The Capital Region of New York State and the Berkshires of Massachusetts are two exciting and under-explored areas, rich in theater history and a perfect Conclave Theatre Tour destination for THS.
“Few areas of the country offer better lifestyles than Schenectady County. The thriving downtown is a center for the arts and home to legendary Proctors Theatre. Just minutes from New York’s Capital in Albany, the majestic Adirondack Mountains and Saratoga Springs, Schenectady County boasts a diversity of culture and lifestyle, superior educational institutions and an array of shopping, dining and entertainment for all.” (The Chamber of Schenectady County)
From a 110-year-old fully restored performance space, to emerging projects in their first flush of rebirth, this Conclave features theatres that must be seen in person by theatre scholars and enthusiasts. Each venue helps weave the tale of the social and cultural history of America’s theatre architecture.
We’ll visit theatres in the following states and cities:
• Schenectady • Albany • Troy • Cohoes • Rome
• Utica • Gloversville • Chatham • Poughkeepsie
• North Adams • Pittsfield • Great Barrington
• Waterbury • Thomaston • Torrington
Over the next few weeks leading up to the Tour, we’ll focus on the venues we’ll be visiting — on Monday we’ll start with Proctors Schenectady.
NOTE: Today (May 10) is the last day to register for Conclave and qualify for the early registration discount! Hop on over to historictheatres.org and register today.