Performing Arts & Film
What They Are about
Lumberyard is a non-profit performing arts and film campus located in the heart of Catskill, New York. With a state-of-the-art facility, Lumberyard offers a center for performing artists to test and perfect their work, and gives Hudson Valley audiences the opportunity to see performances before they premiere in New York City.
In addition to serving as a residency for performing artists, Lumberyard rents its 12,000 square foot space to film and television production companies. 100 percent of the net proceeds from these rentals are invested back into the Catskill community, such dance education for students living in low-income communities in and around Catskill, intervention program for incarcerated teens, and provides local high school students summer jobs and workforce development training – from resume building to learning how to network.
Set on the waterfront and just blocks from Main Street, Lumberyard is also a venue for weddings and large events, making the space an important part of the community’s fabric and an economic driver for the region.
Lumberyard, formerly known as the American Dance Institute, is a leading-edge arts center offering residencies to performance artists, as well as events and performances that are open to the public. Lumberyard is the first place in the U.S. designed to allow artists to explore their creation, to test, experiment and bring their vision to life immediately before premiere.
The Lumberyard contemporary performing arts center hosts technical residences for performance artists who need access to a theater, studio, event space, production staff, and more to bring their vision to life. The benefit of the center is that artists-in-residence can live, eat, even do their laundry, right at the center.