Chandler hosts performances
by world-renowned musicians, special projects celebrating talent of local musicians and actors, and an eclectic series of gallery exhibits
, which are made possible by generous support from individuals, businesses and foundations.
Chandler Music Hall is renowned for its incomparable acoustics: sound easily reaches every part of the 575-seat handsomely stenciled auditorium. Chandler Gallery has wonderful natural light and its upper floor works well as a space for smaller, informal meetings, rehearsals and performances. Both the music hall and gallery are handicap accessible.
Programming at the Chandler Music Hall is a carefully chosen mix of touring artists whose performances enrich the lives of people of all ages and incomes. Patrons can expect to hear a wide variety of music representing a variety of genres: classical, folk, multi-cultural, Celtic and French Canadian, traditional music, jazz and popular music, as well as dance and theatre.
Chandler proudly sponsors three popular annual festivals
each year to include the New World Fesitval, the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival and the Pride Theater Festival.
In addition to its own full season of performances, Chandler is also pleased to make its facilities
available to other organizations or businesses for their own events.
Activities for youth
are a strong focus of Chandler's work. A fully-staged Broadway musical involving nearly 100 youth from more than 20 schools in the region is produced annually over the July 4th weekend. Chandler has earned a regional reputation for its student technical theater program where students in grades 9-12 learn valuable technical theater skills that are put to use supporting the full season of performances. Chandler's Daytime Performance Series
serves area students, homeschool families, and individuals.