Celebrating 40 Years!



We are gearing up for a big year for us, 40 years in the business of bringing Arts & Culture to the Catskills. It’s a big job and we love it. Ask us about Playbill Advertising and Program Sponsorship opportunities. Our 2015 Anniversary Season lineup is being finalized, workshops are already being posted. So keep a keen eye on this website, Facebook & Twitter.

We are asking for your support for our 2015 programs and for our endowment trust fund.

A donation to 2015 programs will allow us to book a season of top-notch music, theater, dance, workshops, visual arts, and community programs and services and leverage funds from foundation and government program grants.

The endowment fund is specifically for the long-term upkeep of the building and grounds, a sort of insurance policy for the future generations that will be caretakers of our treasured WKC. The O’Connor Foundation will match each dollar that you donate to the fund.

If you would like to, you can make a donation in memory of or in tribute to someone special. Your support of either or both fund would be ever so gratefully accepted.

If this gift is in memory or tribute to someone special please let us know in the Order Notes box when checking out.

If you would like us to send a notice to this person, please include their address.

Celebrating the Arts & Life in the Catskills!

This is our 39th Year of Celebrating the Arts & Life in the Catskills!

The West Kortright Centre is a thriving arts & community center in a bucolic farm valley that has been celebrating the arts and life in the northern Catskills since 1975.


• Outstanding Performances
• Shakespeare in the Valley
• Compelling Workshops
• Stellar Gallery Exhibits
• Annual Gala Dance
• Landscape & Garden Tour
• Glorious Wedding Spot

Mulgrew Miller Band

Legendary Performers Past & Present

The Centre, known for presenting fine programming in an acoustically warm and intimate auditorium, has enticed hundreds of musicians, actors, writers and other performers from as far away as Ireland, Italy, Zaire, Ukraine, Jamaica, Angola, Palestine, Uganda, Cuba, Haiti, Peru, Zimbabwe, Mali, Sweden, Morocco, Israel, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Argentina, and Brazil.

Artists presented at The West Kortright Centre include composers John Cage, Meredith Monk, Peter Schickele, and Virgil Thompson; poets Allen Ginsberg, Sekou Sundiata, and Hayden Carruth; [Read More…]