In the Limelight: Performing Arts in Delaware County

You don’t have to search hard to find the bright limelight of performing arts in this rural region. Whether inspired by the setting or just a lucky gathering of creative minds, our lively community centers and professional arts organizations provide year-round programs of high culture and entertainment for all ages and tastes.

Franklin Stage Company (website)
Franklin, NY
For the past 20 years, Franklin Stage Company (FSC) has been on a radical mission to bring admission-free professional theater to the community with exciting and imaginative productions both classic and new. Truly a must-visit for even the most discerning theater lover! Housed in the historic Chapel Hall (1855), the company aims to illuminate as well as entertain by stimulating thought and provoking discussion. FSC also presents both emerging and established artists working in a variety of performance disciplines.

Roxbury Arts Group (website)
Roxbury, NY
Founded in 1979, the Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) is an active, non-profit multi-arts organization dedicated to making the arts an integral part of the life of all segments of the Catskill communities by offering public performances, exhibitions, workshops, classes, presentations and demonstrations for both adults and children. RAG events are hosted at Roxbury Arts Center, a performance and exhibit space in Roxbury, as well as at the Old School Baptist Church in Denver, NY.

West Kortright Centre (website)
East Meredith, NY
West Kortright Centre (WKC) hosts gifted artists and performers from many cultural and ethnic backgrounds, from around the world, across the country, and this region, at their historic former church location and the surrounding idyllic valley. A theatrical highlight each summer is “Shakespeare in the Valley”, a fully staged outdoor performance by Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops while the audience enjoys a picnic on the lawn.

Tri-Town Theatre (website)
Sidney, NY
Tri-Town Theatre is a community theatre celebrating over five decades of family-friendly plays and musical performances.

The Open Eye Theater (website)
Margaretville, NY
The Open Eye Theater has a 45-year history of vibrant live theater, educational programs, concerts and other events, all aiming to inspire the community and spark a passion for performing arts. Monthly Open Mic nights give everyone a chance to speak up and sound off.

Featured photo: Franklin Stage Company by Riikka Olson