Paramount Hudson Valley Arts
Mission Statement

 To provide quality performing arts and arts education programs to the diverse and underserved communities of Peekskill and northern Westchester County.

Partner with us in supporting the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater,
the local performing arts community, and arts education.

Paramount Hudson Valley Arts, Inc. (PHVA) operates the landmark Paramount Theater in downtown Peekskill. Established in 2013 as a 501(c)(3), the nonprofit PHVA was created to provide free and affordable arts programming for the vibrant communities of Peekskill and northern Westchester County. Our programs include theater, dance, music, storytelling, and poetry readings, as well as other cultural and educational activities.

PHVA showcases established and emerging artists; forges meaningful partnerships local arts organizations; and present and produces new artistic work, especially work that explores the history and culture of Peekskill and the Hudson Valley.

Our community programs and performances are different each year, but over the years our work has included: Black History Month events; Women’s History Month events; Hispanic Heritage Month events; family theater performances; and a Sunday Film Series featuring classic movies as well as live performances of opera, dance, and theater by world-renowned artists that have been captured on film.

PHVA also supports the creative process for artists who are developing new work, with an emphasis on new plays by local playwrights. PHVA has a playwright-in-residence program, and is the proud recipient of an Arts Alive grant from ArtsWestchester in support of new works developed through that program.

In 2019, PHVA launched an exciting new partnership with the Dramatists Guild. This partnership led to an exciting new “DG Footlights” series at the Paramount Theater, featuring stage readings of new works by Hudson Valley playwrights. For news and info, follow PHVA on Facebook.

Please consider partnering with us as community arts advocates and promoters of the arts in education as we enrich present and future generation’s lives. You can donate to PHVA safely and securely online.