Experience Dutchess County's Thriving Arts Scene

It’s hard to describe Dutchess County without our artistic side shining through. Dance, drama, film and music - all have a home here. Whether at a large, nationally-renowned exhibition and performance space, or a more intimate venue, we never miss a chance to celebrate a creative endeavor.

Our stages host professional performances and summer residencies, Community Theater, and children's troupes. Performing art spaces run the gamut from the historic opera house atmosphere at the oldest theater in New York, to a bold architectural performance space designed by Frank Gehry.

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Dutchess County is a one-of-a-kind destination for live music. Concerts run the gamut from intimate winery settings to large arenas. Of course, sitting on the banks of the Hudson River listening to live performances is one of the most memorable experiences the area has to offer. Jazz in the Valley 2019 Jazz in the Valley brings acclaimed ...

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