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Bardavon Opera House

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.


Upcoming Events at Bardavon Opera House

Dispatch (Acoustic)

Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 at 8:00pm
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ulster Performing Arts Center
Kingston, NY
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Hudson Valley Rodeo and Concert Featuring Chris Janson

Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 at 4:00pm
Keane Stud
Amenia, NY
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Hudson Valley Rodeo and Concert Featuring Chris Janson

Reflection

Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 at 8:00pm
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Boris Godunov

Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 at 1:00pm
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Film - The Velvet Underground - 2021

Friday, Oct 15, 2021 at 7:30pm
Poughkeepsie, NY
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David Sedaris

Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 at 8:00pm
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Fire Shut Up In My Bones

Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 at 1:00pm
Poughkeepsie, NY
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The Exile's Journey

Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 at 8:00pm
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Film: Don't Look Back - 1967

Friday, Nov 19, 2021 at 7:30pm
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Eurydice

Sunday, Dec 5, 2021 at 1:00pm
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Handel's Messiah

Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 at 2:00pm
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Cindrella

Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 at 1:00pm
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Rigoletto

Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 at 1:00pm
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Recent News

Bardavon Announces 2 New Shows Going on Sale This Week! June 15, 2021

2 NEW SHOWS! On sale THIS week. On Sale to Bardavon Members Thursday, June 17 at 11am On Sale to the General Public Friday, June 18 at 11am City and Colour Friday, October 22, 8pm at UPAC City and Colour (singer, songwriter Dallas…

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Bardavon Presents - Virtual Cinema – From Russia - Hermitage - The Power of Art – May 26 thru June 1! 2021

HERMITAGE Available May 26 thru Tuesday June 1 Runtime: 90 minutes Rating: PG-13 A spectacular documentary event tours through St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum, a wonderful complex of buildings with the largest collection of…

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HVP 48TH String Competition

Stream the videos of all nine of our 2021 competitors, available now! Go to the Bardavon Presents YouTube Channel. There you will be able to see and hear performances of Bach and the full concerto. These videos will remain available right up to…

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Bardavon Announces 30 Day Closure, Postponing All Events, Effective Immediately

To the Bardavon/UPAC/Hudson Valley Philharmonic community: The Bardavon has been closely monitoring the escalation of the Coronavirus outbreak. Our first priority is the safety of artists, patrons, staff, and the broader community. All health…

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Bardavon Announces The Met Opera Live In Hd 2019-2020 Season

Single Tickets ON SALE NOW! Preferred seating held for Bardavon Members $28 ADULTS $26 MEMBER $21 CHILDREN 12 & UNDER Puccini’s Turandot Saturday October 12 at 1pm - Bardavon BUY TICKETS NOW Massenet’s Manon - encore Sunday…

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Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition at Vassar College

This string competition gives the public a rare opportunity to hear and see some of the best young violinists, cellists, and violists in the world before their careers have even begun. The competition has always attracted some of the finest…

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Bardavon Announces The Met Opera Live In Hd 2018 - 2019 Season!

Single Tickets and Subscriptions On Sale Now! Preferred seating held for Bardavon Members until August 10 $28 Adults $26 Member $21 Children 12 & Under Verdi'S Aida Saturday October 6 at 1pm - Bardavon Buy Tickets Now Saint-Saens…

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Bardavon Opera House News: Eddie Izzard

The Believe Me Tour: Comedy, Painted Nails, Politics, My Life! In this intimate evening of comedy, Eddie recounts the dizzying rise he made from the streets of London to West End Theatres and Madison Square Garden! This funny and emotional show…

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Bardavon Opera House News: David Byrne

David Byrne will be performing with a 12-piece untethered band. “We’ll be doing some new songs… and many others that will, I assume, be familiar. I’m excited. This is the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows…

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The Bardavon Announces: The Hudson Valley Philharmonic 2017-18 Season

MADE IN AMERICA- Sat. Oct 14th- 8PM Tower: Made in America DeMars:Two World Concerto w/ R. Carlos Nakai - Native Flute Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.5, op.64, E minor ANTARCTICA- Sat Nov 18th- 8PM Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau) Debussy: La Mer Vaughn…

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UPAC Closed for Renovations Until November, 2017

The UPAC Box Office &Theater are closed for renovations until November. We're putting in new heating and air conditioning, and new bathrooms, too! To make a donation toward our renovations contact:…

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Met Opera: Live in HD 2016/17 Season on Sale

Click here to view the Met Opera: Live in HD 2016/17 Season on sale

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First Friday Poughkeepsie is Back on June 3

First Friday is bringing the celebration to City Hall in one week.   Everyone is invited to a FREE CONCERT on City Hall Plaza with Poughkeepsie's own R&B/Soul group, BaseCamp.   There will be a FREE PHOTO BOOTH & MORE fun attractions, to…

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Bardavon Announces Hudson Valley Philharmonic 2014/15 Symphony Season

Music Director / Conductor Randall Craig Fleischer   Highlights include a premiere of Dave Brubeck's final symphony, plus big screen projections of the photography of Ansel Adams and the life of Abraham Lincoln, The Rite of Spring, The Messiah, an…

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Shop at AmazonSmile and Earn Charitable Gifts for the Bardavon!

AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Bardavon every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping…

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Josh Groban and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic

With his sixth album, All That Echoes, Josh Groban has at once built on the touchstone artistry that has made him a global pop star for more than a decade and expanded his ambitious reach into richly rewarding new territory. The inspiring first…

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An Evening with Sheryl Crow

Free-spirited, fearless and fierce, Sheryl Crow has garnered nine Grammys, performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger, and released seven studio albums which sold more than 35 million records worldwide. From humble…

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Paula Poundstone

Emmy Award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone is currently a regular panelist on NPR's widely popular weekly news quiz show, "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me," where her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy is heard by 5 million homes…

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Bardavon/Barrett Art Center -- Call For Artwork: Skyfest

Poughkeepsie's night sky will be unusually lively this fall... and so will Barrett Art Center and the Adriance Memorial Library as they partner with the Bardavon for SkyFest. Be a part of SkyFest by creating unique works of art that explore…

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