Musical, Cultural, and Performing Arts in northern new hampshire
1993 U.S. Rte. 3 / Trpr Scott Phillips Memorial Hwy- Columbia, New Hampshire (603) 246-8998 * firstname.lastname@example.org
The Great North Woods Center for the Arts offers indoor and outdoor performance spaces for concerts, plays, art shows, arts and crafts activities and a variety of community gatherings, as well as overnight accommodations for visiting artists and performers.
The Center is also the home for two additional North Country arts groups – the Connecticut River Artisan Group (est. 2006), and the Carriage Lane Players (est. 2014). All three arts organizations--the GNWCA, CRAG and CLP--maintain their individual 501 (c) (3) status.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Message from GNWCA President, Charlie Jordan: We at the GNWCA found this information on the Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln, N.H., useful in explaining where many arts centers are regarding audience safety and COVID. Like Jean's, we are looking out for your safety and encourage the continued use of masks--but it is ultimately your call: "We want to thank our patrons for being so understanding of our mask and distancing policies during 2021. We have worked hard to create policies that keep our patrons, staff, volunteers, and performers safe. "We have used the guidance of the CDC in making our past protocols, and we will continue to do so for 2022. Therefore, as it stands now, and in accordance with the current CDC guidance, we will be returning to normal audience operating procedures until further notice. This means masks will be highly recommended, but optional, and we will be suspending social distanced seating. Tickets for the 2022 Spring & Summer Shows are now on sale, however, we reserve the right to adjust our policies as developments occur. All orders are subject to venue policies at the time of the show, which may be different than the policies at the time of purchase. Refunds will not be issued based on policy changes. As always, thank you for your support as we continue to navigate this ongoing situation." By entering the GNWCA, guests and ticket holders voluntarily assume all risks related to potential exposure to COVID-19.
Upcoming Events: (dates subject to change)
Concert Tickets are available online or by calling 603-246-8998. All major credit cards accepted.
TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW ARE NOW ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
TV THRU THE DECADES VARIETY SHOW PRESENTED BY THE CARRIAGE LANE PLAYERS Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 7 p.m.
All proceeds from this event benefit the Great North Woods Center for the arts
Tickets: $20 per person
Arts & Crafts Fair July 9, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Great North Woods Center for the Arts FREE ADMISSION-FREE PARKING Variety of artisans and crafters, concession stand, unveiling of the newest sculpture on the sculpture walk with the artist. Walk the grounds on a beautiful July day!
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2022 AT 11 A.M. The Weathervane Theatre Presents: The Patchwork Players in "Where The Wild Things Are" A unique adaptation based on the beloved picture book, Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, will make this story come to life like never before. A young boy named Max wreaks havoc through his household and is sent to bed without supper. We see Max’s dreams come to life through movement and dance and our imaginations transform us into a moonlit forest surrounded by a vast ocean. Here is where Max learns many life lessons that even adults should pay attention to. Inside all of is fear, hope & adventure. Inside all of us….is a wild thing. FREE ADMISSION Sponsored by James "Russ" Fitch
SATURDAY July 16, 2022 at 7 p.m. E.T.E. Live - In Concert! This trio is quickly winning over the hearts of listeners worldwide, young and old alike. É.T.É are Élisabeth (fiddle, step-dancing, vocals), Thierry (bouzouki, podorythmie, vocals), and Élisabeth (cello, vocals). The word été in French means summer–a fitting tribute to how their original, lively take on Québec traditional music is infused with a new vitality.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2022 AT 11 A.M. The Weathervane Theatre Presents: The Patchwork Players in "Pop Jamz: Impossible Karaoke" Do you love pop music old and new? Inspired by Jimmy Fallon’s game show “ That’s My Jam,” this show will take you on a pop music adventure encompassing tunes for everyone in the family. Four contestants of Impossible Karaoke will take us on wild ride with wacky games and challenges to test their pop music knowledge. While everyone is singing along, we also learn the importance of honesty and what it really means to be a winner. FREE ADMISSION Sponsored by James "Russ" Fitch
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2022 AT 11 A.M. The Weathervane Theatre Presents: The Patchwork Players in "Camp Kindness" Welcome to Camp Kindness! A place where the power of kindness can make anything possible.This play introduces us to a group of kid-animals who attend a summer camp on how to display more kindness with themselves and others. Fears, circumstances and limitations can make friendships, learning and expressing difficult for us. But as Camp Kindness shows, kindness can be the cure to many of life’s challenges. All it takes is some effort, compassion, teamwork, creative- thinking and a whole lotta love and care to make a difference in others’ lives, and hopefully, in the whole world. FREE ADMISSION Sponsored by James "Russ" Fitch
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2022 AT 11 A.M. The Weathervane Theatre Presents: The Patchwork Players in "Best of...Becoming Patchwork" Oh no, You missed a show! Have no fear, Best of PW is here. This is our favorite way to conclude our patchwork seasons. This show is a montage, collage, or a buffet, if you will. Best Of Patchwork incorporates some of our favorite moments from the summer, while also learning what our intern company is up to after their time here in Whitefield and what brought them to the stage in the first place. It’s a walk down memory lane & a look into the future that is completely directed, choreographed and conceived by our 2022 intern company. You don’t want to miss it! FREE ADMISSION Sponsored by James "Russ" Fitch
SUNDAY August 28, 2022 at 7 p.m. The Gothard Sisters! Live - In Concert! The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic musical group of three sisters who play contemporary Celtic folk music. Through over 10 years of performing, touring and writing music together, the optimistic style of their music and performances continue to resonate with their fans, building a loyal international following. The Gothard Sisters have performed in venues across the United States, including a concert at the Kennedy Center's Millennium stage in Washington DC, performances with Disney Cruise line in Europe, and a 20-city concert tour of Japan in 2019. Blending Celtic, folk, classical and new age musical influences, the Gothard Sisters bring songs to life with violin, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bodhran, djembe, whistle and vocal harmonies, creating music that is "vivid, inspirational and captivating." (Tim Carroll, Folk Words Review 2018) The Name and Meaning: Gothard (GAW-third) is an old English surname meaning “Good and Hardy.”
A CRAG artist takes in the beautiful surroundings while she works inside the outdoor stage. Photo courtesy The Colebrook Chronicle.
Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, perform in the Museum Theater, September 2019. Photo courtesy The Colebrook Chronicle.
The area we live in is a scenic wonderland possessing bountiful natural beauty and resources. It serves as a canvas for artists to share their creativity with others, and to inspire artists performing before a live audience. The GNWCA promotes cultural and social assets and enhances the region’s natural resources.
This historic property is listed on the New Hampshire Register of Historic Places.
The Carriage Lane Players perform in "Vintage Hitchcock--A Live Radio Play" on the outdoor stage. July 2019. Photo courtesy The Colebrook Chronicle.
We welcome your event to our site--all funds raised are direct donations to the Great North Woods Center for the Arts, a registered 501-c(3) non-profit organization. Your contributions are tax deductible.