Brattleboro has long been a destination for film and theater as well as world-class jazz and classical music performances. Film festivals, monthly gallery walks, concerts, theater performances and community celebrations draw thousands of people to enjoy entertainment, browse the shops, sample our diverse cuisines, and connect with friends and neighbors.
Actors Theatre Playhouse
Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H.
The longest running community based theater company in the area. Presenting Main Stage Productions and staged readings, ATP’s strength is its academic and professionally trained volunteers, presenting over one hundred productions since its inception.
Brattleboro Music Center
38 Walnut St., Brattleboro
Year-round concerts and classes. CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: The Brattleboro Music Center’s Chamber Music Series features artists and ensembles with international reputations, as well as gifted emerging young artists, performing chamber music of the highest quality. Each season, the series presents five concerts in Brattleboro.
Brooks Memorial Library
Main Street, Brattleboro
Since 1887, Brooks Memorial Library has provided collections and services that support the learning, information, personal enrichment, and leisure needs of people of all ages in the Brattleboro community.
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Vernon St., Brattleboro
Housed in the old Union Railroad Station the museum presents art and ideas to inspire, educate, and engage people of all ages. Exhibits by regionally and internationally acclaimed painters, sculptors, quilters, and photographers.
Friends of Music at Guilford
37 Bee Barn Rd., Guilford, VT
Concerts and stage projects in Brattleboro and nearby, featuring new works and unusual repertoire performed by regional musicians and visiting artists or ensembles. FOMAG launched its annual Community Messiah Sing in 1971 and offers outreach programs for seniors and students.
In-Sight Photography Project
46 Flat Street, Suite 1, Brattleboro
In-Sight Photography Project offers meaningful photography courses to all interested youth ages 11-18 regardless of their ability to pay. In-Sight believes in the transformative power of art and takes pride in its student’s active artistic participation in the community.
50 Main St., Brattleboro
Latchis Arts welcomes the community to the Latchis Hotel and Theatre. The nonprofit is passionate about stewardship of this historic art deco landmark, restoring and renovating and enabling it to foster more art and greater economic impact. LatchisArts also provides leadership and advocacy for the arts in southern Vermont.
Main Street Arts
32 Main St., Saxtons River, VT
Theater, concerts, events, and classes in a non-profit arts center dedicated to serving the community creative needs.
New England Center for Circus Arts
74 Cotton Mill Hill #300, Brattleboro
NECCA offers lessons to all levels and all ages so come learn some tricks, get in shape, swing on a trapeze! Recreational through professional level programs, community outreach, summer camps and performances.
Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
Weekend concerts offer exciting musical discoveries – exceptional younger and more experienced artists from around the world performing diverse chamber music works from all periods. As the programs emanate from the ongoing rehearsal process, they are announced and posted on their web site just one week in advance.
New England Youth Theatre
100 Flat St., Brattleboro
NEYT offers year-round classes and performances to introduce students to the acting process by helping them develop their acting and communications skills; it also trains students in stage managing, scenic design, lighting, costuming, and makeup.
Next Stage, Putney
15 Kimball Hill Road, Putney, VT
Next Stage Arts Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping art happen through the programming, development and operation of the 160 seat Next Stage Theater, a performing arts facility in the historic meeting house.
Open Music Collective
74 Cotton Mill Hill Studio A-335, Brattleboro
The Open Music Collective is a collection of local, regional, and national artists who come together to perform, teach, and appreciate music. The nonprofit, which describes itself as a gathering place for musicians of all styles and all levels offers mentoring programs – master classes, workshops, private lessons, ensemble courses, and jam sessions.
River Gallery School
32 Main Street, Brattleboro
The River Gallery School provides classes, studio space and a working environment that encourages individual expression, where the visual arts and the creative process are explored and honored. They provide outreach opportunities in the form of student exhibitions, scholarships, community activities and collaborations with individuals and other organizations.
17 Kimball Rd., Putney, VT
An internationally known theater company specializing in combining puppets with music, actors and visual imagery. Since 1982, the company’s productions have toured 24 countries, performing in theaters, festivals and cultural institutions and winning numerous international prizes. Sandglass Theater produces works for both adult audiences and young audiences.
Vermont Center for Photography
49 Flat St. Brattleboro, VT
The Vermont Center for Photography hosts a new feature exhibit each month. VCP also offers ongoing workshops, professional darkroom rental, exhibiting artist talks, and monthly portfolio critiques, and more.
Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222, Brattleboro
The internationally recognized Vermont Jazz Center provides jazz education, programming, and outreach. Featured programs include a summer jazz workshop, a year-round monthly concert series, weekly jam sessions, and an ongoing relationship with area schools.
Vermont Theatre Company
Community theater performances year-round at affordable prices, offering plays to entertain and excite the imagination of the area’s diverse and discriminating audience. VTC is recognized regionally for its high-quality Shakespeare in the Park productions each year at the end of June.
Vermont Performance Lab
A laboratory for creative research and community engagement. VPL, which offers workshops, informal performances, and “art-making experiences,” brings artists of regional, national, and international stature to the Grange halls, studios, and classrooms of rural Vermont through its residency program.
Windham Orchestra presents symphonic music in southeastern Vermont, performing new music by local composers, keeping classical music vital and building future audiences. Performances will take place in November, January, March and May with concerts held in Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, and Saxtons River
Write Action Brattleboro
Write Action is a non-profit organization formed to strengthen a community of writers in Brattleboro and the surrounding area, and to nurture, encourage, and promote the literary arts in the community at large. Each year Write Action serves as a vital connection to the grass-roots writing community for the annual Literary Festival.
Through its annual summer educational programs, and its ongoing series of Artist Residencies, outreach workshops and presentations, and collaborative performances, each year Yellow Barn welcomes over 100 musicians from all over the world to Vermont, and reaches more than 4,000 audience members from the local community and across the nation.