Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education
Making Art and Community Happen
Our Mission and Values
Hubbard Hall gathers people from all walks of life to create, learn, and grow together, while developing, producing, and presenting world-class art and artists.
We are an arts incubator, a training ground for artists of all ages and backgrounds, a magnet for artistic activity, a safe haven for risk-taking, an economic driver for our region, and the beating heart of our community. We gather people from all walks of life to create, learn, and grow together, while developing, producing, and presenting world-class art and artists. We are dedicated to cultivating, sustaining, and promoting the cultural life of our rural community. We are also committed to restoring and preserving Hubbard Hall and all of the buildings on our campus as community cultural assets.
Our work is built upon these ten core values. We use these words to guide our decision-making and actions every day.
Productions and Presentations –
Theater, Music, Opera, Dance, and the Visual Arts
Since 1878 Hubbard Hall has developed, produced, and presented theater, music, dance, and the visual arts and in recent years has become a world-class development center for new work. Since 1977, Hubbard Hall’s current 501c3 has engaged thousands of artists, students, and audience members in acclaimed productions of theater, opera, music, and dance.
Our education programs are at the heart of our work, as we engage learners of all ages in hundreds of classes and workshops annually, both on campus and off.
Classes on Campus
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, visual arts, puppetry, creative writing, martial arts, yoga, and even gardening, Hubbard Hall gives students of all ages an opportunity to learn, collaborate, and grow.
In addition to offering student matinees and scholarships for students to attend some of our fee-based classes, we provide free programs in the classroom, including playwriting and performance-based programming. 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. We have a rare partnership with our local school district, Cambridge Central School, and lead their Drama Club here at the Hall, giving these young students a chance to work and train with seasoned artists in a world-class facility. We also partner with Bennington and Skidmore Colleges to provide professional theater training to their undergraduate students. We provide professional fellowships for current students and recent graduates as well.
Hubbard Hall operates four buildings across our campus, including the 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. We also own and operate the Cambridge Community Garden, a collaborative garden managed entirely by volunteers and engaging hundreds of students each year with opportunities to grow and harvest their own vegetables. Recognized as an arts institution in the state of New York, Hubbard Hall is a national model for community-based arts organizations.
We have a staff of six, with three part-time and three full-time, a hardworking board of directors, a large company of artists and teaching artists, hundreds of students, and an army of volunteers who make everything possible at the Hall. Please consider joining our team.
Our annual budget relies on 50% earned and 50% contributed income – a great but challenging balance. We rely on many individual donations, grants, and volunteers to do what we do. Please consider supporting us with a gift of any size. You can give at hubbardhall.org, in person, or over the phone at 518-677-2495.