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Bardavon Opera House

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Address: 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3214
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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Still here and fabulous after all these years.

The Bardavon is a rare gem in the City of Poughkeepsie,a place to experience culture,entertainment,and occasionally a movie on the Big screen as it was intended to be viewed.This... read more

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Bardavon is a rare gem in the City of Poughkeepsie,a place to experience culture,entertainment,and occasionally a movie on the Big screen as it was intended to be viewed.This venue has been restored and brought back from the dead and is a definite place to take in a live event.I can remember going to the movies as a kid when... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The Bardavon is a wonderful attraction in the City of Poughkeepsie for anyone to go to see a wonderful show, ballet, concert or any other attraction they might have there. We've taken our nieces and nephews there for many different occasions, the Nutcracker Ballet, the Zoo puppet show, but one of the things we enjoy ourselves as well as with... More 

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Poughquag
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Bardavon Is a hidden gem located smack in the middle of Poughkeepsie ! Great place for a concert or a play. However my favorite is movie night ! They play several Classic movies through out the year. It's a great experience. With a humongous screen that dwarves typical movie screens these days. There is an outstanding organ player who entertains... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The staff and volunteers at the Bardavon are very helpful. The children have enjoyed many of the shows at the Day Time Proformenances. We have seen lovely puppet show and music acts. The price is great! We always park across the street at the civic center.

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

I have been to many events here. Ranging from dances two plays to school functions. It's a great place to watch events and not have your view obstructed at all. Prices are usually pretty reasonable as well. Keep you eyes open for upcoming events. The architecture and decor inside is breathtaking.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I was born and raised in Poughkeepsie. Spent many a day at the Bardavon. Saw my first movie,ever, there: Treasure Island in 1950. It was a grand theater then; the best Poughkeepsie had to offer. Haven't been back in 40 years, but am delighted top learn it is so well preserved and flourishing. It holds many-a-memory of a happy youth... More 

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denver, colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I went to see the nut cracker with My Son for a school trip. I am big on cleanliness and the isles and seats were very clean. The chairs were also very comfortable. The workers were incredibly friendly. I remember coming here as a kid for a class trip. It's really good to know it's still here.

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New Paltz, New York
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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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