Performing Arts

Ancram Opera House

A rural performance hall is returning in Summer 2016 to present a season of innovative contemporary theater best experienced in an intimate setting, classes for professionals and those with an interest, workshops, and special events. 1330 County Route 7, 518-329-0114

Basilica Hudson

This reclaimed 19th century factory has been converted into an art, performance, production and event space. Creative Directors, musician Melissa Auf der Maur and filmmaker Tony Stone draw on their experience to bring thoughtfully curated events in music, film, and art to this beautiful space. 110 South Front St, Hudson

Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc

Performing arts organization, touring variety and circus performances. Circus arts education for youth and adults, events and more…. Hudson 1-877-BINDLES

Clarion Concerts in Columbia County

“Quality chamber music, international artists, and concerts in a variety of lovely settings around the county.” Quality chamber music, vocal and orchestral music and the groups repertoire extends from the seventeenth century to the present. CCCC takes pride in commissioning one piece each year usually performed at its final concert.

Classics on Hudson

Presents internationally celebrated artists in concerts that promote greater understanding and enjoyment of music for diverse audience. Performances at the Hudson Opera House, Hudson Facebook

Club Helsinki Hudson

Club Helsinki Hudson is one of the country’s leading live-music and art venues, steadily presenting both hot upcoming new talent and spectacular legendary artists in a theatre setting that is both warm, comfortable and visually stunning. The list of artists presented by Helsinki over the years counts in the thousands and is phenomenal: Odetta, Nora Jones, Steve Earle, Mose Allison, Guy Clark, Leo Kottke, Taj Mahal, North Mississippi Allstars, Mike Gordon of Phish, Soulive, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Burning Spear, Rosanne Cash and many many more. Club Helsinki brings thousands of artists to Hudson every year throughout the seasons. It’s hard to imagine another venue of Helsinki’s relative size and intimacy presenting such a steady and consistent stream of internationally known artists with such an impressive track record, all set in a series of renovated 1800’s industrial building in the heart of Hudson. 405 Columbia Street 518-828-4800

Ghent Band

Ghent & Kinderhook, July & August 518-828-3375 Facebook

Ghent Playhouse

Drawing talent from all around the area, they present five diverse productions each season and since 2005 have been the home of the PantoLoons’ annual Thanksgiving Panto, a delightful British holiday tradition.

Town Hall Place, off Rt 66, Ghent 518-392-6264

HRC Showcase Theater

A theatre company dedicated to staged readings of new plays.

Hudson 518-851-7244

Hudson Opera House Center for the Arts

A multi-arts center housed in the 1855 former Hudson City Hall.

327 Warren Street Hudson 518-822-1438

Hudson Valley Choral Society


Mac-Haydn Theatre

Award-winning professional theater presents classics and contemporary musicals, with talented professional performers, singing, dancing and lots of laughs and excitement. Creative in-the-round staging brings the action up close and personal. ;Late-May-mid Sept. Children’s musicals: July and August.
PO Box 204, 1925 Route 203, Chatham 518-392-9292

Omi International Arts Center

The home to four distinct international residency programs serving visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers. Annual performances take place each year to showcase the work of residents and their creative processes. 1405 Cty Rt 22, Ghent 518-392-4747

PS21 Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

Summer festival dedicated to presenting the arts of music, dance & film in a beautiful rural setting one mile north of Chatham Village. August Dance Fest features 4 world-class companies. 2980 Route 66 Chatham 518-392-6121.

Roving Actors' Repertory Ensemble & Two of Us Productions Inc.

Know for producing full scale musicals, drama and comedies, as well as murder mystery dinner, and bringing them to the local stage.

2254 Rt 7, Copake 518-329-6293

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Present concerts, readings and fine arts exhibits as well as arts- related workshops and classes.

790 Route 203, Spencertown 518-392-3693

Taconic Stage Company

Producer Carl Ritchie, specializes in small cast musicals and comedies

Lighthouse Marinia, Copake Lake and St. Hohn’s in the Wilderness, Copake Falls 518-325-1234

Tannery Pond Concerts

The Tannery, built by the Shakers in 1834, is a plain barn-like structure of warmly resonant wood unusually favorable to the sounds of chamber music, whether string ensemble, voice, piano, or small orchestra

110 Darrow Rd (off Rt 20), New Lebanon 888-820-1696

The Arts Center Theater at Columbia Greene Community College

4400 Rt 23, Hudson 518-828-4181

The Theater Barn

Currently in their 33rd year, The Theater Barn is a critically acclaimed professional theater presenting 3 plays and 3 musicals each summer. Featuring nationally-recruited professional performers, shows run Late-June through Mid- September.654 Route 20, New Lebanon 518-794-8989

Time and Space Limited

Presenting original theater and multi-media productions, independent, documentary and classic movies, music and dance, art exhibitions, special events of all kinds including live simulcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, the National Theatre of London, TimesTalks LIVE, and other special HD presentations.

TSL Warehouse – 434 Columbia Street, Hudson 518-822-8448

Upstage Productions, INC

various venues throughout Hudson P.O. Box 1177, Hudson (518) 821-4449

Valatie Community Theatre

VCT develops, encourages and produces theatrical talent and provides an opportunity for expression in the art of theatre. Main Street, Valatie 518-758-1309

Walking the dog Theater

518-610-0909 and 518-755-1716