(7/28 & 7/29) 30th Annual Shakespeare in the Valley

On Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, the West Kortright Centre will present its 30th Annual Shakespeare in the Valley weekend. These back to back performances are the culmination of The WKC’s Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops (YPTAW)— a long-standing theater program for teens that cycles through Shakespeare’s repertoire, marking every ten years with […]

(7/22) DakhaBrakha

Saturday, July 22, at 8PM Last at The Centre in 2014, this self-proclaimed “ethno-chaos” quartet from Kiev reshapes traditional Ukrainian music, creating hypnotic textures that meld soulful folk and ritual songs with African, Indian, Arabic, and Australian traditional instrumentation and rhythms. These trans-national sounds are further mixed with R&B and pop-punk influences to create uniquely unexpected […]

(7/23) JP Harris & Chance McCoy

Old-time music takes the spotlight at the West Kortright Centre on Sunday, July 23th at 7pm, with a performance by two accomplished musicians: JP Harris & Chance McCoy. Otherwise on the road with separate bands—The Tough Choices and Old Crow Medicine Show—Harris & McCoy will perform as their duo side project while they’re in the […]

Many thanks to our 2017 sponsors and playbill advertisers!

Please support the local businesses and organizations that support the West Kortright Centre! Bruce Aaronson, DDS Area Sewage Disposal Services Artisans’ Guild Artware Autumn Cafe Awestruck Ciders B-Side Ballroom James M. Bercovitz, PsyD. Brewery Ommegang Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship Catskill Food Company Catskill Recreation Center C.E. Kiff Inc. Clark Companies Cleinman Performance Partners […]

(7/14) Gallery Opening: Paintings by Erik Schoonebeek

Erik Schoonebeek grew up in Delhi, NY and counts his experiences at the West Kortright Centre as being formative to becoming an artist and an adult. The WKC is now pleased to feature Schoonebeek as its next exhibiting artist. His solo show opens on Friday, July 14th, with a reception from 5-7PM. This event is […]

(7/15) Gala Dance Under the Stars with Los TexManiacs

For each of the last 28 years, the West Kortright Centre has presented one of the world’s great dance bands outdoors on a summer’s night. This year’s Gala Dance Under the Stars will take place on Saturday, July 15, featuring Grammy award-winning Smithsonian Folkways recording artists Los TexManiacs. Most appealing to Americana fans and to […]

(7/9) Landscape and Garden Tour

Sunday, July 9, 11 AM–4 PM Travel beautiful northern Catskills roads in the Franklin-Gilbertsville area of Otsego County and get a rare insider look at how others have enhanced the natural beauty of their outdoor environments. On view will be a myriad of design sensibilities incorporating flowers, shrubs and trees, stonework, water elements, artwork, vegetable beds, and […]

(Thru 7/7) Gallery Show: Paintings and Collage by Christine Alexander, Lanny Harrison, & Lenny Failla

Receptions sponsored by Brewery Ommegang and Rod Sauquillo Opening reception, Friday, May 26, 5–7 PM Exhibit runs through July 7. Christine Alexander is a contemporary artist whose life-long fascination with color is reflected in her work. Often whimsical, her paintings are characteristically brightly hued. She paints in watercolor and acrylic, and makes intricate cut-paper collages. Her […]

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2017 is the 30th Anniversary of the Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops program!

This July, Shakespeare, Costume, & Tech students will produce a special performance of A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Stay tuned for registration details and information about the *alumni reunion*! (Alums, here’s a Facebook group for you!) Theater Games (ages 6-9) Introduction to Acting (ages 9-12) FULL! Shakespeare (ages 13-19) Costume Design (ages 12-19) Technical Theater: Sound, […]