north of Wilmington, Delaware in the utopian Arts and Crafts, Single-Tax, Garden-City community of Arden, Delaware.

The Arden Club, Inc. is the cultural umbrella group for many Gilds in the three Ardens: The Village of Arden, Ardentown, and Ardencroft. Most activities take place in Gild Hall, which dates back to 1850 when it was used as a barn for the Grubb farm. It was substantially renovated in 1910 as the Gild Hall and can be rented for special affairs. The grassy amphitheater of the Moonlight Theater sits to one side of Gild Hall, and the Swim Gild’s swimming pool sits behind Gild Hall.

Isn’t “Gild” Misspelled?

About the time Arden was founded as a community, one of the utopian ideas embraced by many of the founders was the idea that words should be spelled the way they sound. So “through” is spelled “thru” and “guild” is spelled “gild.” This improvement to spelling was prevalent across America and was promoted by President Theodore Roosevelt, the Simplified Spelling Board, and others.