Entertainment & Performing Arts

Delight in live theater, musicals, staged readings, concerts, dance, workshops, and more at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck (845-876-3080), the Bardavon Opera House (845-473-5288) in nearby Poughkeepsie, or the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts (845-758-7900) at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson hosting their popular SummerScape program.    

Designed by acclaimed architect Frank Gehry, the Fisher Center is worth a visit for the structure alone!

For innovative dance performances, the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center (845-757-5106) in Tivoli is a must. The performance space features a stage that equals that of the Metropolitan Opera House, but with a mere 160 seats and stadium-style seating of only seven rows, you are guaranteed an intimate dance experience.

Film buffs will enjoy the breadth and depth of the celluloid offerings at Upstate Films (845-473-5288), which features international releases, current art-house hits, and the classics.

For those seeking an intimate musical experience check out Levon Helm's Midnight Rambles. Also in Woodstock is The Bearsville Theater.