PS21 HISTORY and MISSION
The PS21 Tent was inaugurated in June 2006 as a space dedicated to presenting and nurturing the performing arts of dance, music, theater and film in a natural setting. In addition to presenting internationally recognized music ensembles and dance companies, PS21 encourages community participation in the performing arts through community sings and community social dances and workshops for children and adults.
PS21 is located in an apple orchard just outside of the village of Chatham, NY. Preserving and enjoying the wonders of the natural environment that surround us at the PS21 site is an important part of our mission. Audiences are invited to come early before performances and enjoy picnicking and strolling around the grounds
At PS21 we create opportunities for artists to further develop their work. During dance residencies dancers and choreographers stay in a guesthouse with an adjacent dance studio and the PS21 stage only a short walk away. The natural surroundings offer a respite from the hectic urban schedule that is so much a part of a dance company’s life.
RENT the TENT
The PS21 tent and the surrounding grounds are a perfect place to hold Weddings and other special events like Family Reunions. While providing your Family and Friends with a beautiful facility for your special event, the rental of the PS21 tent and ground helps support PS21’s performing arts programs.
Accommodating up to 200 guests, the PS21 tent will provide plenty of room for tables, catering and dancing. For weddings the tent is rented without a stage, rigging or audience risers providing a flexible open space. We encourage you to make use of the surrounding apple orchards and grounds to create a special space for your ceremony and reception. The Tent is available for wedding rentals May, early June, and September.
For further information click here for PS21 Wedding Info Flier pdf.
The PS21 tent can be rented as a theater space with flexible seating for 175. Along with the tent Picnic tables can also be enjoyed in the surrounding orchards and grounds. The tent is available for special event rentals May-September.
For further information click here for PS21 Tent Rental Small Events 2013 pdf.
Restrooms and parking are available on the site.