Valatie Community Theatre


We want to thank those of you who helped make 2023 a very successful year: our performers, our audiences, our volunteers, our members, our donors. We were delighted to open 2023 with a Rory Block concert in a year that included  four theatrical productions (17 performances), thirteen evenings of music, a comedy night, an historic film, an original film, and two public service events. Paid attendance (1,530) and non-paid attendance (483) were up more than 25% over 2022 numbers. Total performers (254, with some counted more than once as repeat performers) were up as well.  In 2024, we are expanding theatrical productions from four to six and plan to keep other offerings relatively the same. A free outdoor concert in 2023 (co-sponsored by the Village of Valatie) was highly successful and will be expanded to two concerts in this current year with the additional support of Kneller Insurance. The original film was the second full length feature by Sarah Balon, a 16 year-old veteran of our youth theater program. We are especially proud of the number of youth theatre participants who stay with us a number of years and continue in the arts as they move on.

At this writing (early April), we have already had a successful “Miscast” Cabaret and a successful production of Puffs. We are currently in rehearsal for the award winning Broadway hit Urinetown. The two youth theatre summer productions include Finding Nemo, Jr. and Legally Blonde. We are delighted to present the world premier of Sam’s Point, set in depression era Catskills, written by award winning author Sybil Rosen and directed by theatre veteran (actor, writer, director, teacher) Marnie Andrews. Ms. Rosen has graciously offered to perform a version of Belle of Amherst, an homage to the poetry and life of Emily Dickinson, the week before Sam’s Point opens. Our six production play season (the largest ever for us) will end with The Life and Adventures of Santa Clause on the weekend of winter Walk.  Our free outdoor concerts, sponsored by Kneller Insurance, the Village of Valatie and the Community Theatre, will include the Amy Ryan Band (July 6) and the return of Beer-Stained Fiddle (September 7). We have a Comedy Night taking shape for Oct. 4. Music evenings will include a British Invasion Vinyl Tribute (May 4) and The Northern Comfort Band (September 28). Keep checking the website for any schedule changes or additions.

The Valatie Community Theatre is owned by the Village of Valatie and run by a totally volunteer Board of Directors. We pay theatre professionals (Directors and Music Directors) and other performers, but we don’t have paid staff. We keep our ticket prices low and try to find a place in our theatrical productions for anyone who wants to participate. We are the only area youth theatre program that doesn’t charge participants. Become a member, a donor, or a volunteer. Come to our shows. We thank you deeply for you continued support.

None of the above would have been possible without the generous support of our members and support from the following grants:

The Community Arts Grants are made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Re-grants Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CREATE Council on the Arts. 

NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund (A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program)

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Our season runs April through October of each year.

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Valatie Community Theatre

3031 Main Street  •  PO Box 297  •  Valatie, NY 12184  •  518-758-1309