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.
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…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »
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:…Read More »
First Friday is bringing the celebration to City Hall in one week. Â Everyone is invited to a FREE CONCERT on City Hall Plaza with Poughkeepsie's own R&B/Soul group, BaseCamp. Â There will be a FREE PHOTO BOOTH & MORE fun attractions, to…Read More »
Music Director / Conductor Randall Craig Fleischer Â 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…Read More »
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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…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »
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…Read More »