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Vermont Arts, Music and Theater
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There is so much to do and see. Be on the lookout for small but tremendous artist galleries tucked away in the most charming locations. If you come across one that we don’t have listed (and we are sure there are many) please let us know so we can update the list.

PERFORMING ARTS

Manchester Music Festival

Manchester Village, VT

The Manchester Music Festival offers a year-round roster of classical music performances, music education and music outreach. These include summer concerts at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, the Manchester Chamber Orchestra’s fall tour, and holiday concerts around the Northshire.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

Manchester, VT

Southern Vermont Arts CenterIn the summer, the 400 seat Arkell Pavilion is regularly filled with audiences entertained by a variety of performing arts encompassing everything from dance and classical music to theater.

Established in 1922, the Southern Vermont Arts Center provides cultural, educational, and creative opportunities for all ages, located within a four-hour drive of Boston, Montreal, and New York City.

Situated amid over one-hundred acres of pristine forest in the heart of the Green Mountains, SVAC offers a first-class experience in a traditional New England setting. With a rotating calendar of member and guest exhibitions, the largest sculpture park in Vermont, and a busy schedule of dynamic classes for all ages, the Southern Vermont Arts Center has something for everyone.

Dorset Theatre Festival

104 Cheney Road
East Dorset, VT

Dorset Theatre FestivalThe Festival's summer home is an intimate theatre built from 2 pre-revolutionary barns. Opening its doors to local thespians in 1929, the Dorset Theatre became host to the professional Equity Summer Festival in 1976. Today the Dorset Theatre Festival is a rich cultural resource and integral part of the community. Whether we're staging dramatic classics, producing great plays from the contemporary canon, or providing a platform for fresh new theatrical voices, the Festival is always pursuing its single mission: to create an environment in which our audiences can experience thought-provoking, inspiring and entertaining live theatre.

Weston Playhouse

703 Main Street Weston
Weston, VT

As Vermont-s longest-running professional theatre, the Company celebrates the classics and nurtures the new with a multi-stage summer season of rollicking musicals, family-friendly productions, classic plays, and ground-breaking new works.

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company builds on and enhances the unique assets of its Vermont village campus to produce a diverse, entertaining, and challenging season of live professional theatre and high impact events; enrich the theatergoing experience with education and outreach programs for all ages; and make significant contributions to the American theatre through training programs, play development, and retreats.

Old Castle Theatre Company

331 Main Street
Bennington, VT
802.447.0564

Oldcastle is a true company of actors, writers, directors and designers working together over time to create a theatrical style as well as developing close long term relationship with its audience. Entering its 44th season, Oldcastle has produced almost 300 shows and is now creating a new chapter of exciting growth, as Oldcastle renovates its new home in downtown Bennington.

GALLERIES AND ARTISANS

The Bennington Center
for the Arts

Bennington, VT
802.442.7158

The Bennington Center for the Arts is a non-profit full-spectrum art center built by local philanthropist Bruce Laumeister and wife Elizabeth Small. The doors opened in 1994 onto two gallery spaces and a 315 seat theater. Much of the artwork that the couple has collected over the years from galleries around the country hangs in the galleries and stairwells when temporary exhibits are not on display.

Since its opening The Bennington Center for the Arts has been very fortunate in bringing to the Galleries some of the finest exhibitions in the country.

Three Pears Gallery

41 Church St
Dorset, VT
802-770-8820

A warm welcome awaits you at their beautiful gallery on the historic Dorset Green. There are two floors of curated fine art, as well as original artisanal pieces, from accents to focal points for the contemporary and country home. Handcrafted gifts, glass, children's boutique, pottery, jewelry—all by Vermont and the regions renowned artists. 10:30 am - 6 pm (closed Tuesdays).

Jud Hartmann Gallery

Grafton, VT
802.843.2018

Bronze Casted Sculptures of the Woodland Tribes of the Northeast.

John Zaccheo Fine Art Gallery

4716 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT
802.366.1066

Original Oil Paintings and Limited Edition Giclees

Epoch Vermont Artisans Gallery

Manchester Center, VT
802.768.9711

A Cooperative Art & Craft Gallery, featuring some of Vermont's finest Artisans working in a variety of disciplines. Each day, the gallery is staffed by one of the Artisan members, offering their unique view of the creative process.

Tilting at Windmills

Manchester Center, VT
802.362.3022

One of New England's largest fine art galleries, Tilting at Windmills features a broad selection of work by important regional, national, and international artists. While quality and visual appeal are paramount in choosing the artwork we offer, we also select with an eye towards investment and potential appreciation in value for our collectors.

Long Ago and Far Away

Manchester Center, VT
802.362.3022

Featuring Canadian Inuit Art, Native Alaskan Art, Native American Art, and Vermont Arts and Crafts, the gallery that has been located in the same converted classic New England house since 1986. Conceived by Grant and Betsy Turner as a window into the deepest roots of culture on the continent, Long Ago & Far Away continues to offer top-quality products from the most interesting artists and craftspeople working today. The selection of indigenous art comes from the entire North American Continent, including Canadian Inuit Stone Sculpture, Alaskan Sculpture, and Iroquois Sculpture.

THEATRE AND MOVIES

Village Picture Shows

Manchester Village, VT

Manchester’s premier movie theater experience. Village Picture Shows offers all new state-of-the-art projectors and Dolby Digital sound in a beautiful turn-of-the-century style venue. Call the movie-line 362-4771 for shows and times or visit the website.

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