Dear Friend,

As 2024 begins, all of us on the Hubbard Hall Board are so grateful to you for continuing to support Hubbard Hall. Maybe you came to see live theater, a music performance, or participated in a class. Maybe you volunteered, or donated to a fundraiser. Thank you. We cannot do what we do without you. And our 2023 recap so far—thanks to supporters like you—is impressive. By the numbers:

  • 3 full professional theater productions, including two full productions of Shakespeare, were performed at Hubbard Hall: Tony Award-winning Fun House, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona;
  • 8 music performances, including Hot Club of Saratoga, Almost Like Being in Love – The Music of Lerner & Loewe, and Music From Salem, filled Hubbard Hall with new and classic music across genres;
  • 41 students of Hubbard Hall’s Youth and Teen Theater Program performed two theater productions, Oliver! and School House Rock Live!;
  • 54 students of Cambridge Central School’s CCS Drama Club performed three different theater productions, Into the Woods, S.P.A.R., and The Play That Goes Wrong, each spanning multiple sold-out performances;
  • 250 community members attended Cambridge’s inaugural Mud University, with several weeks of free workshops held in our spaces, on novel writing, public speaking, and technology literacy, to name just few;
  • 589 students of all ages took classes at Hubbard Hall, learning dance, drawing, fitness, and improv, to name just a few; and
  • 1,500 audience members attended performances throughout the year.

We have also stood by our commitment to actively support the artist community as well as grow Hubbard Hall’s connections in the arts. This year we supported Ian Askew—who has presented work with Lincoln Center, American Repertory Theater, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art—and a full company of artists to develop the experimental opera Sorry John Henry the song has no end during a week-long artist residency. We are also actively investing in our historic campus to grow our offerings in 2024 and beyond, including installing artist housing as part of a major capital project with a tentative target opening in April 2024.

We need your support to maintain these successes.

Like many arts non-profits today, Hubbard Hall currently operates at a deficit. This is where supporters like you quite literally make all the difference. We need your help. Our endowment, though instrumental for our offerings, does not cover our operating expenses. We rely on consistent donations to keep the staffing, building maintenance, electricity, heating, phones, and supplies behind the scenes at Hubbard Hall covered. Covering these operating expenses makes the numbers we are so proud of above possible.

Supporting the arts provides us so many benefits and rewards. Local arts help drive our economy by giving our close neighbors and visitors from far away the opportunity to explore our community and visit our local businesses. The arts make our lives joyous and support our wellbeing. Places like Hubbard Hall, where all ages, walks of life, and artistic tastes can gather to see theater, to see music, to see our children triumph, are precious. Neighbors catching up during an intermission. The parking lot at our Beacon Feed Studio filling up with parents’ cars and children running to the studio doors excited to learn the next piece of choreography. These moments strengthen our community.

We hope you share in the passion and love of the arts and our community as we do. We depend on your support to keep the magic happening.

Again, thank you for your support.



Margaret Surowka – Chair and the Entire Hubbard Hall Board

Judy Pate – Treasurer
Alyson Slack – Secretary
Don Boyd – Vice Chair
Nancy Clark-Krauss
Elyssa Macura
Andrew Pate
Mark Pritchard
Alexandra Scoville
Ann Villet

P.S. It’s easy to give by simply clicking DONATE, or by mailing a check to our address at:
Hubbard Hall, 25 East Main St. Cambridge, NY 12816.

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Sustaining Donor (with easy monthly payments, assuring you are helping every month without worry), planned gifts or gifts of stocks and securities, please email Thank you!


Hubbard Hall for All

Hubbard Hall strives to enrich the lives of individuals and communities, and offer valuable pathways to learning through the arts. In collaboration with individual donors and funders, Hubbard Hall for All guarantees that all of our main stage productions are available and accessible for all community members. Hubbard Hall for All provides free tickets to those who serve our community each day, including: Military personnel and their families, Veterans, EMS workers, the Farming Community, Fire and Rescue, Police and those who serve the Special Needs Community. Through the generous sponsorships of local individuals and businesses, we are able to offer these tickets at no charge to qualifying individuals and their families. Call 518-677-2495 for more information.

Hubbard Hall Giving Levels: What kind of gift will you give to our students, audiences and artists?

We encourage you to make a gift that is personally significant to you. Please know that each and every dollar you give will make a big difference in the lives of our students, audiences, and artists and help Hubbard Hall deliver on its missions to enrich the lives of individuals and communities, and offer valuable pathways to learning through the arts. You are certainly not limited to these levels, but hopefully they can give you some ideas on how your gift helps:

Access: $1-$99 (or about $8 per month) – Helps to provide a semester of our award-winning classes for one student in need.

Imagination: $100-$249 (or about $20 per month) – Provides greatly reduced price tickets to one of our productions for up to twenty-five public school students, giving them the rare chance to see professional theater or opera in their own backyard.

Creativity: $250-$499 (or about $40 per month) – Helps purchase supplies (paper, costumes, crayons, paint, glue, string, etc.) for an entire semester of our wonderful education programs for local students in need.

Insight: $500-$999 (or about $80 per month) – Helps to sponsor an artist in residence at Hubbard Hall, giving our local community a golden opportunity to connect with, learn from and train world class talent right here in Washington County, NY.

Inspiration: $1,000 and up (or about $100+ per month) – Helps to sponsor an entire performance of theater, opera, dance or music at Hubbard Hall, giving over a hundred community members an opportunity to see and enjoy world class talent right here in our community.

*Donors will be thanked in a general list of supporters (not by level) unless requesting to remain anonymous.

Sustaining Supporter

Hubbard Hall has now made it easier for you to support Making Art and Community Happen by becoming a Sustaining Supporter of Hubbard Hall. By making a sustaining contribution on a monthly basis by way of a credit card or bank withdrawal it provides Hubbard Hall with steady funding that we can count on to bring quality programs and performances to our local community all year round. And making an automatic gift is convenient for you and easier on your budget. Set up your recurring donation by credit card or ACH or call  518-677-2495 for more information.


Support the Magic at Hubbard Hall. Thank you!