About Us

Vision: We aspire to be a magnet for community connection and exploration.

Mission: Next Stage stimulates cultural engagement by creating opportunities for collaboration among audiences, artists, and educational and arts organizations

Next Stage Arts Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping art happen
through the programming, development and operation of the
Next Stage theater, a newly renovated 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.

As of January, 2016, Next Stage is very pleased to announce the re-opening of our renovated venue, now fully accessible with an elevator and hearing assist technology. Brand new theater seating and air-conditioning are just a few of the other major upgrades to the space. More upgrades are happening this year, so please come stop in, come to a show, and let us know if you would like to volunteer to help behind the scenes!

Next Stage, located inside 15 Kimball Hill, a beautiful, historic 1841 building right in Putney’s village center, opened officially in March 2011. Our year-round programming is rich and diverse and includes classical music concerts presented in partnership with the Yellow Barn Music Festival, and folk/rock concerts presented in cooperation with Twilight Music. We develop and present programming in-house including Next Stage Speaks, our spoken word series, and independent films featured in our newly renovated Next Stage Cinema.

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

Next Stage Arts Project – 15 Kimball Hill – Putney, VT. 05346 – – 802 387 – 0102