Published On: Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014

Lambertville Music Hall drops middle name; repositions itself as art and education center

Bucks County Playhouse classes at Lambertville Hall

Bucks County Playhouse classes at Lambertville Hall

There are many among us who would be perfectly happy to permanently lose our middle name, and Lambertville Music Hall has done just that.

After hitting some resistance in Lambertville on initial plans for the site at the former First Baptist Church at 57 Bridge St., “Lambertville Hall” as it is now called has gained some traction as a community education and arts center, and parent Bridge Street Foundation is directing more resources its way.

“Given the positive response and support from the artistic community and the successful launch of the Bucks County Playhouse education classes, Bridge Street Foundation will be providing a grant to Lambertville Hall in the next month for $500,000 to continue the renovations to that great old building,” said Kevin Daugherty of the Bridge Street Foundation.

Since opening in January, Lambertville Hall has became home to Bucks County Playhouse’s (BCP) education program, welcoming performing arts students and adults to its growing array of classes and programs, all leading participating students to performances on stage at the BCP in New Hope.

Lambertville Hall also announced that it will open doors to the public during Shad Festival in Lambertville April 26-27, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase original artwork from local artists displaying their work in support of the historic structure.

Additionally, Lambertville Hall will host the successful Local Mill Makes Good: Celebrating 75 Years of American Theater at the Bucks County Playhouse exhibit which premiered at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. The show will feature highlights of the original exhibit, and will also preview to the public during this year’s Shad Fest.

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