We’re so excited about our progress here at UPH. See where we’ve been and where we’re heading!
Renovating a 150 year old building is not a simple undertaking. There are many factors to consider: historic preservation, functionality, building codes, safety, longevity, aesthetics, and even visitor experience. While Universal Preservation Hall has always been a gathering place, in its new functionality as a state of the art performance facility, every... Read more » ... Read More
Throughout its long history, says Campaign Director Teddy Foster, Universal Preservation Hall has been a community gathering space. It was built, in fact, as a venue that could host speakers like Frederick Douglass, Theodore Roosevelt and William Jennings Bryan in addition to being a Methodist church. The ground floor Community... Read more » ... Read More
Local live music fans will fondly recall the Starlite Music Theater, which began its life as the Colonie Musical Theater in 1958, before taking the more familiar Colonie Coliseum name in the early 70s. Located just off Route 9 in Latham, the Coliseum began—like Chatham’s still operating, but much smaller... Read more » ... Read More
Our blog is about all things happening at UPH and in Saratoga! Are you enjoying the first signs of spring this week? Some exciting news this week! Contractors and their subcontractors are bidding for the renovation project at UPH. This job entails the interior and exterior renovation and restoration of... Read more » ... Read More
$750K Restore New York Communities Initiative grant will spur construction SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—March 27, 2018—Long-anticipated renovation and construction on Universal Preservation Hall will begin soon, following New York State’s announcement on Monday of a $750,000 Restore New York Communities Initiative grant to the City of Saratoga Springs through Empire State... Read more » ... Read More