Hudson Opera House


Project at a Glance

Hudson, NY


Preservation Architecture

Project Type


Project Overview

  • Significant restorations of a National Historic Landmark
  • Renovation of the signature 7,000 sq. ft. performance hall into a high-quality performance and theater venue
  • Integration of an elevator tower into the historic fabric of the building

The historic Hudson Opera House is undergoing its final, and most significant restoration project, completing over 20 years of upgrades to New York’s oldest surviving theater. This iconic building holds deep ties to our cultural heritage and has been a stage for some of our nation’s most influential leaders. The restorations will transform the space into a modern performance venue and drive economic growth and future development in the city’s downtown area.

Renovations to the second floor performance hall will introduce a flexible 300-seat theater, new heating, ventilation and cooling systems, high-end performance equipment and complete rehabilitation of the mezzanine, stage and support spaces. Demolition and installation of structural steel and a new basement slab will help support the structure, while asbestos and lead abatement, installation of an elevator, new electrical and fire systems will upgrade the building’s safety. All of the windows will be restored to their original condition.