Watch for information to come on our Summer Theatre Festival 2023; photo by Leslie Dawson
The Gathering Place for Great Performances at the Gateway to Woodstock, New York; Uniting Country Living with Fulfilled Expectations of Great Quality Performances; Rooted in the Founding of Woodstock: The Town, The Festival and The Destination
The Non-Profit Iconic Site of American Theatre & Music History Established 1938 as One of the First Rural Extensions of Broadway
by Robert Elwyn, A 5th Generation Member of One of Woodstock's Oldest Families
Upcoming Performances & Current Projects
New York Conservatory for the Arts (NYCA) Production of
MTI's Broadway Junior Revue
Saturday, May 6 at 7pm and Sunday, May 7 at 2pm
Come join us and support our community's talented students of the New York Conservatory for the Arts of Hurley (the official performing arts school of the Woodstock Playhouse) as they take you on a musical song and dance journey through some of your favorite Broadway musicals...
Bardavon Presents at Woodstock Playhouse
African Super Star
VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ
Wednesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré. While remaining true to the roots of his father’s music he uses elements of rock, Latin music, and other African influences. His live performances are highly energized and Vieux is known for dazzling crowds with his speed and dexterity...
The Woodstock Symphony Orchestra presents
WOODSTOCK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in Concert
Conductor Search Season: 'MASTERPIECES'
Saturday, May 13th at 7:30 p.m.
The Woodstock Symphony Orchestra will present their fourth exciting concert of their 2022/2023 'Conductor Search' Concert Series entitled 'Masterpieces'' led by conductor Mina Kim. The program will include a Elgar's Enigma Variations and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5...
The THE BAND Band presents
Saturday, September 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
In August 1970, THE BAND released their third album, Stage Fright, recorded right here on the site of the original Woodstock Playhouse.
The THE BAND Band is thrilled to bring “Stage Fright - The Concert” back to The Woodstock Playhouse on Saturday, September 2nd, presenting authentic, true-to-form interpretations of the 10 album tracks, as well as other classic songs from The Band's extraordinary repertoire. They will be accompanied by the TTBB Horns and Larry Packer on fiddler...
We are beyond thrilled to send out a big "thank you!" to our 2022 Theatre Festival Sponsors; the Community Leaders who are helping to sustain and care for the Iconic Woodstock Playhouse and our community. Please frequent their businesses to show your appreciation for their leadership. Click on their ads to follow the link to their website.
The Woodstock Playhouse is a member site of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area which protects, promotes, and interprets the nationally significant resources of the Hudson River Valley for the benefit of our Nation.
The Gallery at the Woodstock Playhouse
Two Approaches to Nature at the Woodstock Playhouse Gallery Show
In this show, Tor Gudmundsen and Gertrude Abramson have different interpretations of the same subject matter; the land scape of upstate New York. Sharing a love of nature, they have different approaches to their experiences.
Traveling together, they would explore the countryside stopping at views that caught their eye; and this show is the result of their wanderings.
Although Tor Gudmundsen mainly works in acrylic on board, his approach to working is similar to that of the traditional 19th century Hudson River School of Artists. The sketches and drawings that he does on location are taken back to his studio to develop into paintings which he hopes will be an authentic interpretation of that which inspires him.
Tor has always enjoyed creating art. While attending Dutchess County Community College, he decided that teaching art would be the most practical way of supporting himself as an artist. After graduating from SUNY New Paltz with a teaching degree, Tor secured a position as an art
teacher in Saugerties, NY; a stone’s throw away from the many Hudson River School’s motifs. During those years he had many shows gleaning awards for his work both locally and regionally.
Gertrude Abramson uses her senses to capture the feelings of the movement of water and the stillness of rock. To this end, she uses pastel and mixed media to capture the environment she loves.
She brings a wealth of lived experience to her art. Gertrude’s history includes having been a professional ballerina in various companies to include Harkness Ballet Company, NYC, Les Grande Ballet Canadian, and Bot D’Or in Israel.
A life-long artist, Gertrude had studied at the Art Students League (NYC) with a variety of teachers receiving awards and scholarships for her talent. She had been in many shows in NYC before moving to Mt. Tremper, NY to become a monastic for 11 years at the Zen Mountain
Monastery and later a Zen priest and certified chaplain and certified chaplain/supervisor. Her spirituality is at the heart of what she does as an artist.
Elliott Landy's Woodstock Vision: The Spirit of a Generation
Elliott Landy, born in 1942, began photographing the anti-Vietnam war movement and the underground music culture in New York City in 1967.
He photographed many of the underground rock and roll superstars, both backstage and onstage, from 1967 to 69.
His images of Bob Dylan and The Band, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Joan Baez, Van Morrison, Richie Havens, and many others documented the music scene during that classic rock and roll period which culminated with the 1969 Woodstock Festival, of which he was the official photographer.
After that, Elliott moved on to other inspirations and art forms, photographing his own children and travels, creating impressionist flower photographs and doing motion and kaleidoscopic photography in both still and film formats.
His photographs have been published worldwide for many years in all print mediums including covers of Rolling Stone, Life, the Saturday Evening Post, etc. and album covers, calendars, photographic book collections, etc.
He has published Woodstock Vision, The Spirit of A Generation, in book and CD-ROM format, and authored the book Woodstock 69, The First Festival.
He is currently publishing a series of limited edition lithographs of his classic rock photographs. To additionally view and purchase Elliott Landy's photographs and merchandise, click here to visit his website.
Join us for a visual tour of the Playhouse here & now...
COVID-19 Related Safety Protocol UPDATED 09/18/2022
There are no strict COVID mandates in place at this time. You have the option to wear a mask or not when attending performances at the Woodstock Playhouse. If a protocol is requested by a presenter or performing artist, the request will be listed on the event page.