Vote for Hudson in USA TODAY'S 10Best Readers' Choice AwardsVote Now!
Home of New York State's oldest surviving theater. Bringing light and life to Warren Street since 1855
327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534, USATel: 518-822-1438https://hudsonhall.org
Hudson Hall is located in a historic and landmarked building housing New York State’s oldest surviving theater – a place where Frederic Church and Sanford Gifford showed paintings, Bret Harte read poems, “Blind Tom” Wiggins packed the house with his virtuosity on the piano, Henry Ward Beecher presented a rousing abolitionist lecture, Susan B. Anthony visited thrice, and Teddy Roosevelt regaled a crowd.
After being abandoned for decades, local citizens came together in 1992 to save the building and establish a cultural center founded on a social commitment to serve its diverse community. Step by step, they worked to rehabilitate the building, reopening the first ground floor rooms in 1998, replacing the roof and restoring the cornice, and stabilizing the building.
In 2017, and with tremendous support from the community, Hudson Hall completed a $9.5 million restoration of its magnificent performance hall to serve the City of Hudson and the region, support a thriving creative economy and act as a catalyst for visitors to yield a positive impact on restaurants, shops, businesses, and other destination points in the area.