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Bardavon Opera House

35 Market Street
845-473-5288

The Bardavon 1869 Opera House is a leading performance venue that presents touring artists of the highest quality in theater, dance, music, opera, and other performance genres. The Bardavon also strives to foster the development and presentation of new works. Each season the Bardavon's diverse offerings include Mainstage shows, Hudson Valley Philharmonic concerts, educational Daytime Performances, School Residencies as well as Community Service events. This variety ensures that the Bardavon is accessible to all who seek entertaining and inspiring live performances - whether general audiences or those with special needs.

Since its construction in 1869 as the Collingwood Opera House, the Bardavon has taken a piece of each era in its long lifetime with it into the future. They have defined the Bardavon's distinctive position in the history of a community, a nation, an art form. Transformed from a 19th Century performance hall and gathering place into a movie palace in 1923, the theatre was retrieved from demolition in 1976 to become the leading performing arts and cinema venue of the Hudson Valley region that it is today. The stage has seen the great performers from all these eras: Mark Twain, Sarah Bernhardt, John Philip Sousa, the Barrymores, Martha Graham, Frank Sinatra, Milton Berle, Tommy Dorsey and more recently Dizzy Gillespie, Ballet Hispanico, Patti Smith, Pinchas Zukerman, Greg Allman, James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte and many, many more.

Another facet of our organization is to preserve and continue to restore the Bardavon's National Register theater building, which is the oldest continuously operating theater in New York State.



Reviews

Janine Johnson

Rating:
Saturday, June 23, 2018
I love it here. I went with my son's class to see a play. We all enjoyed ourselves.

Craig Jacoby

Rating:
Monday, March 19, 2018
Really great experience. I was impressed with the character this place had. You can't really tell from the street, but it is very warm inside. Saw Kevin James here, and it was so awesome.

anita miller

Rating:
Monday, April 9, 2018
Lovely office building above the historical beautiful theater. Magnificent front entry and entrance. A landmark in the City of Poughkeepsie at 35 Market Street. Lots of great shows and movies worth checking out.

Arun Lahiri

Rating:
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Good theater. All seats have clear view of stage. Suggest lower balcony for optimimum view for any event. Parking close by for nominal fee and right of side street. Saw Mummenshanz puppet mime show for matinee. Very reasonably priced. Good venue to get culture without hassle of travel to NYC if you are on a budget.

JP Marx

Rating:
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Place was decent had a great time at Weird Al... However what was up with the extreme amount of ushers? Seemed like way too many and was unnecessary. Had been there early for VIP .. and was there after for the meet and greet. Had a VIP pass around my neck and a meet and greet pass on my chest. This old usher bat rudely asked to see my pass.. What a old witch she was"the pass Nazi". So i showed her. Heard other people complaining about the way she was harassing people as well.. Took me a few seconds to get kind of mad at her as well. So I stood up backed into her and said" how's this for a pass?" I proceeded to let her rip and passed gas on her and she knew it. I know she was doing her job but doing it as if she were on a power trip. Get rid of her shed driving patrons away.

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