Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a $100 million outdoor performing arts center and museum located approximately 90 minutes from New York City at the site of the original 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY. The 15,000 seat outdoor performing arts venue and The Museum at Bethel Woods are set within nearly 2,000 bucolic acres.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts celebrates the natural beauty, cherished traditions, and bountiful products of Sullivan County. Trails and clusters of buildings open up vistas to the beauty of the surrounding landscape. The architecture expresses the familiar forms of the region’s barns and rural structures. Strong cedar posts and timber construction, copper roofs, stone from local quarries, and native plantings convey a sense of belonging to the countryside and makes visitors feel welcome and neighbors feel at home.