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Bardavon Opera House

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Home of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic

This old opera house is very well worth a visit to get a sense of a part of the history of the... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Poughkeepsie, New York
A Humorous Visit

It's always a treat to find an old venue restored to its previous glory. Some examples are the... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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New York State's longest continually-running theater.
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35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3214
+1 845-473-2072
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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

1  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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed July 23, 2017

I have been to events here. They have avariety of types of shows for people of all interests and ages.

Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

The Bardavon is a beautiful facility in downtown Poughkeepsie. Numerous stars have taken the stage throughout the history of the venue. They invite schools to participate in educational programs at a reduced rate. Students enjoyed a concert performed by the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and learned...More

Thank Diane A
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Phyllis L
March 10, 2015|
Response from Jim K | 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.