Performing Arts

 Concert-goers enjoying an evening concert at Kingsland Bay State Park.

Music, theater, and dance - there's so much to choose from.

Any time of year offers much in the way of the performing arts in Vermont, but in summer the arts truly kick into high gear. Whether it's classical music festivals featuring new young talent paired with seasoned professionals, or ambitious and entertaining theater featuring big-city talent, performances in Vermont often seem special. Perhaps it's the gardens and mountain views at outdoor venues, or the the breeze wafting in through open windows of a small historic church or meeting house.

But instead of hearing about this, why don't you come and experience it for yourself? We think you'll find every type of music imaginable, plus theater, dance, comedy and spoken word performances. Grab a friend and book your tickets. You will be delighted.

Search the state’s comprehensive calendar or that of Vermont’s largest arts weekly for upcoming performances. Or head straight to the source by visiting the websites of any of the following:  

Performing Arts Venues

Flynn Center
Northern Vermont
Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury   
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington 
Haskell Opera House, Derby Line (seasonal)
Higher Ground, South Burlington
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe  
Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes
 
Town Hall Theater
Central Vermont
Barre Opera House, Barre   
Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph 
Johnson State College Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson 
Middlebury College Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury
Paramount Theatre, Rutland 
Town Hall Theater, Middlebury 

Latchis Theater

Southern Vermont
Bennington Center of the Arts, Bennington  
Castleton State College Fine Arts Center, Castleton 
Latchis Theater, Brattleboro  
Pentangle Arts Council, Woodstock
Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester 

Theater Companies

Vermont Stage

Northern Vermont
Lamoille County Players at Hyde Park Opera House, Hyde Park 
Lyric Theatre Company, Burlington 
St. Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester (seasonal)
Vermont Stage Company, Burlington 

Middlebury Actors Workshop

Central Vermont
Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier 
Middlebury Actors Workshop, Middlebury
Northern Stage at Briggs Opera House, White River Junction 
Unadilla Theatre, Marshfield  (seasonal)

Weston Playhouse

Southern Vermont
Dorset Theater Festival, Dorset (seasonal)
Old Castle Theater Company, Bennington 
Weston Playhouse Theater Company, Weston (seasonal)

Classical and Operatic Music Companies

Counterpoint

Statewide
Counterpoint  
Vermont Symphony Orchestra 

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

Northern Vermont
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Burlington 
UVM Lane Series, Burlington 
Vermont Youth Orchestra, Colchester 

Middlebury Opera Company
Central Vermont
Capital City Concerts, Montpelier 
Killington Music Festival, Killington (seasonal)
The Opera Company of Middlebury, Middlebury 
Marlboro Music

Southern Vermont
Brattleboro Music Center, Brattleboro
Marlboro Music, Marlboro (seasonal)
Yellow Barn, Putney (seasonal)