The UPAC box office and theater is closed for renovation until November. Bardavon Box Office and theatre is operating normal hours.
UPAC is governed by the Bardavon 1869 Opera House Board of Directors and a full time staff of 23 plus over 100 volunteers.
UPAC is governed by the Bardavon 1869 Opera House Board of Directors and a full time staff of 23 plus over 150 volunteers. Since the theater derives only 50% of its income from ticket sales, it must rely upon the support of individuals, businesses, foundations and government to operate.
In 2006 Poughkeepsie's Bardavon Opera House took over the management of UPAC and in 2007 UPAC officially merged with the Bardavon. Today, the Ulster Performing Arts Center's historic Broadway Theater has emerged once again as a premier performing arts venue of the Hudson Valley , open year-round to present a diverse season of superb productions, including national and international headliners in music, dance, theater and more. With a 1500-seat capacity, it remains the largest proscenium theater between Manhattan and Albany.
Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. is a NYS nonprofit corporation that owns and operates two National Register theaters and the region’s orchestra. The 944-seat Bardavon in Poughkeepsie is the state's oldest continuously operating theater and one of the US