In 1996, the Gerry Foundation purchased the original Woodstock festival field along with hundreds of surrounding acres to bring back cultural events to Sullivan County in upstate New York. Music festivals were held in subsequent years, with the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts being built on this property starting in 2004. In 2006, the first performance at the arts center was given by the New York Philharmonic, with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performing there later that summer. Altogether, the site encompasses 800 acres; it includes an outdoor amphitheater, an outdoor terrace stage, an indoor hall and the Museum at Bethel Woods. Once you know which Bethel Woods Center for the Arts event you'd like to attend, pick up tickets at StubHub.
Where should I park?
General parking is free of charge and is located right on the property. Look for signs for Healy Brothers general parking, as there are some private individuals offering parking on their neighboring properties as well. Because the center is quite large and can accommodate many guests, it may take about 20 minutes to get from your vehicle to your seats. Premium parking is available at most Bethel Woods Center for the Arts events. Premium parking should be purchased ahead of time through the Bethel Woods Box Office.
Can we tailgate before a Bethel Woods Center for the Arts performance?
Tailgating is permitted for anyone who has a ticket for that day's event. All items must fit within a parking space, and propane grills are allowed. Tailgating should be complete once the main act begins.
Are there buses that travel to the center?
The Big V company buses people back and forth to the Monticello Casino and Raceway. Coach USA also operates a bus route that travels between the center and New York City, Ridgewood, New Jersey, and Middletown.
Is the Museum at Bethel Woods open to ticket holders?
The museum opens for the season each spring, and it's open Thursday-Sunday during the spring and fall. During the summer, it's open daily. Museum tickets must be purchased, and that can be done online or at the museum. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts ticket holders receive discounts on their entries.
How is the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts seating arranged?
The Pavilion consists of a stage, several sections of seating, and a large lawn section without any reserved spots. Sections one through five are closest to the stage, and sections six through 11, along with section 100, are in the middle grouping. Sections 12 through 18 make up the final rows of seating. Total capacity is 4,500 in the reserved area, and the lawn can accommodate up to 10,500 additional guests. The outdoor terrace stage has reserved seating for 1,000, and the indoor Event Gallery can seat approximately 440. The Event Gallery may have a full set of seats, be open as a standing-room only event or be set up with cabaret seating.Back to Top