When staying in scenic Vermont, take in some Brattleboro theater and live entertainment to enrich your overall experience. Brattleboro, Vermont boasts a vibrant arts community, with special attention to live plays and musical offerings. This southeast Vermont city, which borders New Hampshire, is the oldest town in the entire state. Famous for its ski resorts, agriculture and maple syrup production, Vermont also has a well-kept secret: it's a great place to come and see some of your favorite performers play.
To complement your trip to this historic town, why not book a stay at a charming Brattleboro Bed and Breakfast? Vermont is all about culture, nature, friendly locals and farmland. It's a beautiful place to get back in touch with your natural surroundings, and a bed and breakfast will help you relax. While there, be sure to check out some theater acts, live performances or concerts. Below, BBOnline shows you where to find it.
Vermont Theatre Company
Living Memorial Park
Brattleboro, VT 05302
The Vermont Theatre Company began producing Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in 1990 at the Rotary Ampitheater in Living Memorial Park, and still puts on plays here as part of Shakespeare in the Park. This general admission show is only $5, with shows beginning at 6 p.m. The Vermont Theatre Company, a nonprofit theater organization, offers plays ranging from comedies to dramas, spanning all genres, from classic to contemporary. Its talented seasoned performers can also be seen at the Hooker-Dunham Theater, also in Brattleboro, as well as area theaters throughout the region.
New England Youth Theatre
100 Flat Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 246-NEYT (6398) Ext 103
To view young up-and-coming talent, check out New England Youth Theatre, comprised of children and adults working together to produce quality plays and musicals. The idea behind NEYT is that children can run their own theater with guidance from older theater professionals. They run the whole show, from choreography and lighting to directing and acting. This refreshing group of kids puts on inspiring plays like "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." New England Youth Theatre also hosts classes, a theater adventure program, mentor program and scholarships.
The Weathervane Music Hall
19 Elliot Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Take a break from all the relaxation at your Brattleboro Inn and head to the Weathervane Music Hall for some live entertainment. Here, you'll be treated to live music and entertainment 5 days a week. It also hosts monthly art exhibits and bartending for special events. The real draw here is the entertainment, but the homemade soups, burritos, paninis, and full bar selection keeps patrons more than happy while they're here. Since 2006, the Weathervane has had a goal of bringing the Brattleboro community together through a variety of arts and music. The fun, casual, relaxed atmosphere makes for an enjoyable night out with friends. Afterwards, get back to your Brattleboro bed and breakfast to get ready for another day of exploring the Vermont countryside for quality live entertainment.