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“the oldest theatre in NY”

Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House
Ranked #10 of 29 things to do in Hudson
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Owner description: Our mission: To inspire and promote the arts and to play a pivotal role in the cultural and economic advancement of the region. Hudson Hall fulfills its promise to the community by: - Restoring and preserving its historic building while adapting it to modern needs - Offering a year-round schedule of cultural and educational programs to serve the community - Serving as an important partner in the continued revitalization of downtown Hudson - Hudson Hall offers a year-round schedule of arts and cultural programming in the 1855 former Hudson City Hall which contains New York State’s oldest surviving theatre. Since opening the first restored room in December of 1997, five rooms on the first floor and our magnificent upstairs performance hall have been rehabilitated, and we have presented thousands of cultural and educational programs. Hudson Hall provides free or low-cost cultural offerings every week of the year. Ongoing programs include concerts, readings, lectures, exhibitions, theater and dance presentations, after-school programs, workshops, classes, and large-scale community arts events, like Winter Walk, which celebrated its 20th year in 2016.
Reviewed 23 February 2016

This a space awaiting restoration but a very impressive space and interesting to see it in its current state and imagine what could be!

Thank peter k
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

Was nothing to see. Needs to be restored. Wasn't what I expected. They had a little history of the place but wasn't really interesting. It ws in and out in 15 minutes. Would not recommend it.

Thank Georgette33
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

The Hudson Opera House has brought concerts and art exhibits to Hudson for years. Programming is very high quality, and the performance space is intimate. The building was once a bank, and after that an opera house, where Jenny Lind sang (I think). Foresighted people in Hudson saved the building and it is now a vibrant community center--with all sorts of arts programs. Very nice bathrooms too, open to the public.

Thank Dotinhudson
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

Oldest such place in NYC. In process of renovation after years of abandonment, so be prepared for an old place. But worth the visit to see a performance space that must have been grand in its day.

Thank SteveDELIWEAR
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Reviewed 11 September 2014

Great history, two stages, undergoing a major renovation. Excellent art and very dedicated volunteers.

1  Thank robcurtross
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