Located just a short drive from Manhattan and Boston, Columbia County offers a host of different activities.  From hiking Mount Greylock to the Williamstown Theatre Festival in nearby Williamstown, MA, there is no shortage of activities.  One can simply sit back and enjoy the lovely rolling hills and breathe the country fresh air, or occupy their time visiting a host of theatres, museums, and activities.

 

To name just a few of the area’s attractions:

 

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 www.basilicahudson.com

 

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. www.leafpeeperconcerts.org

 

Classics on Hudson

Performances at the Hudson Opera House.

 

Ghent Band

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

 

Helsinki Hudson

Helsinki Hudson continues its commitment to contributing to the quality of the community by cultivating connections between all ethnicities, ages and experience and to reflect the culture and human spirit through innovative programming. All set in a renovated 1800’s industrial building complex in the heart of the city of Hudson. 405 Columbia St 518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

 

HRC Showcase Theater

A theatre company dedicated to staged readings of new plays.

Hudson 518-851-7244 www.hrc-showcasetheatre.com

 

Hudson Opera House

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

327 Warren Street Hudson 518-822-1438 www.hudsonoperahouse.org

 

Hudson Valley Choral Society

518-794-9831

 

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
 www.machaydntheatre.org

 

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 www.omiartscenter.org

 

PS 21

Performance Spaces for the 21st Century dedicated to the performing arts

2980 Rt 66, Chatham 518-392-6121 www.ps21chatham.org

 

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 www.TheTwoofUsProductions.org

 

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 www.spencertownacademy.org

 

StageWorks Hudson

The only professional Equity theater company in the area providing groundbreaking, adventurous theater.41 Cross Street (opposite Amtrak), Hudson 518-828-7843 www.stageworkshudson.org

 

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 www.taconicstage.com

 

Tannery Pond Concerts at Mt.Lebanon Shaker Village

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

Darrow Rd (off Rt 20), New Lebanon 888-846-5848 www.tannerypondconcerts.org

 

The Arts Center Theater at Columbia Greene Community College

4400 Rt 23, Hudson 518-828-4181 www.sunycgcc.edu

 

The Theater Barn

654 Route 20, New Lebanon 518-794-8989 www.theaterbarn.com

 

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 518-822-8448www.timeandspace.org

 

Upstage Productions, INC

Various venues throughout Hudson P.O. Box 1177, Hudson (518) 821-4449www.upstageproductionsinc.org

 

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 www.valatietheatre.org

 

Walking the dog Theater

518-610-0909 and 518-755-1716 www.wtdtheater.org