Exciting New Theater for PS21!


Dear Patrons,

      PS21 has had a great run under our saddlespan performance tent. Our diverse audiences have loved the close connection between art and nature that has given our seasons their unique flavor. However, now that we’ve become an intrinsic part of the summer entertainment season, I think we’d all agree it’s time to provide a little more comfort to our audiences as well as to our performers, who bravely forewent showers, green rooms and attached bathrooms no matter what the weather.

Our new Theater will provide comfortable, raked seating, covered space for both the audience and performers as well as a stage fully-equipped to serve our many deserving artists. Additionally our new building will provide all the accommodations audiences have come to expect from a professional presenting organization such as PS21. An exciting aspect of our new building will be the year-round 99-seat black box theater, giving us the opportunity to provide even more of what PS21 has become known for: participatory workshops for children and adults, partnerships with local organizations and, of course, even more varied experiences in the performing arts!

The 2017 12th Summer Season at PS21 will be the final season in our little saddlespan tent. This past spring Members of PS21 at the $100 Friend level and above enjoyed a first looks tour inside our beautiful new Theater. Now that the building is almost finsihed we are excited to annouce our Fall 2017 Gala will be held inside the theatre on our new stage! The offical  inaugural performance is set for Spring 2018 when we will open our 13th Season in our new home!

I know that when you see our new theater, you will agree it was well worth the wait! Until then, we will see you up at the tent!

Sincerely, for the Board and Staff of PS21, Inc.
Judy Grunberg

Construction photographs


From the Entry Patio

A south elevation view. The stage is to the left of the central entry.
In the winter the stage closes to become a conditioned black box theater.


The roof and support beams have been removed in this view.
In summer, the Stage opens to seating in the open building.


Architect Evan Stoller of New Lebanon with a model view showing the more open north side of the building

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPS21 Board breaks ground on the future home of PS21. Fall 2015

13043382_10156858407565074_3418559739744653698_nConstruction begins, Fall 2015

2067 The first concrete pour, Fall 2015

12311154_10156328355730074_3231138643010529398_nThe first concrete pour, Fall 2015

2864 copyConcrete forms for the foundation, winter 2015

0870 copyFoundation for the stage, winter 2015

IMG_0043Rising from the foundation, Spring, 2016

IMG_0044The future stage, Spring 2016

13907120_10157343667415074_7350156604011486020_nThe bones, Summer 2016

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_7996Inside the pavilion with roof on, winter 2017

IMG_2439Looking at the proscenium (temporarily covered for winter) from the back of the audience, Winter 2017

IMG_2437on stage looking up fat the backstage wall & rood, Winter 2017

IMG_2433on stage looking stage right, Winter 2017

IMG_2431looking stage right, Winter 2017

IMG_2223Looking Stage Left, Winter 2017

IMG_2429Construction of the elevator, Winter 2017

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19264699_1567484396606010_3060722544315041344_oFirst public tour of the theatre, on stage looking stage left, Spring 2017 Photo:Trudi Roth

19390600_1567484573272659_1905183722806190025_oInside; on the stage looking at the closed proscenium doors, Spring 2017 Photo:Trudi Roth

19390642_1567496386604811_7592425317101313509_oInside the the open air “summer pavilion” where the audience risers will be installed. Spring 2017  Photo:Trudi Roth

FullSizeRenderConstruction continues, Spring 2017 Photo:Trudi Roth

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Screen Shot 2017-08-28 at 2.27.53 PMRailing installation, Summer 2017

Screen Shot 2017-08-28 at 2.29.25 PMAudience Riser installation, summer 2017

IMG_3367Summer 2017