Performance Spaces in Historic Places
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The Chandler Center for the Arts
Chandler is an active community arts organization presenting touring and self-produced performances, festivals, Gallery exhibits, films, educational and community activities. The Main Stage series presents an eclectic mix of fine touring performances, with special emphases on classical and traditional music, and youth and family programming. In the Upper Gallery, Chandler presents a series of performances in an intimate setting featuring local and regional musicians. Here we also present a curated film series offering pre-film lectures and audience discussion.
Located in an an early 20th century Art Deco theater in the heart of Burlington's historic district, the Flynn Center is a full-service home for the performing arts in the region; offers a wide range of cultural and educational experiences; and nurtures the creative development of performing artists.
The Haskell Opera House
The historic Haskell Free Library and Opera House is known as the only US Library without Books and the only US Theatre with no stage. This is because the US/Canadian border runs directly through the building. The Haskell Opera House is the only Opera House in the world that sits in two countries. Written up in Ripley's Believe it or Not and featured in the A&E's Movie, BARNUM, the venue hosts a variety of performances from May-Oct attracting headliners like Paula Poundstone and Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe to Broadway highlights performed by the resident theatre company, Award Winning QNEK Productions.
The Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery,
Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery has been one of the Brattleboro area's most active and diverse centers for arts, culture and public gatherings since 1999. Twilight Music manages the visual and performing arts venue, presenting music and comedy and inviting the public to rent the art gallery and 99-seat theater for exhibits, live theater, film, music, benefits, meetings, private parties and other arts and community events. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery is committed to inspiring personal and community transformation through the interplay of artists and the community.
The Latchis Theater
The Latchis Theatre and Latchis Hotel are part of the historic Latchis Memorial Building, built in 1938 as "A Town within a Town - Under One Roof," and listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. The Latchis has been creating community through culture since 1938. They offer 4 screens, 3 stages, and 2 galleries for community events, performances, and exhibitions.
The Next Stage Arts Project
Founded in 2011, the Next Stage Arts Project (NSAP) presents world-class performing arts and film across a diverse range of genres and media, with the intention to foster rural community cultural and economic revival. NSAP collaborates extensively with fellow arts organizations and schools. Our audiences come not only from Putney, but throughout the region drawing from a 50-mile radius. Next Stage's primary performance venue is in a building owned by the Putney Historical Society (PHS) at 15 Kimball Hill.
Northern Stage is a regional non-profit professional theater that seeks to entertain, challenge and involve its audiences with ambitious productions and expansive outreach and educational programs. Based in the Upper Valley of the Connecticut River, Northern Stage brings national and area talent together on an intimate stage in diverse classic, contemporary, and new plays and musicals. Performances are at the Briggs Opera House, a 245-seat, semi-thrust theater located in historic downtown White River Junction, Vermont.
The Oldcastle Theater
Located in a newly renovated space on Main Street in historic downtown Bennington, Oldcastle Theatre produces a full season of plays each year, in addition to special events, family performances and music concerts of local, New England and nationally known artists.
The Paramount Theatre
The Paramount Theatre is the only Historic Landmark Theatre between Burlington, VT and Pittsfield, MA, and is the area’s only year-round professional arts presenting organization. Our Broadway Jewel-Box Theatre (c. 1914) is home to popular music, classical music, theatre, comedy, family entertainment, film and new this year, LIVE in HD - enhanced exhibition technology bringing LIVE in HD from the Metropolitan Opera (beginning Oct. 5, 2013) and LIVE in HD from the National Theatre of Great Britain (Opening in 2014).
The Town Hall Theater
With over 165 events a year, the Town Hall Theater hosts productions by resident companies including the Middlebury Community Players, Opera Company of Middlebury, Middlebury Actors Workshop, or Maiden Vermont singers as well as special evening of dance, music, live broadcast, comedy, or youth performance.
The Vermont Arts Exchange
In the winter of 2004 VAE converted their downstairs basement studio of the historic mill in North Bennington into a cabaret-club atmosphere with the plan to present once a month, high quality music that is culturally diverse. From late fall through April each year (the cold weather seasons), the Basement Music Series (BMS), brings in bands from as far away as Cuba and Tuva and from Virginia to the music hub, Brooklyn, New York. From Grammy nominated Omar Sosa, to BMS favorite Howard Fishman, and the Tuvan throat singers ALASH, it's grown to twice a month. The people come for one reason, to listen to music, and this what the bands love the most about presenting their craft. The intimate setting in which they perform downstairs allows for an experience that both artist and audience go home not forgetting and anticipating a return.The New York Times describes our basement cabaret music venue as "a Park Slope Bistro in the Green Mountains".