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Area attractions unite historic buildings and classic rural life with quirky cultural happenings and establishments that reflect the passions and personalities of their proprietors. Come to the Great Western Catskills to experience a classical concert in a barn; explore old cemeteries and historic school houses; or indulge in jazz at a historic church along a dirt back road. The list goes on with Civil War reenactments, vintage baseball games, arts workshops and programs, book readings with local authors, staged train robberies and gallery openings. You won’t soon forget these authentic Catskills experiences.

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  • 76 Main! Stamford Arts Center

    76 MAIN! is located in the heart of downtown Stamford and is made up of two separate venues – the Coffee House and the Carriage House. The Coffee House, our store-front venue, is home to our monthly events, such as the Open Mic Night and Writers’ Evening. The Coffee House has a small-club feel and intimate setting which boasts a small stage and can accommodate up to 50 audience members. Just up the driveway from the Coffee House is the Carriage House. This newly renovated building is home to our 99-seat performance theater as well as a sizable dance studio.

    76 Main Street
    Stamford 12167
    Maggie Cullen, Program Director
    Phone: 607-652-7676, 607-555-1212
  • Member Over The Border

    Bellearye Music Festival

    Music under the stars!! Enjoy performances all summer long, under the tent or on the lawn. Located at Overlook Lodge at Belleayre Ski Center.

    PO Box 198
    Highmount 12441
    Phone: 845-254-5600 x1344
  • Capra Cinema

    533 West Front Street
    Hancock 13783
    Phone: 607-637-3456
  • Catskill Community Players

    The Catskill Community Players is a community theater group founded in 1974 with the purpose of “promoting and presenting theater in the community”. Based in upstate New York’s Delaware County, its membership is drawn from the communities of South Kortright, Hobart, Stamford, Jefferson, Delhi, Franklin, Oneonta, and surrounding areas.

    PO Box 135
    Hobart 13788
    Phone: 607-652-7514
  • Deposit Community Theatre

    148 Front Street
    Deposit 13754
    Nick Barone
    Phone: 607-467-4161
  • Member

    Franklin Stage Company

    The company was founded on the principle that great theatre should be accessible to all. Our character is rooted in, and defined by, our Free Admission policy. We believe that theatre is not only a literary art, but also a popular one; we draw our inspiration from the fairground and the circus, the music hall and the street. We love to clown wildly in tragedy; to expose the tragic in comedy; to ignite the absurd within the profound. We strive to bring great stories to life on our stage.

    25 Institute Street - Chapel Hall
    Franklin 13775
    Carmela Marner
    Phone: 607-829-3700
  • Over The Border

    Glimmerglass Opera

    The Glimmerglass Festival continues its tradition of four new fully staged productions, including three operas and one work of American musical theater --performed with full orchestra, large cast and no sound amplification. These four productions are supplemented by special performances, concerts, lectures and symposiums throughout the season. 

    PO Box 191
    Cooperstown 13326
    Patricia Kavanagh
    Phone: 607-547-2255
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    Open Eye Theatre

    The Open Eye Theater's mission is to provide diverse audiences in Margaretville and the surrounding Catskill Mountain communities with quality live theater productions, and offer professional theater training and education programs designed to encourage and challenge performers of all ages in the performing arts.

    960 Main Street, PO Box 959
    Margaretville 12455
    Amie Brockway
    Phone: 845-586-1660
  • Roxbury Arts Group

    The Roxbury Arts Group provides a wide variety of arts, entertainment and education at three separate venues, located in Roxbury, Stamford and the Denver Vega Valley. We offer live entertainment, concerts, dance, theatre, fine arts exhibitions, workshops, and arts programming for children and youth. We also rent our facilities for parties and conferences.

    PO Box 94
    Roxbury 12474
    Jenny Rosenzweig
    Phone: 607-326-7908
  • Todd Mountain Theatre Project

    Todd Mountain Theatre Project is dedicated to discovering daring, exciting new plays by contemporary playwrights and bringing excellent productions to audiences who live, work and unwind in our Catskills communities. Located in Arkville, New York, we have been presenting dynamic theater since 1999. Weaving the talents of urban and rural professionals, our mission is to provide a supportive environment for theater artists to develop and present challenging productions while using the glorious Catskills to rest and refuel.

    2026 Todd Mountain Road
    Arkville 12406
    Suzanne Pred Bass
    Phone: 845-586-3057
  • Tri Town Theatre

    Entertaining Bainbridge, Sidney and Unadilla for over 40 years.

    55 Union Street
    Sidney 13838
    Jack Deuel
    Phone: 607-563-1924
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    Walton Theatre

    Join us for movies, music and live performances in our historic little theatre. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 the theatre has an active restoration and events committee.

    31 Gardiner Place
    Walton 13856
    Andrea Patternoster
    Phone: 607-865-6688
  • West Kortright Centre

    From Bach to bluegrass, fiction to fashio, Roches to rockabilly, The West Kortright Centre sponsors performances, workshops, gallery exhibits, and community gatherings in an historic country church in a rural valley in the western Catskill Mountains.

    49 West Kortright Church Road
    East Meredith 13757
    Martha VanBurek
    Phone: 607-278-5454