Cohoes Music Hall
The Cohoes Musical Hall, located in the Downtown Cohoes Historic District, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was constructed in 1874 by two local businessmen and opened with a performance of Dion Boucicault's London Assurance. Over the years, the Music Hall has had performers including Sarah Bernhardt, Buffalo Bill Cody, George M. Cohan, Jimmy Durante, Lillian Russell, John Phillip Sousa, and Cohoes native at the time, Eva Tanguay who have played at the Music Hall.
In recent years, the Cohoes Music Hall has been a core in the arts community and has been a staple in cultural and economic development within the community. Since 2002 it has been the home of C-R Productions, which is committed to revitalizing the theatre. Residents and visitors from all over the capital region visit the music hall to see one of their many successful shows including Chicago and Miss Saigon. In addition, the Music Hall offers summer programs with an educational benefit for students and kids as well as a program partnered with the Center for Disability Services. Additionally, the street-level offices serve as the City of Cohoes’ Visitor Center with displays on the history of the textile industry in the city and information about historic sites and other local attractions.
Capacity And Seating Type (Stadium, Folding Chair, Balcony)
Orchestra, Parquet and Balcony Seating
Identify And Describe The Management Organization
C-R Productions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural and educational organization founded in 2002 in Cohoes, New York by Jim Charles and Tony Rivera. The organization's mission is to revitalize the Cohoes Music Hall through the presentation of high quality, professional theatre and educational programs. The Cohoes Music Hall is the City's only attraction, and C-R Productions provides its only source of cultural activity.
C-R Productions' goal with all of its programming is to promote cultural awareness, to revitalize the Cohoes Music Hall, and to rejuvenate the City of Cohoes with a creative new energy and spirit. As C-R Productions continues to engage its audiences, we are confident that our growth and success will build stronger community and funding partnerships, resulting in an even more dynamic organization that continually pushes its own boundaries. C-R Productions is committed to artistic excellence and to bringing increased recognition to the City of Cohoes and the Capital Region.
Suggested Further Reading
Visit www.cohoesmusichall.com for more information about the Cohoes Music Hall including current shows and schedules as well as ticket pricing.