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“the oldest theatre in NY”

Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House
Ranked #9 of 32 things to do in Hudson
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Owner description: Hudson Hall offers a year-round schedule of arts and cultural programming in the 1855 former Hudson City Hall which contains New York State’s oldest surviving theatre. Since opening the first restored room in December of 1997, five rooms on the first floor and our magnificent upstairs performance hall have been rehabilitated, and we have presented thousands of cultural and educational programs. Hudson Hall provides free or low-cost cultural offerings every week of the year. Ongoing programs include concerts, readings, lectures, exhibitions, theater and dance presentations, after-school programs, workshops, classes, and large-scale community arts events like Winter Walk, which celebrated its 21st year in 2017.
Reviewed 23 February 2016

This a space awaiting restoration but a very impressive space and interesting to see it in its current state and imagine what could be!

Thank peter k
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Olivia L, Development & Marketing Associate at Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Peter, thank you so much for visiting us just before construction! We hope you'll stop by 327 Warren Street to see the renovated performance hall.

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Reviewed 4 August 2015

Was nothing to see. Needs to be restored. Wasn't what I expected. They had a little history of the place but wasn't really interesting. It ws in and out in 15 minutes. Would not recommend it.

Thank Georgette33
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Olivia L, Development & Marketing Associate at Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to visit back in 2015. Things have changed quite a bit since we finished renovating New York State's oldest surviving theater. We hope you'll come back and see the restoration for yourself!

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Reviewed 22 April 2015

The Hudson Opera House has brought concerts and art exhibits to Hudson for years. Programming is very high quality, and the performance space is intimate. The building was once a bank, and after that an opera house, where Jenny Lind sang (I think). Foresighted people in Hudson saved the building and it is now a vibrant community center--with all sorts of arts programs. Very nice bathrooms too, open to the public.

Thank Dotinhudson
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Olivia L, Development & Marketing Associate at Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We're now back in business -- New York State's oldest surviving theater is fully restored. Come stop by and see it in its full glory.

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Reviewed 12 October 2014

Oldest such place in NYC. In process of renovation after years of abandonment, so be prepared for an old place. But worth the visit to see a performance space that must have been grand in its day.

Thank SteveDELIWEAR
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Reviewed 11 September 2014

Great history, two stages, undergoing a major renovation. Excellent art and very dedicated volunteers.

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Olivia L, Development & Marketing Associate at Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for the TripAdvisor enthusiasm. I'm delighted to share that New York State's oldest surviving theater is now fully restored! Building tours are offered at 1pm and 4pm, Tuesday through Sunday. We'd love to see you again and show you around.

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