Campus & Facilities
Hubbard Hall and our Freight Yard campus are located at the intersection of East Main Street (Route 372) and Washington Street in the village of Cambridge, New York. Our mailing address is: 25 East Main Street, Cambridge, NY 12816.
Cambridge, NY is less than an 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 10,000 visitors year-round with dozens of weekly programs and workshops, critically-acclaimed theater and opera, a popular dance and movement arts program, artist residency program, a restaurant, artisan market, art gallery, and much much more. As part of our mission to make the arts fully accessible to all members of our community, each public space in the Hubbard Hall campus is wheelchair accessible. Learn more about our Mission, Vision, and Values.
The jewel of our campus, an 1878 rural opera house designed by the same renowned architect who created the Troy Music Hall. Hubbard Hall is located at 25 East Main Street.
The Valley Artisans Market including the Small Gallery and La Placita Cantina are located on the ground floor of Hubbard Hall, along with the Hubbard Hall administrative offices. Access to the Hubbard Hall offices is via the back entrance, from the parking lot. The Box Office is located at the front main stairs of the Hall and is open 30 minutes before show time. Seating is first come first serve. Wi-fi and a grand piano are available along with five restrooms and an elevator.
Freight Yard Campus
The Freight Yard buildings are located behind Hubbard Hall, across the grass from the Washington Street Parking Lot. Our Yellow Brick Road footpath connects the buildings of the Freight Yard. All the buildings in the Freight Yard campus were revitalized. Each historic structure was adapted for contemporary uses and are wheelchair accessible.. The conceptual design was done in November 2005, groundbreaking September 25, 2006 and today a beautiful campus for all to enjoy.
Beacon Feeds Studio — The low, yellow structure is our state-of-the-art education building, featuring a sprung floor in the dance studio, a visual arts studio, and additional classroom space ideal for meetings, rehearsals, and workshops. It has two restrooms. Wi-fi and a piano are available.
Freight Depot Theater — The green “black box” theater and gallery space, located at the end of the Yellow Brick Road, is ideal for intimate theater and music performances, film screenings, visual art exhibitions, larger meetings/gatherings and participatory dance events. It has a small kitchenette and two restrooms. Wi-fi and a piano are available.
Lovejoy Building — The red two-story structure located along the Yellow Brick Road between the Beacon Feeds Studio and the Freight Depot is being restored and renovated to provide artist housing which will strengthen Hubbard Hall’s ability to support artist residencies, develop new work, and bring world-class artists to Cambridge, NY for a variety of presentations and productions. With a grant from NYSCA, a generous donation from the Karen Strand Endowment and contributions from our community this project will start in September 2023 and be completed by July 2024. In the past the Lovejoy has housed the Cambridge Farmer’s Market and has been used for a green room, meeting and reception facility and art gallery. This repurposing to artist housing will make better use of the building all year round.
Blacksmith Shop — This long, two-story red building located at the north end of the Parking Lot close to Washington Street was completed in Summer 2010. Initially it was owed by The Cambridge Valley Community Development and Preservation Partnership, Inc. and rented out to local businesses. In November 2020 it was sold to MOS Architects.
Parking is available in the Village Parking Lot on Washington Street, behind the Hall.
We are the home to a Main Street filled with a world-class arts center, a thriving independent bookstore, restaurants, diner, barbershop, hair salon(s), microbrewery housed in our old railroad station, Quebecois bread oven, public library, local grocery, famers’ market, artists’ co-op and food co-op, to name just a few amenities. All within walking distance from the hall.
The Cambridge Freight Yard Revitalization Project was a public-private community initiative to purchase approximately two acres in the heart of the Village of Cambridge and to revitalize six historic structures on or adjacent to the property. The project also included providing important infrastructure including a wastewater treatment system, municipal parking lot, and park to promote the vibrancy of the Village’s central commercial node. The initiative was facilitated by the Cambridge Valley Community Development and Preservation Partnership Inc. (CP) using Hubbard Hall Projects, Inc. (HHP) as the anchor organization to provide leverage for the project. The Village of Cambridge was a vital partner throughout the project and remains so today.
The CP catalyzed partnerships and planning among private and public parties; leveraged significant funds for the whole project; and directly funded construction of site infrastructure improvements, reconstruction of the Blacksmith Shop for commercial use, and rehabilitation of the Lovejoy Building to particularly promote the local agrarian economy. HHP is the owner of the three freight buildings known as the Beacon Feeds, Freight Depot and the Lovejoy and was involved in revitalizing the first two mentioned freight buildings. The CP secured major funding for the project from the NYS Department of Transportation which funded a significant portion of the freight building revitalization as well as funding for walkways and the parking lot. Additional funding from the NYS Office of Community Renewal which through its New York Main Street Program provided funds for the rehabilitation of the Beacon Feeds. HHP received a grant from the NYS Council on the Arts for the rehabilitation of the Freight Depot. Loans from the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region provided further funding along with generous individual donations and many hours of volunteer time.