Next Stage Arts Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping art happen
through the programming, development and operation of Next Stage, a performing arts facility in Putney, Vermont. We celebrate the diversity of artistic expression by fostering a collaborative environment for audiences, performers, and community based arts and educational organizations, and we are committed to enhancing the village of Putney as a cultural center.

At present, due to the age, design, and historic nature of the the 1841 structure, Next Stage is not an accessible facility. Next Stage Arts is committed to working with the building’s owner, Putney Historical Society, to make the building fully accessible for all audiences, and initial architectural plans for the conversion have been completed.

Next Stage, located inside 15 Kimball Hill, a beautiful, historic 1841 building located in Putney’s village center, opened officially in March 2011. We present a wide range of events including classical music concerts in partnership with the Yellow Barn Music Festival, and folk/rock concerts presented in cooperation with Twilight Music. Next Stage Arts also develops and programs Next Stage Speaks, our spoken word series, feature and independent films, and theatrical productions in collaboration with Apron Theater Company, now in residence at Next stage.

Next Stage Arts Project is in active collaborations with other area organizations including Sandglass Theater, The Putney School, the Putney Food Coop, the Putney Central School, Landmark College and the Putney Community Center to bring valuable programming to the community.

Next Stage Arts Project and Putney Historical Society have launched Phase 2 of the Capital Campaign to make Next Stage fully accessible! We are making crucial life safety and accessibility upgrades to the historic building, including the installation of an elevator, as well as urgent improvements to assure the future of Next Stage as the vibrant community hub that it has become. We are well on our way toward our $740,000 goal, and hope you will please join us by making your tax-deductible donation HERE.

You can send questions, comments, or inquiries about Next Stage events through the Contact Us page.

Next Stage Arts Project  15 Kimball Hill  PO Box 251 Putney, VT. -

802 387 – 0102