Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education (Hubbard Hall Projects, Inc.) is a non-profit rural community multi-arts center dedicated to bringing the best of theater, music, dance and the visual arts to our region. We are located in Cambridge, NY which is less than a hour’s drive through beautiful rolling farmland from: Albany, NY, Saratoga Springs, NY, Williamstown, MA, and Manchester, VT. Founded as a not-for-profit corporation in 1978, Hubbard Hall is located in an historic 1878 opera house and renovated 19th century rail yard campus. We are a buzzing hub of cultural activity in our area, welcoming more than 36,000 visitors year-round with dozens of weekly programs and workshops, critically-acclaimed resident theater and opera companies, a popular dance and movement arts program, a village store, art gallery, and much much more. Learn more about our Mission, Vision, and Values.
Since 1878 Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education has developed, produced, and presented theater, music, dance and the visual arts. From 19th century vaudeville and traveling troupes performing Shakespeare to today’s newest developing artists, the Hall has long been a home for theater, opera, dance and music and in recent years has developed into a world-class development center for new work. Since 1977, Hubbard Hall’s current 501c3 has engaged hundreds of artists and students and thousands upon thousands of audience members in acclaimed productions ranging from world premiere musicals to the great works of Chekhov, Shaw, Miller and Shakespeare, amongst many others. As a training ground for both young and seasoned artists, Hubbard Hall continues to develop a new generation of artists and audiences while providing opportunities for individuals to take new risks and grow beyond their comfort zone. Through classes in dance, theater, music, movement, puppetry, fencing and even gardening, Hubbard Hall gives students of all ages an opportunity to learn, collaborate and grow. By offering arts education programming in schools and throughout our region, we connect more deeply with our community and give students throughout the region the opportunity to learn and grow through the arts. At the same time, Hubbard Hall staff continually connects with their peers regionally and nationally to share best practices while engaging an active volunteer corps to support the organization’s continually growing operations. With an annual budget of just over $500,000, Hubbard Hall employs a professional staff of three full-time employees and four part-time employees, along with dozens of professional artists and teaching artists each season. With a dedicated volunteer corps of over 50 active volunteers, including 13 highly-qualified trustees, Hubbard Hall operates four buildings, including its original 1878 opera house and three recently renovated freight yard buildings containing dance, music and visual arts studios, offices, arts exhibit spaces and a black box theater. While serving approximately 8,000 individual contacts each year, Hubbard Hall maintains over 150 subscribers and 1,700 individual donors. We also partner with Bennington and Skidmore Colleges to provide professional theater training to their undergraduate students. Recognized as an arts institution in the state of New York, Hubbard Hall is a national model for community-based arts organizations.