The Theater

The 100-seat Theater is lively and intimate, and is a venue of choice for local talent and visiting artists. The H-DT&G invites public use of the theater for presentations, benefits, meetings, gatherings, and more

The Theater, bor dered on two sides by beautiful granite wall, is the site of a former airshaft in the historic Hooker-Dunham building-a space dug out by Leo Berman, the building's owner, in the late 1980s for a small-scale alternative cinema. Since Wild Root Arts took over management of the space in 1999, the Theater has added to its charm, theatrical lighting, a sound system, and refurbished seats. Because the Theater is managed as a community venue, events are not adjudicated. This unrestricted availability has resulted in a unique variety of arts and informational presentations. Approximately 100 events a year have been produced on our stage by arts organizations, social service groups, and a range of individuals, including:


Apron Theater, Vermont Theater Company, Snack Theatre, The Nice Men, Acting-on-Impulse, Sandglass Theater; Weston Playhouse, Village Theater, Theater for Enthusiastic Collaboration; Puppets in the Green Mountains-International Puppetry Festival


Women's Film Festival, Retreat Healthcare's Anna Marsh Film Festival; films presented by Brattleboro Area Peace & Justice Group, Know Media, the Frugal Environmentalist, Brattleboro Area Hospice; films by Alan Dater and Lisa Merton and by Rob Perkins


California Gu itar Trio, Scott Ainslie, Rani Arbo, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men, Lisa McCormick, Brooks Williams, Slaid Cleaves, Louise Taylor, Brattleboro Freefolk Festival

Dance & Literary:

South Indian Art, Music & Dance, Griff Goehring, the annual Brattleboro Literary Festival



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