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

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Gorgeous

Find a featured event that tickles your fancy: opera, the symphony, rock, jazz, blues, folk; or even a classic old flick, and treat yourself to an ecstatic afternoon or evening in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Find a featured event that tickles your fancy: opera, the symphony, rock, jazz, blues, folk; or even a classic old flick, and treat yourself to an ecstatic afternoon or evening in this gorgeous renovated1869 theater. I feel like I've spent an evening with a dear old friend every time I go there.

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Hurley, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Built just after the US Civil War, this was the grand theatre in what is now a faded but not dying burg. As with many others (but alas not nearly enough others), the theatre was rescued from impending demolition by a diligent band of citizens who restored it wonderfully. It is attractive and comfortable, and the staff--mostly volunteers--are helpful and... More 

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Fishkill, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Bardavon Opera House is a great place to see a live performance or an old movie. Special attraction is a live performance of the original Bardavon Organ with its fantastic sounds.

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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The Bardovan was a wonderful venue for a memorial concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger. Hosted by their grandson, the evening mixed entertainment with remembrance. The sound was wonderful and the seats were comfortable. Only rub was that the concert started late, and the crowd was stuck in line outside in the hot sun for about 45 minutes.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Attended a comedy show with Paula Poundstone, which was hilarious by the way though this is not her review, and found a beautifully restored theater. I attended many movies there as a child prior to its restoration and it was sorely in need of fixing then but served its purpose as a movie theater in the 60's. We sat in... More 

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Fishkill, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Classy, classic, beautiful. Ballets, plays, operas, concerts. Some big names have appeared here, and well as lesser knows. A treat.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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