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ABOUT SHADOWLAND STAGES

PROFESSIONAL THEATRE. MADE IN THE HUDSON VALLEY.

SHADOWLAND STAGES in Ellenville, New York is Ulster County’s ONLY non-profit professional Actors’ Equity theatre. For 35 years we’ve been producing exhilarating drama, gut-busting comedy, and timely new plays in our gorgeously restored Art Deco-era former vaudeville theatre. Right now, as you might imagine, things are a little bit up in the air about our next season.

But we’re still keeping busy…

PRODUCING

Our MainStage season delivers the power of live performance in an intimate setting. Come delight in the talents of some of New York’s most exciting actors, directors and designers – right in the heart of the Hudson Valley’s beautiful and charming Ellenville.

PRESENTING

We love sharing our beautiful buildings with individuals and organizations. Inquire about our hosting your rehearsal, party, performance, meeting or conference in our MainStage or Studio; or housing your retreat guests in our actors’ house.

CLASSES

The Academy at SHADOWLAND STAGES offers an array of arts education options for youth and adults. This semester features small / socially distanced acting classes, but we’ll be adding private lessons across artistic genres in the future.

COMMUNITY

 SHADOWLAND STAGES enjoys partnerships and alliances with many local organizations and is proud to serve as an “economic engine” in our area. We’re also able to amplify the voice of local artists in the broader theatrical community.

RENT OUR SPACES

The MainStage at SHADOWLAND STAGES
– 179 seat Art Deco-era proscenium
– Great for performances, presentations, conferences, films and events.

The Studio at SHADOWLAND STAGES
– Intimate black box theatre is perfect for performances, classes, parties, film holding, meetings, conferences, and broadcasts.

Our Actors’ House

– features seven bedrooms and three baths, within walking distance of our venues. Available when renting one of our primary spaces.

Our Scene Shop

– can be hired to build for theatre, television, film or corporate events. We also rent costumes and props, by appointment.

OUR 2021 SEASON

Although we had to cancel our 2020 season due to the pandemic, we’ve been very busy this year working hard to ensure our organization is in the best position we can be when we are able to re-open our MainStage. We’re staying attuned to the latest data about how, when, and where we all might safely gather again for live performance. One thing we know is that our season will include our usual high quality productions – a big part of why we’ve been called “one of the region’s treasures” (Times Herald-Record) and “one of the Valley’s hottest theatre venues” (Hudson Valley Magazine). Join our email list at the bottom of this page to get notified when we announce our 2021 Season!

BE OUR SUPER HERO

You, our donors, are our SUPER HEROES! You REMOVE BARRIERS to participation, by funding scholarships for students at The Academy. Your donations help us LEAP OVER TALL BUILDING maintenance issues. You’re READING OUR MINDS if you think donations made in this challenging year will fund Extra Strategic Priorities. It doesn’t take TIME BENDING powers to know that right now, every single donation counts. We’re putting out the BAT SIGNAL, and hoping some of you who FLY by our website can find room in your SUPER SIZED heart to make a contribution today, so we can once again MARVEL at the generosity of our community.

THE DATA IS IN. . .

HEALTH

The thrill of a live theatre performance causes audience members to synchronize their heart beats! 

Dr. Joseph Devlin, Head of Experimental Psychology at University College London, said: “Experiencing the live theatre performance was extraordinary enough to overcome group differences and produce a common physiological experience in the audience members.”

HAPPINESS

“The arts provide shared experiences in public spaces—a community connection that heals the loneliness caused by isolation and social distancing.

72% of Americans believe “the arts unify our communities regardless of age, race, and ethnicity.” 81% of the population says the arts are a “positive experience in a troubled world.””

& OUR HOMETOWN

“The arts are kindling for the economy. Every visit to an arts event generates $31.47 per person beyond the ticket cost in spending on meals, retail, parking, and lodging.

This provides vital income to local merchants, energizes the downtown, and puts people to work.”

 

NEW TO THE ARCHIVES

1986 Gallery

1986 Gallery

The 1986 Season included plays by Edward Albee, Beth Henley, and Neil Simon and at the end of the season the beautiful MainStage building was donated to our organization.

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2007 Season Gallery

2007 Season Gallery

The 2007 Season included plays by Richard Dresser, Jennifer Camp, Paula Vogel, and Martin McDonagh and the musical I DO! I DO!

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2008 Season Gallery

2008 Season Gallery

The 2007 Season included plays by Yazmina Reza, Peter Shaffe, and David Wiltse as well as GLORIOUS! THE TRUE STORY OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, THE WORST SINGER IN THE WORLD

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The MainStage at SHADOWLAND STAGES

The Studio at SHADOWLAND STAGES

Admin Office

ADMIN OFFICE

98 Center Street
Ellenville, NY
11248

OFFICE HOURS

Tue-Fri: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sat: Please Call First
Sun-Mon: Closed

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845 210 4848

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000 555 66 77

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