The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., The Depot Theatre is the only professional Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) affiliated theatre in the Adirondack Park.
Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.”
The Actors’ Equity Difference
Since 1988, the Depot has maintained an active relationship with Actors’ Equity Association – the union for professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
The Depot Theatre is committed to bringing professional theatre artists—actors, directors, stage managers, technicians, choreographers, and designers—to the Adirondacks.
By maintaining its Equity SPT status, as well as being a Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) -affiliated theatre company, the Depot Theatre has built a reputation for producing high quality performances in a unique performance space, in a very rural area in the Adirondacks.
The Depot currently produces 3-4 main stage productions each season.
Its location is a multi-use facility that houses a newly updated performance space with 134 fixed seats and still serves as a functioning Amtrak stop on the New York – Montreal route. (Patrons are treated to a unique experience when the actors “freeze” whenever a train goes by during a performance!)
The theatre’s main stage productions, play readings, and other mid-week summer events have served more than 3,000 people each summer.
Youth and families exposed to theatre and the arts are enriched in important ways that add value to their lives in the early stages of learning development as well as later in life.
The Depot infuses its youth program with professional best practices, including interactions with theatre professionals for workshops in voice, dance, and other disciplines. Young artists rehearse with live, professional musical direction and accompaniment.
JUNIORS (Ages 8-12)
Junior artists enjoy three weeks of rehearsals and educational workshops, culminating in 3 performances. The program currently takes place at the Whallonsburg Grange.
SENIORS (Ages 13+)
Senior artists will work with theatre professionals on the Depot’s main stage. More details will be announced soon!
More Information: DepotTheatre.org/outreach
For more information about the Depot Theatre, visit DepotTheatre.org