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“Fabulous renovation ”

Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House
Ranked #9 of 17 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 13 November 2017 via mobile

We attended a late afternoon performance of the opera "The Mother of us All" in this beautiful building. Large black and white photos grace the walls of the downstairs lobby and hall. Refinished floors sparkle and the staircase is typical of large buildings of the era. Upstairs, the performance space is large and natural light streams through large floor-to-ceiling windows, a very pleasant ambience!

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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

This warms our heart as Susan B. Anthony spoke thrice in New York State's oldest surviving theater. Thank you for joining us for a performance of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson's opera about the life of Susan B. Anthony,"The Mother of Us All." We look forward to seeing you at another Hudson Hall event in the near future.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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