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Architect’s perspective view of Old Church Theater after restoration, with the building’s historical features preserved inside a year-round, modern performing arts facility with ADA accessibility.


October, 2021:

Lead by Alan Haehnel

We have a few spots left for the workshops! Contact us if you would like more information! Or email directly: [email protected]

Up for a theatrical adventure without a big time commitment?  Give PRESTO a try–Prearranged Sudden Theatre Opportunity.  We meet, we rehearse, we perform the show…all in a single day!  No need to worry about memorizing lines or complicated movements.   Whether you’re a seasoned performer or have never been in a show before, this experience is designed to be fun and fulfilling. If you’re willing to try something new and get in front of an audience, PRESTO inventor and leader Alan Haehnel will take care of the rest.  With its unique mix of improvisation, performance poetry and music, PRESTO is sure to fascinate both performers and audience members alike.  Come be part of this brand-new, grand stage experiment!

Two completely different performances:
Saturday, October 2nd at 7pm
Saturday, October 23rd at 7pm

All performances at Bradford Academy, 172 N. Main Street, Bradford, VT.

Novmeber, 2021:

Sleeping Indoors by Jim Holt.

When literary reviewer Paul and his wife Nora invite a homeless man, Dwain, into their home for Christmas dinner, they don’t expect to be so charmed by him — or that his journal will be the incredible literary masterpiece that it is. But can Dwain, whose art thrives in anonymity, be convinced to give up the only life he’s known for such comforts as sleeping indoors?

Friday November 5th and 12th at 7pm
Saturday November 6th and 13th at 7pm
Sunday November 7th and 14th at 3pm

No Reservations Required. Ticket Information.

All performances at Bradford Academy, 172 N. Main Street, Bradford, VT.


Covid-19 Pandemic Response

It is with a heavy heart that the Board of Directors of Old Church Theater made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 season. Though in 2021 we’ve continued to be unable to hold a “normal” season, things are picking up with our first show Alice in Wonderland being presented in August. We hope to do additional shows in 2021 and early 2022, before kicking off a formal 2022 season.

2020 season tickets will be honored at all 2021 shows. Please remember that multiple punches can be used at a single show. Since the season will be truncated, bring a friend, or two, or three.

We want to extend our heart felt thanks to you, our patrons and supporters for your continued support during this difficult time. Stay safe and we hope to see all of you in 2021.

Please continue to check our Facebook and website for updates on our season and creative ways we are finding to connect during these unprecedented times. We are wishing you all well.