From its founding in 1855 until the building was abandoned in 1962, Hudson Hall provided a space for some of the most exciting cultural, social and political events of the day. The great Hudson River School showed their paintings here, Brete Harte read his poems, Ralph Waldo Emerson gave a talk about “Social Aims”, and Susan B. Anthony visited thrice, lecturing to abolish slavery and rallying the cry for women’s suffrage. In 1914, Teddy Roosevelt even regaled a crowd with his adventures in Africa.
Restoration of our magnificent performance hall is now complete and residents, visitors, businesses, and community groups are invited to host their own special event in this historic national treasure. Complete with new, modern amenities such as air conditioning, heating, professional-grade lighting, sound and video, our ADA-approved, flexible-seat facility offers the best in new technology and comfort with the charm of a 19thcentury setting. With Hudson’s Amtrak station just a 15-minute walk away and a host of unique dining and accommodation options nearby, Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House is a perfect choice for your wedding, corporate or special event.