The Ancram Opera House
1330 County Route 7
Ancram, NY 12502


"Jim Paul and Joan Arnold, who own the Ancram Opera House and schedule what happens there, are in the process of growing a wild and wonderfully random performance space that is a fabulous asset to our collective rural existence."

-Eliot Osborn, Joint Chiefs

Welcome to the The Ancram Opera House Website!

A History of the Ancram Opera House


by Joan Arnold


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This Summer - Stay at the Opera House.

Luxuriate in this spacious ground floor 2-BD unit for a spring weekend.  Hike to the waterfall at Bash Bish, swim at Lake Taghkanic, take yoga with us on Sunday morning.   Deep luxurious tub and walk-in shower.  Brand new, sleeps a couple, two couples, or a family.  Wi-fi, stereo.  

$190/night,  $360/weekend -- intro offer.  

Available on AirBnB: click here for reservations.




open level - all welcome


Alexander Yoga with Joan Arnold


Joan Arnold has been a movement professional for 30 years, teaching dance, exercise, Alexander Technique and yoga. She has a private practice in New York City and is Executive Director of the Ancram Opera House. There she and House Manager (and husband) Jim Paul program classes and concerts, offering a variety of body/mind experiences to help people find new dimensions of health, inspiration and community. With the Alexander Technique, Joan helps clients recover from injury and surgery and guides them toward a more graceful walk, comfortable sitting posture and fuller breathing pattern. Whenever possible, she helps people return to the activities and sports they love through a deeper understanding of their own habitual patterns and the body's natural organization.


Sundays by announcement

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