Season Tickets
Season tickets are available for $95 and are good for all Festival events. Available by phone: 845-688-9893; or at the MTA box office with cash, check or credit card.

The Summer Festival box office opens one hour before events. Tickets are $20 in advance and at the door. All events start at 8:00 pm; late seating is at the discretion of MTA and may not be possible for all performances. Advance ticket purchases are advised as seating is limited. There is no reserved seating.

Advance tickets are available online by credit card here. Or call Mount Tremper Arts at 845-688-9893 to purchase tickets by credit card over the phone.

Audience Writing Tickets
Two free audience writing tickets are available for all events. An integral part of our programming, writing tickets offer audience members the chance to join the creative dialogue by writing a personal reflection of an event to be posted on our website. Contact helene here, for information or to reserve a writing ticket.

Volunteer Tickets
Every summer, MTA hosts volunteer artists, arts professionals, and students on our Catskills campus for one-week periods to assist with Summer Festival production. Housing, dinners with resident artists and MTA staff, and free entry to performances are provided in return for 26 hours of event, residency, and related support over the week. In addition to production volunteers, we need volunteers to help out at individual Festival events—in exchange for a free performance ticket. For more information on volunteer opportunities at MTA, contact Helene here.

Performance Space Info
The performance space is a white box theatre and seating consists of simple chairs, stools, and floor cushions. To protect the dance floor, the MTA studio is sometimes a shoeless environment, depending on the space configuration.

Artist Residencies
Hosting the Summer Festival is only part of Mount Tremper Arts’ mission; for the rest of the year, MTA hosts performing arts companies in Creative Development Residencies. These residencies include 24/7 dedicated studio space and housing for periods of three days to one month. MTA also operates a Subsidized Residency program open to all performing arts companies making contemporary work, and offers affordable, dedicated workspace for intensive residency experiences.


Lead support for Mount Tremper Arts is provided by:

The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The New York State Regional Economic Council, the Ulster Community Foundation of Ulster County, and The Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

AUNTS is a project of Before Your Eyes Inc., supported in part by the Yellow House Fund.

Ghost Quartet was developed with support from The Ground Floor at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA, and The Bushwick Starr, Brooklyn, NY. 

Tom Chui’s RETROCON is made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

David Lang’s Whisper Opera was commissioned through Meet the Composer’s Commissioning Music/USA program, which was made possible by generous support from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Ford Foundation, the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Helen F. Whitaker Fund.

Alas the Nymphs was written at The MacDowell Colony. The trilogy Men Go Down has been developed in residencies at The Park Avenue Armory, Abrons Art Center, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alas the Nymphs will premiere as part of Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival 2015.

Thank You to the many businesses and individuals who support Mount Tremper Arts at the Friend level and above (April 2014 – April 2015):

Nicholas Abramson, Christopher and Jane Adams, Applestone Meat Company, Joel Benton, Eleanor Black, Blue Mountain Bistro Catering, David Blumenthal, Boiceville IGA, Jonah Bokaer, Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone, Yanira Castro, Catskill Rose Lodging & Dining, Emerson Resort & Spa, The Daily Freeman, Kathy Dean and Susan De George, Charles & Leticia DeMicoli, Nelson Downend and Katinka Locascio, Martha Eddy, David Ellis, Sharon Fessenden, Robert Flynt, Four Corners Country Inn, Beth Gansky, Vallejo Gantner, Susan Gillespie, Mark Ginsberg, Alice Goodman, Greenheart Farm Market, Bianca Grimshaw and Rebecca Brooks, Mary Ann Guay, Diana Hartel, Justine and Jonathan Hopkins, Karen Humphrey, Kaaterskill Associates, Diane & Garry Kvistad of The Woodstock Chimes Fund, Phyllis Lamhut, Sheila Lewandowski, Victor and Sylvia Margolin, Jeff McMahon, Virginia and Timothy Millhiser, Tere O'Connor, Oriole 9, Overlook Mountain Bikes, Peekamoose Restaurant & Taproom, Phoenicia Diner, Phoenicia Lodge, Phoenicia Wine & Liquors, Jon and Ilona Pokoik, Gail Pokoik, Lee and Kathie Pokoik, Doug Post, Wayne Ransier, Virginia Pratt Root, Joshua Rubin, Ruth M. Gale Real Estate, Nancy and Ira Shapiro, Martha Sherman, Joseph Silovsky, Warren and Meg Soiffer, Bernard Handzel and Michelle Spark, Michael Steinberg, Matthew and Liz Steinberg, Stephen Swallow, Town Tinker Tube Rental, Ulster Savings Bank, Arthur Vandenbroucke, Russel Vandenbroucke, Daniel and Dianne Vapnek, Marya Warshaw, Elizabeth Weatherford, Cathryn Williams, and Zen Mountain Monastery.