Programs & Events

Sample Programming from the Bedford PlayhouseThe Bedford Playhouse regularly hosts events and programs designed to introduce the public to the kind of programming that will be offered when we re-open in 2018. From a speaker series to screenings, workshops to educational events, our pre-opening programming is just a taste of what is to come.


Punxsutawney Phil and Bedford Playhouse invite you to a screening of GROUNDHOG DAY.  Enjoy this classic comedy starring Bill Murray again, again…and again.

Friday, February 2nd (Groundhog Day! ), 7:30pm, Historical Hall, Bedford Village, 608 Old Post Road, Bedford.   Tickets $5/ea, Seats are limited, 5 tickets per purchase limit.  Complimentary popcorn will be offered.

Groundhog Day

Past Events

Clark Griswold, Cousin Eddie and Bedford Playhouse invite you to a holiday screening of Christmas Vacation, Q&A with Chevy Chase.

Tuesday, December 19th, 7:30pm; Film introduction by John Farr and Q&A with very special guest, Chevy Chase.
Historical Hall, Bedford Village; 608 Old Post Road, Bedford
Tickets $45/ea. Seats are very limited and are first come first served;
limit 4 per purchase. 


George Bailey, Bedford Playhouse and Bedford Historical Society invite you to a holiday screening in downtown Bedford Falls!  “It’s A Wonderful Life” : Dec. 6th, 7:30pm at Historical Hall, Bedford Village.  John Farr will introduce and pay tribute to this special film.  Screening is free, donations encouraged. 

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On October 19th, Bedford Playhouse hosted a community screening of one of 1989’s most celebrated films, Cinema Paradiso.

Playhouse Founder John Farr was on hand to pay tribute to this special film. The Playhouse was also open for a special Open House where visitors could tour the space and see all of the progress we’ve made since starting construction in May.

Special thanks to Bedford Historical Society for the use of Historical Hall

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(October 4, 2017) Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? The average child spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens.

Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. In SCREENAGERS, Delaney probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
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(June 21, 2017) Recently we hosted a sold-out screening of “The Bullish Farmer”, a documentary about “John Boy” Ubaldo, at Bedford’s Historical Hall. Check out the highlights and stay tuned for more…

Bedford Village retailer, locavore and former high-powered Wall Street investment banker, John “John Boy” Ubaldo, gives it all up to live a quiet life as a small farmer dedicated to growing delicious and sustainable agriculture for his family and community.  John’s agrarian life and values, however,  are constantly challenged by Big Agriculture’s (Big Ag) controversial farming practices. This thoughtful documentary follows John’s fight to help preserve small farms and rural America and his effort to educate his customers, followers and community about the dangers of what’s hiding in our food and the soil it is grown in.

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On Sunday, May 7th, 2017 Bedford Playhouse launched its first event of the Bedford Playhouse Author Series!  A fantastic afternoon was enjoyed by all, including wine, hors d’oeuvres and light bites while legendary journalist Lesley Stahl (CBS’s 60 Minutes) interviews Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films, about her highly anticipated new book “You Don’t Look Your Age …and Other Fairy Tales”.  Special guests, included Ellen Burstyn, who read excerpts as well. Guests took home signed copies of both Sheila’s and Lesley’s new books, available in stores.

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(Feb, 2, 2017) An Evening with Chazz Palminteri


An up close & personal evening with actor Chazz Palminteri, renowned for his classic coming-of-age story, A Bronx Tale. What began as a one-man stage show written and performed by Palminteri grew from sold-out plays in Los Angeles and New York to movie screens nationwide to Broadway. A Bronx Tale: The Musical officially opened on December 1, 2016 at Longacre Theatre. The musical is co-directed by Robert DeNiro, who directed the original film.

An Evening with Chazz  included Palminteri sharing tales from film to Broadway followed by a Q&A with audience members and an opportunity for personal photos.

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~~ On Friday, December 2 the Six of Clubs (Beatrice Broadwater, Angela Cason, Nick Firth, John Hargraves, Rich Miller and Win Rutherfurd), performed songs from The Great American Songbook–the finest American songs of the 1920s to 1960s, from Broadway musical theatre, and Hollywood musicals. It was a fun night with some amazing talent, held at John Jay Homestead in Katonah. For photos please see our Facebook album, Hooray For Hollywood

Hooray for Hollywood

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On Friday, October 28, 2016 we celebrated the Bedford 25 and our President John Farr, among Bedford Magazine’s “most interesting, creative and influential” people. To learn more about John and view the other honorees in the Nov./Dec. issue, visit


The Bedford Playhouse presented Playing for the Playhouse at the Harvey School on Friday, August 26, 2016  Please visit our Facebook page for photos and videos.

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From Playhouse President John Farr: “On August 26 I was proud to host an incredible group of performers who came out to support the Bedford Playhouse. It was an unforgettable evening.” From left: Jeffrey Tambor, Robert Klein, John Farr, Glenn Close, Terre Blair (Mrs. Marvin Hamlisch), Marissa McGowan, and Paul Shaffer (Missing: Chazz Palminteri – from the shot, not the show!) photo by Peter T. Michaelis

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for The Bedford Playhouse First Annual Kids Film Festival, held Friday, October 14-Sunday, October 16. It was a great weekend with lots of happy families! Thank you to our friends at Rippowam Cisqua Lower School, John Jay Middle School, and Bedford Village Elementary School! For photos of the event please visit our Facebook page.

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