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Bardavon Opera House

35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-473-2072
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Poughkeepsie
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
Description: New York State's longest continually-running theater.
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I saw a couple of performances there - and both times I was in the balcony and could see and hear perfectly. It's a wonderful old theater with ceiling paintings and wall sconces. Lots of atmosphere and great acoustics.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

the Bardavon renewal is great and the size is really good. You can get connected to the stage since you are never far away. Theathers in NYC and Sarasota FL can have you sitting in nose-bleed seats.

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NYC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Saw comedian John Pinette and had a great time. Try not to get too far toward the back however. The theater is beautiful, the sound was great, but it was a bit far to see him on the stage from row 2 in the upper mezz.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

From the old days in the 50's as a young child seeing Movies to the refurbished 900+ seat theater today hosting some of the best concerts in the world and operas. At 64 yrs young I truly appreciate Chris Silva, dutchess cty and all of us who have contributed to the oldest theater in NY State. I am proud to... More

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New Paltz, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The Bardavon is a charming, old, restored theater with decent elbow room; it's not cramped like other old theaters (i.e., Tarrytown Music Hall), and I enjoy seeing shows (stand-up comedy, music, classic movies, opera) as I do at the charming, old Palace Theater in Albany. Small enough to seat an intimate audience, but big enough for an adequate draw. Courteous... More

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Arlington, NY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The Bardavon has had several iterations of its life. It is a piece of Poughkeepsie nostalgia and a landmark. Many buildings near and around it have been torn down, etc. The way it is now, is a throwback to an era when life was slower, people talked to each other, and the theatre was their only entertainment. Some of the... More

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Kingston, New York
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The Bardavon is a movie house I went to as a kid to see the 007 James Bond and other movies from that time. It has evolved into a beautiful concert hall as well.

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New Paltz, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a 900 seat performing arts center. Beautiful, comfortable and good acostics. It is a fully restored classic. Try to catch a show.

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

What a beautiful location. They have done a wonderful job restoring the Bardavon. We have gone to see movies, plays, ballets, Irish step dancing and speakers. I am so glad that it is in Poughkeepsie.

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Kingston,NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie NY is a wonderful restored theater in which I have gone to music events,have seen films and comedy. I attended many of the performences in the past 20 years. I have seen Smokey Robinson, Neil Sedaka, Julio Inglesias, Kris Kristofferson, Bela Fleck, and I have also attended many concerts by the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.... More

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