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Bardavon Opera House

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Address: 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone Number: 845-473-2072
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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New York State's longest continually-running theater.

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Metropolitan Opera Live

Great performances of Il Trovatore and Othello. Great acoustic, confortable seating, in your own community. You don't have to go to New York city....the opera performance is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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New Paltz, New York
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New Paltz, New York
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Great performances of Il Trovatore and Othello. Great acoustic, confortable seating, in your own community. You don't have to go to New York city....the opera performance is conveniently delivered for you in the City of Poughkeepsie.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This grand old opera house presents a wide variety of performances and performers throughout the year. Even classic movies on Friday nights. It is the home of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, a very professional organization and hosts live video cast performances of the New York Metropolitan Opera Company of their Live at the Met in HD series. Built in... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This venue dates back into the middle of the 19th century. It was almost demolished! Now it houses our philharmonic orchestra and many, many special events. The restored pipe organ is a treat to listen to. During the year it's played several times as a prelude to the showing of a feature film.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is a little gem in the Hudson river valley, that manages to bring in first rate acts. The acoustics are excellent, and the size gives a feeling of intimacy. I have had seat in orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony, and never felt that I had a bad seat. Accessible parking from public lots behind the theater. Note that this is... More 

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

You can not miss the Bardavon when you drive down Market Street. I have seen many shows here with my children. Lots of school groups come for shows during the day. The Bardavon has something for everyone. The place is very very clean and staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Lagrange, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

An historic venue! Great place to catch a live performance or movie. Parking is down the street. Neighborhood not the best but during events there are usually a lot of extra police around. A must visit if you are in the area and a performance is going on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Best place in the area to see any type of show; there isn't a bad seat in the theatre. We have attended more musical performances than I can possibly recall and also love that the Bardavon also hosts movies which we attend~ love listening to the pipe organ being played!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

The Bardavon is a local treasure. Shows each season always include plays and puppet shows for kids, and the schools are great about doing field trips here. My youngsters love them, and rave about what they saw when they get home. Shows for adults are terrific, too, and the venue is lovely.

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Highland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Was there for the 150th Anniversary of the Lincoln Funeral Train going thru Poughkeepsie, The Marist College Orchestra and choral groups made it an outstanding event . Using the music of that time period made it feel like you were there in the historic building. Would recommend your seeing them at the Bardavon.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A very old opera house and theater. Really pretty inside. They put on some really great shows, too! Decent location.

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