Catskills Performing Arts

The Great Northern Catskills are home to a rich performing arts history, one that spans centuries of artistic expression, from the Hudson River School to exotic architectural influences of far-away Ukraine, and continues to inspire new generations of visitors and patrons of the arts.

Explore the many levels of music at annual festivals and live performances, feel yourself transported to a foreign land during a theatrical play, or immerse yourself in a cultural experience and learn the skills of traditional Irish step dancing.

The Catskills' Performing Arts Centers – An Unrivaled Legacy:

The story of the Catskills is the story of America: the promise of a new life, the struggle to survive and the enduring hope for a brighter future. These stories, and many others, are told at performing arts centers across Greene County. From the performance that entices with the visual spice of a market in Tangier, to the music of the Emerald Isle, explore the stories that resonate, the tales that inspire, and the music that moves and shapes each new generation.

At the Orpheum Performing Arts Center in Tannersville, experience the performing arts in a new, state-of-the-art theater hosting musical events and dance festivals. The Orpheum is part of the Catskill Mountain Foundation, which includes the Doctorow Center for Performing Arts, and the Catskill Jazz Factory.

Where to go for Irish Music, Dancing and Culture:

The Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre in East Durham aims to preserve and promote the artistic heritage of Ireland by fostering development and expression in the fine arts. Dedicated to educating younger generations about the history and heritage of Irish music, literature, theater, dance and folk arts, the center's programs include a series of Irish Cultural Workshops for kids. The center also hosts major arts festivals annually, including Catskills Irish Arts Week, the East Durham Feis and the East Durham Irish Festival.

Where to find Eastern European Arts, Culture, and More:

As the oldest classical music summer concert series in the Catskills, the Grazhda Museum and Art Center of Greene County in Jewett offers extraordinary contemporary performances in one of the most architecturally unique buildings in the Catskills, Grazhda Hall.

Constructed as part of the Ukrainian cultural complex, which includes St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, the Grazhda has hosted world-class musicians and performers of international acclaim. Enjoy the center's intimate concert series on Saturday evenings in the summer and fall.

Awaken to Adventure in the land of theater, music, dance and mystery!

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Prattsville Art Center & Residency
Prattsville Art Center is an interactive community art project bringing together artists and residents. Together they work on rebuilding Prattsville, which was nearly demolished by Hurricane Irene in August 2011.  The Art Center will feature music, lectures, films, workshops...
Prattsville, NY
Windham Civic Centre Concert Hall
The Windham Civic Centre Concert Hall is the former 1826 Centre Presbyterian Church which was donated to the town in the late 1970s. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and since its restoration in 1996 has been the site for many performances of music and...
Windham, NY
Grazhda Music and Art Center of Greene County
Within an hour's drive of Albany, the Grazhda Music and Art Center of Greene County offers Ukrainian culture through music and the arts entertainment. Open from July 1 – September 4, the Grazhda is the first, and oldest, classical music summer concert series in the Catskills....
Jewett, NY
Altamura Center for Arts and Culture
A philanthropic organization providing world class cultural programs. Music festival of Greene County, Opera, Broadway , Jazz and Classical. Home of the Altamura E. Caruso International Voice Competition, USA.
Round Top, NY
Catskill Mountain Foundation Film and Performing Arts Center
Catskill Mountain Foundation Arts, Education & Sustainable Living at the Catskill Mountain Foundation The Catskill Mountain Foundation is a multi-disciplinary arts and culture center offering educational opportunities all ages. The Foundation supports artists in the...
Hunter, NY
Orpheum Theater & Performing Arts Center
The state-of-the-art Orpheum is one of the few professional performing arts centers in the Catskill Region, hosting music events and dance festivals. Part of the Catskill Mountain Foundation, it was designed by Hugh Hardy, who also designed the Glimmerglass Opera House, the BAM...
Tannersville, New York
Doctorow Center for the Arts
A beautiful new multi-arts complex that is home to the Mountain Cinema, a three screen cinema showing mainstream, family, independent and foreign films; the CMF Piano Museum featuring the Steven E. Greenstein Piano Collection, one of the world's only institutions dedicated to...
Hunter, NY
Bridge Street Theatre
"Bridge Street Theatre is an innovative performing arts complex housed in an old warehouse building just outside downtown Catskill. In operation since April of 2014, it boasts three separate spaces for performance, visual arts, and events: an 84-seat Mainstage, a smaller "...
Catskill, NY
Columbia-Greene Community College
Galleries, international and local student artists. Concerts, lecture series and a wide array of cultural events.
Hudson, NY
Athens Cultural Center

Offering a full schedule of arts and cultural programming, community events, classes, exhibitions, and more.

Athens, NY
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