Donald and Skippy Raines

Fall for the Arts

As the weather mercifully begins to cool, we’re happy to announce we’re moving back INSIDE for a little history, a little mystery, and some good time music!

Proof of Covid 19 Vaccination and masks required for entry to all events.

Don and Skippy Raines were staunch supporters of our community, including Bristol Valley Theater. Both served as BVT board members for many years (Don as Treasurer) and tirelessly volunteered their time and talent.

Each fall we honor the memory of this extraordinary couple with our Fall for the Arts Series.  They left an inspiring  legacy of community service to the arts, to environmental causes, and to others.

The Donald and Skippy Raines Fall for the Arts Series is sponsored in part by the Morgan Stanley Midlakes Group and
The New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency).

September 18 at 7 p.m.

Adults $20 / Under 18 $15 / Under 12 $10

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and masks required for entry.

Paulsen Baker and Chaapel

With special guests, Warren Paul and John Garvey

A long overdue visit from the Finger Lakes’ favorite Good Time Band!

October 8 and 9 at 7 p.m.

Adults $20 / Under 18 $15 / Under 12 $10

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and masks required for entry.

Mystery Radio Theater

An all new line up of Mysteries from the Golden Age of Radio, performed live on stage.

October 24 at 2 p.m.

Adults $15 / Under 18 $10 / Under 12 $5

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and masks required for entry.

The Hero

In 1921, Naples-born playwright, Gilbert Emery made history as his play, The Hero, opened on Broadway. Join BVT, The Naples Historical Society, The Naples Library and a cast of Naples icons for a staged reading of this family drama set at the close of the first world war and a glimpse into the history of the play and playwright.

Your safety is our top priority.

We are so excited that our Fall for the Arts programing will see our return to our indoor space! We have installed UV Light filters throughout our HVAC systems. These units kill viruses, including the Covid-19 virus, as air passes through them, circulating clean air throughout the building.

We will require proof of vaccination (vaccination card, photo of your vaccination card or NY Excelsior pass) for entry to these events. We will require masks for entry and ask that you help us keep our community safe by social distancing.

In the event that any of our Fall for the Arts programs are cancelled due to changes in state mandates for live, indoor performances, all ticket sales will be refunded.

Thanks for your patience and cooperation as we continue to navigate these times.