Dear Community:

We’re in the midst of a very important year. The Hall is filled these days with children in our summer arts and theater programs. Our dance showcase in June was a huge success, as were our spring classes. We’re hosting summer Shakespeare again, as well as several Music from Salem chamber music concerts. Later this year we’ll produce more theater, music, and classes for our community, while also again offering free studio space and supporting community efforts like the new Mud U series of workshops in the winter. We’re hosting a major artist residency in August, supported by our first-ever artist commission grant from the NY State Council on the Arts.

At the same time, we are activating our plans to transform our little-used Lovejoy building into active artist housing, allowing actors, singers, directors, writers, and even visual artists to bring their artistry to Hubbard Hall and Cambridge. We have won a major grant from the NY State Council on the Arts in support of this project and will begin construction in October.

But we also face many challenges. Like so many arts organizations, Hubbard Hall has been greatly helped by federal and state funding throughout the pandemic, but that funding will soon run out. Box office and class incomes are down from pre-pandemic levels. Inflation has hit us hard on the expense side. Hiring is really challenging.

All of this work is rewarding but more challenging than ever. We want to serve our community. We want to continue to protect and improve our historic structures.

We need your support in order to do so.

Your support makes all of the difference. Please consider a gift today to help us meet these challenges!


David A. Snider                                                       Margaret Surowka
Executive & Artistic Director                               Chair, Board of Directors

P.S. It’s easy to give by simply clicking DONATE, or by dropping 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 reach out to David at 518.677.2495. 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 call David Snider at 518-677-2495 for more information. Thank You!


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