Bay Street Theatre Festival, Inc.

Rating: 4.76 stars   25 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 810 Sag Harbor NY 11963 USA

Mission: Bay Street Theatre's mission to create an artistic haven, where an extended family of established and emerging artists may flourish in an atmosphere free from commercial pressures. It is our commitment to exercise fiscal responsibility so that our work might be defined by our imagination as well as our resources. We believe in providing a gathering place for artists and audiences to share a collective theatrical experience that resonates beyond our walls. Our commitment extends to educational programs for all ages to foster the continued value of theatre as a vital art form for future generations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Never a dull moment at Bay Street! Something for kids, jazz fans, theater buffs, moviephiles, and everyone in between. A vital part of the East End community and beyond; professional and fun in every way.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Many ways! I am a volunteer in several areas and hae enjoyed evedry involvement.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fun, friendly, experienced, dedicated, professional, involved...generally a superior bunch!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Continue to bring more and better events to the public, with less struggle and therefore more time spent where it should be.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Wonderful our Bay Street Theatre, so important to our community. So local and so professional. A grand treat always, friendly committed staff so eager to help,please every time I have been to Bat Street Theater. Thank you all, Rita White

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Everyone entering the Theatre are pleased to be there and.or back again. Always a great experience

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Everyone works as a team.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

GREAT!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

couldn't be any better.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

It's wonderful to have a LOCAL theater in Sag Harbor that produces professional performances. I especially enjoyed "Splendora" that was produced many years ago. The first production was amazing..."Men's Lives." We are so lucky to live close enough to Baystreet Theater to see most of the shows. Joan Brill, East Hampton

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to attend the productions.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No suggestions I think it's wonderful!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The professionalism of the productions.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have a theater with better seating plan. It is difficult to view the productions from the far side sections.

Ways to make it better...

No suggestions

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial. Also, getting better attendance for all of the plays. Empty seats mean less money for necessities.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Bay Street Theatre is the type of theatre that I experienced when I was is London. It has the same magic and intimacy I felt when I went to plays there. The actors are so close and it is as if one is actually present in the scene. I am transported into a magical world every time I attend one of Bay Street's excellent presentations. The sets are marvelous, the actors are diverse and wonderful and often famous. The selection of plays would satisfy anyone and most likely, everyone. I am bewitched!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

to be involved once again in the arts and to see how the arts help uplift people during difficult times.

Ways to make it better...

I could help more often.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

One of my greatest joys has been to give my inlaws theater tickets for a Christmas present. After each performance, they call to thank us and we have an opportunity to share a wonderful venue with each other. "Dinner" was a hoot!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our community. For a small theater to make such an impact is no small miracle. From the Young Authors program to providing space for fundraisers to the Fri/Sat movies, Bay Street is dedicated to Sag Harbor!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

rekindling friendships with the Bay Street staff and volunteers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue to expand. That being said, I know how very much all of us would miss their presence in Sag Harbor, the locals as well as the summer people. I think this is why the prospect of moving to Southampton failed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Bay Street is a wonderful resource for our community and provides a diverse set of theatrical and musical services. Our community would be significantly impaired, culturally, if we didn't have Bay Street Theatre.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their ability to produce amazing shows, given their funding and size.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the ability to interact with theater professionals

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very dedicated

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Bay Street provides great theater in the summer months and provides community events during the winter time including great old movies and children's theater programs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Great theater and wonderful interesting people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

A wonderful, truly community focused resource. A wonderful mixture of high art, low art and community response. I am both a volunteer and a consumer. Well done!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the terrific Benefit for Haiti that was staged at Bay ST

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have been attending and volunteering at Bay Street from its first year. I'll always remember Bay Street's first production, 'Men's Lives' Having spent 22 years as a volunteer at the Arena Stage in Wash. D.C., I have found Bay Street to be comparable in quality and purpose to the Arena. Both are bold in trying new ideas and both have a strong educational component. From the quality of the actors to the imagination of the sets and the professionalism of all concerned, Bay Street is where excellance blooms every season.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learning more about regional theatre, especially the challenges in continuously producing first rate theatre. I've enjoyed working with interesting, friendly and knowlegable people.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

enlarge the role of the volunteers.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the pleasure of being part of the theatre even in a very minor role.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, friendly, welcoming people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

secure its space by owning it.

Ways to make it better...

there was more interaction with the professional staff and the volunteers...for example attending some of their discussions on future production choices.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I don't usually do these kinds of questioneers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

We have seen many productions over the years including lectures by local artists, old films and plays. Bay Street is an important part of the community offering a variety of quality cultural experiences.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the community feeling

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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