For a small town in rural Vermont, Putney offers performing arts venues that are the envy of towns much larger.

In the center of downtown are three world-class venues for all audiences. Open year round and with a full calendar of events is Next Stage Arts Project. Check them out the next time you are in town, chances are you’ll see their “Show Tonight” sandwich board out on the sidewalk. Right next door is Sandglass Theater, an internationally known theater company specializing in combining puppets with music, actors and visual imagery. Down the street you will find Yellow Barn, an international center for Chamber music. On summer evenings when there is a concert, you will find cars with license plates from across the country parked up and down main street taking in the sounds from the Big Barn.

Looking for something a little more intimate? Antidote Books has a full calendar of literary events, from poetry readings to intensive workshops.

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