Hudson Hall has a variety of spaces suitable for hosting your next event!
Technically, Hudson Hall is well suited to support a wide variety of shows and events:
CAPACITY AND ACCESSIBILITY
- In a traditional theater arrangement the Performance Hall can seat 350
- In a seated dinner arrangement the Performance Hall can can seat 100 – 250
- Meetings and events on the first floor range from 2 – 60
Hudson Hall is proud to be ADA accessible.
Hudson Hall’s rep plot for lighting can handle most any event, and its use is included in most rentals. We have general washes for the room and stage, as well as specials for speakers, and we can work with you to preset what you require for your event. If you require anything custom, or multiple looks throughout the event, we are happy to provide the technical crew and additional lighting instruments to achieve most any desired effect.
Acoustically, the historic hall is a live space, well-suited for non-amplified performances to achieve excellent audibility. For amplified sound, our state-of-the-art system is tuned to the room and ready to make your event sing. Any rental of the performance hall includes the system preset with a drop for a DJ and a wireless handheld mic for announcements. We carry a full line of additional and specialty mics and speakers that can be utilized for an additional fee.
In addition to our sound system, we have a 9’ concert grand piano on the stage and a 7’ grand piano available in the West Room on the first floor.
VIDEO & FILM
Hudson Hall has a variety of equipment to support your presentation or video needs, including an 8500 lumens HD projector which covers the full width of the proscenium opening in the Performance Hall. On stage, we have a motorized full stage cinema screen, as well as a full stage white cyclorama suitable for projection. We have also installed a four camera HD capture and live stream system in the Performance Hall.
Media/AV support is available with portable projectors and speakers in any of the first floor spaces.
Hudson Hall is NY State’s oldest surviving theater and Hudson’s original City Hall – lovingly restored and modernized in 2017.
The first floor spaces are utilized as fine art galleries, and host many events throughout the year. In some instances, it is possible to remove the exhibition for an event and/or allow the User to utilize these spaces to suit. Note that wall installation is only possible via the picture rail.
The performance hall has side pipes and center sections of truss for the hanging of lighting as well as décor. 14 foot historic windows ring the room, and can be blacked out or let the sun shine in.
The truss system utilizes a series of rigging points, all rated for aerial acrobatics and reconfiguration of the truss.
Other things to consider when planning an event at Hudson Hall:
Hudson Hall is situated in the heart of Hudson Valley, with access to some of the best chefs, caterers, and farm-to-table food in the region. While Hudson Hall does not have a kitchen, our workshop room doubles as your caterer’s workspace, and the rear parking lot has ample room for a caterers cook tent. The following caterers have successfully worked at Hudson Hall and would be happy to provide a quote:
In order to serve beer, wine, and/or liquor at Hudson Hall, a temporary liquor license from the State of New York (NYSLA) and the requisite insurance is required. In most cases, your caterer can provide this service (and we recommend confirming this before engaging your caterer). No alcoholic beverages may be served on the premises without the proper license and insurance in place.
Hudson Hall has a limited inventory of tables and chairs, most suited to conferences and live performance. If you are interested in renting our furniture, we are happy to provide a quote. The following rental companies can provide you with everything you may need, from tables & chairs to dinnerware and cook tents:
Some helpful information for planning a visit to Hudson
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
From NYC and Points South
Take the Taconic Parkway, Columbia County Exit at Rte. 82 Ancram/Hudson. Take Rte. 82 north/west to Rte. 9 (2nd traffic light). Follow Rte. 9 (Worth Avenue) North into the City of Hudson. At the first stop sign in Hudson, take a left on Warren Street. Hudson Hall is between 3rd and 4th Streets at 327 Warren.
Take the New York State Thruway, Exit 21 to Rte. 23. Cross the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Take left on Rte. 9G. Follow 3 miles into the City of Hudson. Take right on Warren Street. Hudson Hall is on the right, at 327 Warren Street.
From Albany and Points North
Follow Rte. 9 South through Kinderhook to Hudson, about 25 miles. Follow Rte. 9 (Green Street) into the City of Hudson. Take a right onto Warren Street. Hudson Hall is located on Warren Street, on the left, between 3rd and 4th Streets, at 327 Warren Street.
Take the New York State Thruway, Exit 21, to Rte. 23. Cross the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Take left on Rte. 9G. Follow 3 miles into the City of Hudson. Take a right onto Warren Street (main thoroughfare). Hudson Hall is on the right, 327 Warren Street.
From Massachusetts and Points East
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) onto the Berkshire Spur of the New York State Thruway (also Interstate 90). Continue west to the exit for the Taconic State Parkway.Take the Taconic State Parkway south to Columbia County Exit at Rte. 82 Ancram/Hudson. Take left from exit (Rte. 82) to 2nd traffic light to Rte. 9. Follow Rte. 9 North (Worth Avenue) into the City of Hudson. At the first stop sign in Hudson, take a left on Warren Street. Hudson Hall is between 3rd and 4th Streets at 327 Warren.
Take the Taconic State Parkway south to the Columbia County exit for Route 217, Philmont. Drive through Philmont on Route 217 to Claverack and Route 23. On the western side of Claverack follow signs for Route 23B into the City of Hudson. At the first light in Hudson, take a left on Warren Street. Hudson Hall is on the left, between 3rd and 4th Streets at 327 Warren.
Amtrak Hudson Station is only 4 blocks from Hudson Hall with taxi service. Available taxi services include Columbia Transport (518-822-1010) and Hudson City Taxi (518-822-8880)
On-street, metered parking is enforced Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm, except for federal holidays. Street meters are not in affect on Sundays. In municipal lots, metered parking is enforced Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, parking in Hudson’s municipal lots is free, with the exception of the lot across from the Amtrak station ($3.00 a day). Parking meters both on the street and in the municipal lots are $0.25 per hour.
If you plan to stay overnight, please note that the city enforces an alternate side of the street parking rule from midnight-8am. Cars must be moved to the odd side of the street when the next morning’s date is an odd number. If the next day is an even-numbered date, cars should be parked on the even side of the street by midnight.
Some side streets may offer non-metered parking as well.
NEIGHBORHOOD AND ACTIVITIES
Head over to our friends at Columbia County Tourism to learn more about things to do, places to shop, and where to eat!
HOTELS & HOUSING
Where to Stay:
Hudson B & B
The Hudson Milliner
Wm Farmer and Sons
Inn at Ca’Mea
Inn at Hudson
The Inn at 34
Manor at Brookbound
The Croff House
Hudson City B&B
Mount Merino Manor
Westcott House B&B
Thyme in the Country
Helpful links to help you find accommodation in and around Hudson: