Edwards Town Hall Opera House is an architecturally unique theater
seating about 275 people, with superb acoustics, raked auditorium
and stage floor, with its original painted front curtain well
preserved and still in place. We are fortunate to have this
unusually intact example of a type of facility no longer surviving
in most small towns in Northern New York.
the direction of the Edwards Arts Council and as part of plans for
restoring the historic town hall building, the theater is being
refurbished and its stage area reconfigured as it was originally
at the turn of the last century, with wings and hanging backdrop.
conjunction with the fund-raising series of musical programs
scheduled between May and October of 2004, examples of historic
painted stage scenery will be on display.
success of the Arts Councils' mission - to promote arts expression
and rehabilitate a landmark building as a basis for community
renewal - will depend on your interest and support.
general information call 315-562-8213 or write Edwards
Arts Council Inc. at PO Box 241, Edwards NY 13635.
Performing groups interested in participating in the
upcoming season are encouraged to contact
Donations for use and restoration of the Opera House are
The Edwards Arts Council is having a fundraiser
for items needed to reopen the theater. They are selling theater
seats. They will be selling 1"x3" brass plates with
engraving on them to be attached to a theater seat. It can be in
your name or in memory of some one.
The cost is $10.00 per plate. Please contact
any member if you are interested in this project or for other information. New members are very much welcome as
are your tax deductible donations.