The Arkell Pavilion
The Southern Vermont Arts Center's performance space, the Arkell Pavilion, is a 400 seat auditorium with professional-quality acoustics that is one of the areas finest performance spaces. Founded in 1965, the Arkell has hosted scores of musicians, singers, dancers, actors and writers. What makes the Arkell particularly unique is its ability to become an open-air venue when the side and back walls are rolled open.
Aside from hosting SVAC's busy calendar of summer performing arts events, the Arkell continues to be the home of the Manchester Music Festival's Summer Series. Since 1974 MMF has brought musicians of national and international reputation to the galleries of Yester House and the stage of the Arkell Pavilion. These world class, classical music concerts within the Summer Series include chamber, orchestral and operatic genres with occasional forays into highly entertaining symphonic pops, rock, and other diverse musical styles.