Our Mission

Our mission

To inspire and promote the arts and to play a pivotal role in the cultural and economic advancement of the region.

Hudson Hall fulfills its promise to the community by:

  • Restoring and preserving its historic building while adapting it to modern needs
  • Offering a year-round schedule of cultural and educational programs to serve the community
  • Serving as an important partner in the continued revitalization of downtown Hudson

Hudson Hall offers a year-round schedule of arts and cultural programming in the 1855 former Hudson City Hall which contains New York State’s oldest surviving theater.

Since opening the first restored room in December of 1997, five rooms on the first floor and our magnificent upstairs performance hall have been rehabilitated, and we have presented thousands of cultural and educational programs. Hudson Hall provides free or low-cost cultural offerings every week of the year.

Ongoing programs include concerts, readings, lectures, exhibitions, theater and dance presentations, after-school programs, workshops, classes, and large-scale community arts events, like Winter Walk, celebrating its 23rd anniversary in 2019.