As part of the Bennington Arts Summit, the committee assigned to finding ways to strengthen the relationship between the schools and the arts community, has compiled a list of arts organizations that give student discounts. Many organizations offer free admission.
The Bennington Museum has no charge for students below age 18 and local colleges (SVC, Bennington College, CCV) are free with college ID. All other college students are admitted for $9 with college ID. At The Bennington Center for the Arts, students 12 and under are free and students above 12 are $8, families are $20.
The Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester has free admission to Yester House for all.
The Williams College Museum in Williamstown, Mass. is free for all, and Sage City Symphony at Bennington College is free for all. Membership in the Bennington County Choral Society is free for student singers 15 years and up.
The Bennington Contra Dances offers free admission for age 6 and under, ages 7-12 for $5 and ages 13 and up for $10.
The Vermont Arts Exchange in North Bennington has a student price of $10 for their concerts and there are scholarships available for students attending camps and classes.
Oldcastle Theater in Bennington charges $10 for students and discounted prices are offered for schools groups. All their touring theater shows in elementary and middle school venues are free.
The UU Meetinghouse Cafe in Bennington charges $10 for students.
Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, N.Y. charges students $15 and dress rehearsals are pay as you will.
MASS MoCa in North Adams, Mass, is $10 for students with ID, kids 6-16 is $5 and kids under 5 are free. The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass has free and discounted admission for students and children.
The committee hopes the community will take the opportunities these arts organizations provide. We believe the arts are an engine for enjoyment and economic development in Bennington.