Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s 2022 summer performances will take place on the grounds of our new home in Garrison, NY, using our preexisting temporary theater tent while plans are still underway for construction of a permanent open-air theater venue. Audiences will continue to experience the company’s signature open-air productions and pre-show picnicking on the grounds.
ADDRESS: 2015 Route 9, Garrison, NY 10524
Getting Here By: Train
Take the Metro-North Hudson Line to Garrison from points south or north. On weekends, trains departing from Grand Central Station generally arrive in Garrison every half-hour on weekends, while trains departing from Poughkeepsie generally arrive in Garrison every hour. To find a complete seasonal schedule, visit Metro-North’s website or stop at a regional kiosk.
When you arrive, taxi service may be sparse. Be sure to reserve a local taxi pickup in advance of your trip or try out a ride-hailing service such as Lyft or Uber. HVSF offers a FREE Weekend Shuttle from the Train Station (details below). Travel time from the Garrison to the HVSF Theater Tent is roughly 5 minutes by car. It is not walkable.
Getting Here By: Shuttle, Weekends (FREE!)
The Details: HVSF offers a FREE round-trip shuttle from the Garrison Train Station (parking lot) to the Theater Tent every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Trips from the Train Station run from 4:30pm – 7:30pm and again for 30 minutes following the performance. No reservation is required.
Meeting the Shuttle: NYC arrivals generally pull into Track 1, and riders must cross over the rails to access the parking lot where the HVSF Shuttle is waiting. The Shuttle with an HVSF emblem on both sides, driven by our staff member in blue, will be waiting near a ticket kiosk next to what looks like a black and white telephone booth.
After-show Departure: Shuttle departures from our site leave from the paved area near the Valley Restaurant. A staff member in blue can help direct you to the Shuttle at the end of the night. Please double check the train schedule to make sure you leave enough time.
Getting Here By: Car or Taxi
Taxi services in Garrison may have irregular hours and areas of operation. We strongly recommend making a taxi reservation one to two days in advance of your visit to be sure your service of choice is ready to assist you. Alley’s Way Taxi (845.265.8294) is a local provider HVSF audiences have used previously. You may also consider using a ride-hailing service such as Lyft or Uber.
From Manhattan and New Jersey: Upper-level George Washington Bridge to Palisades Parkway north. Cross the Bear Mountain Bridge. Turn left onto Route 9D and continue for several miles. Turn right onto Snake Hill Road and continue for a few minutes. Our HVSF Theater Tent will then be on your left, towards the top of the hill.
From points South: Taconic Parkway north to Exit 5 onto NY-9A North. Stay on the Briarcliff Peekskill parkway for a few miles, then turn left onto US-6. At the roundabout, take the first exit. Keep left onto Albany Post Road, turn left in a few miles and arrive at the HVSF Theater Tent.
From points North: Taconic Parkway south to Cold Spring Exit/301. Turn right onto Route 301. Turn left and continue for 10 minutes. The HVSF Theater Tent will be on your right.
From points West: I-84 east across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to exit 41 on NY-9D– Beacon. Follow Route 9D south for 8.7 miles. Turn left onto Snake Hill Road, and our HVSF Theater Tent will be on your left towards the top of the hill.
From points East: I-84 west to Exit 52A-Taconic State PKWY South. Stay on the Taconic for 6 miles, and then turn right onto NY-301. In 6.1 miles, turn left onto US-9. In 3.9 miles, turn right, and our HVSF Theater Tent will be on your left.