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Bardavon Opera House

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Beautiful historic opera house that is now a venue for the arts.

The Bardavon is a wonderful community-supported center for music, film, dance, and drama... read more

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Poughkeepsie, New York
Beautiful old theater

We have been to several concerts at the Bardavon. It's close to home and easy to get to, plenty of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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New York State's longest continually-running theater.
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35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3214
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Reviewed yesterday

The Bardavon is a wonderful community-supported center for music, film, dance, and drama. Everything from classical orchestral music to innovative dance to stand-up comics to theatre organ finds a welcoming audience.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to several concerts at the Bardavon. It's close to home and easy to get to, plenty of parking.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank barbarak0622
Reviewed June 20, 2018

This old opera house is very well worth a visit to get a sense of a part of the history of the Hudson Valley. After all, this place has been around since the mid 1800's. Saved from destruction it has been lovingly restored. And it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed June 13, 2018

It's always a treat to find an old venue restored to its previous glory. Some examples are the many old Union Railway Stations (Pittsburgh, St. Louis) and theaters and opera houses (Louisville's Savoy, Knoxville's Opera, Ambler, PA's Movie). While not quite as glamorous as some...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 40n75w
Reviewed November 14, 2017

We were here the other night for a benefit concert and had a wonderful experience! We loved learning about the history of the building and the performers who have graced its stage (i.e. Buffalo Bill). We loved the intimacy of the space and the sound...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Kate L
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I go here quite frequently. Its a wonderful place to hear live music. Not too big every seat is a good one compared to huge halls in NYC. I usually go for rock, blues or Jazz shows. However they also have shows for children, opera,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Gigigogo1
Reviewed October 10, 2017

I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful concert last week at the Bardavon. It has been several years since my last visit there and I was extremely pleased to see how well it is enduring. Seating was comfortable. Bathrooms clean. Nice service bar. Wonderful...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed October 7, 2017

The Bardavon Opera House is the centerpiece of downtown Poughkeepsie. the venue books the Hudson Valley Symphony and other acts and performers during the year. This review is not about the house or its performers. Its a caution for new visitors that the last 5...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank coronak7d
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Craftsmanship that shows pride in the work, something missing in work today. Movies and concerts are varied, the theater is as much the point of going there as the show. It never gets"old" going there.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Karen G
Reviewed August 17, 2017

When I was growing up in the area, this was a movie theater. It has been restored to its beautiful grandeur. It hosts a wide variety of shows - music, theater, movies. Regardless of the reason you are visiting this theater, the beauty of the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Kathleen M
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Phyllis L
March 10, 2015|
Response from cdob63 | Reviewed this property |
Looks like they've only posted events through June on their website. Not sure when or how often they update. You might try an e-mail or a phone call. Sorry.